Live in Sydney? Have you thrown a party lately? Chances are your finger food came from Jitesh Gohil, General Manager of Crafty Chef.
Crafty Chef, a finger food manufacturer and wholesaler, may sound like a fairly anodyne Australian company, but it is proving it’s place as one of Australia’s smartest companies. By upgrading their existing, scarily Bond villain-esque sounding “commercial blast” freezer system with a 21st century “spiral freezer” system, Jitesh will lower his pollution levels by more than 50 per cent thanks to a $1.1 million grant, funded out of carbon price money.
Not only will this impressive-sounding bit of technical wizardry help save the planet, it will also save Jitesh $20,000 a year while doubling his productivity.
"The Clean Technology Investment Program was pivotal for us to invest so heavily in this project.
"Without the Government funding the project would not have been possible. Crafty Chef is proud of this project and excited to be a manufacturer aware of the need in the current world climate to be taking action to reduce emissions,” he said.
But it is not only the environmentally friendly alternative that is driving the smartest companies to make this shift.
"It also simply makes good business sense, as the cost of power is rising and if Australia's manufacturers, big and small, are to continue to prosper we need to transform how we operate," said Jitesh.