Witney hand dryer manufacturer launches ECO range


Witney-based hand dryer manufacturer Airdri has launched its most environmentally friendly range of hand dryers to date.

The new eco range includes Airdri’s Quantum hand dryer, which, as standard, costs just £6 per year to and has exceptionally low energy usage.

It offers a 96 per cent reduction in the annual outlay for electricity when compared to a standard dryer. All three Airdri ECO range hand dryers run on less than 1,000 watts, the industry standard for a dryer to be considered ‘green’.

All of Airdri’s eco hand dryers are designed, developed and tested at the firm’s in-house research and development facilities in Oxford.

Steve Whittall, Group Research and Development Director at Airdri said: “Airdri has a historic commitment to energy efficiency. In the early 1980s, we were one of the first hand dryer manufacturers in the world to innovate with environmental sustainability in mind. We’re at the forefront of introducingautomatic sensors to ensure that our dryers were never running when not needed, saving energy and helping to reduce costs.

“As we come to better understand the effect that the abundant use of electricity has on precious natural resources such as coal, gas and oil, there has never been a more fitting time to consider the impact of our daily activities on the environment.

“The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy estimates that 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK come directly from our energy supply, and 17% from our businesses. As our awareness increases, so must our responsibility to protecting the environment. That’s why we are continuously investing in the development of our products and striving to find improvements that can help them run more efficiently without losing their effectiveness. In establishing our expertise in this area, we have come to develop some of the most energy efficient hand dryers on the market.”