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IFA Berlin Round-up

The Meaco team had a fantastic time promoting the latest products at the IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin, arguably the world’s biggest and most important event to showcase the latest technology and innovation.

Meaco’s stand at the IFA 2017 featured our 3 Which? award winning dehumidifiers, including the Zambezi, and our ultra-quiet wall mounted dehumidifiers. It was hard to miss – not many stands featured a giant image of an African elephant!

In case you didn’t know, Meaco have teamed up with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to help protect orphaned elephants in Zambia. A donation from the sale of each Zambezi product goes to help the work of the foundation and you can read more here. So far, we have already raised £21, 000 for the foundation.

Also, the MeacoClean air purifier was on display in the smoke chamber to demonstrate its multi-stage air purification, which proved popular with our stand visitors.

We had the chance to meet and catch up with buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands (pictured below).

A busy and tiring few days, but having beat last year’s enquiry level we couldn’t be happier!

 

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

buyers from Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain as well as our resellers from Norway and the Faroe Islands

3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

All 3 Meaco dehumidifiers at the IFA Berlin show

Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

Our Meaco Stand at the IFA Berlin tech show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep!

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep!

Chris Michael, Director of Meaco, the UK’s leading air purifier specialist, says there is an escape from the misery of hay fever!

My daughter’s sneezing reminds me that the end of April/start of May signals the start of the peak pollen season for hay fever sufferers, misery that can last into early Autumn.  According to the NHS 95% of hay fever suffers in the UK are allergic to grass pollen and around 25% are allergic to tree pollen.

The tree pollen season mainly runs from late March to Mid-May when the grass pollen season kicks in and runs through to July.  Weed pollen can then keep you sneezing right through to the end of September.

So pretty tough for anyone who struggles with hay fever. But there are actions that can be taken to reduce the effects, such as installing an air purifier, which will make a difference when in an office or home, and especially when you want to get a good night’s sleep.

Pollen is actually rather easy to remove from the indoor air so long as the size of the air purifier suits the size of the room. MEACO  created MeacoClean, a next generation air purification range that works to clean the air and relieve the suffering caused by these pollutants, by offering a bespoke air purification experience to suit the allergy and room size

Research shows that most people fail to buy the correct air purifier as they do not match the allergy to the filter required, or they buy an air purifier that is too small for their room so it cannot clean the air efficiently.

The MeacoClean comes in two sizes. The larger MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 has one of the highest CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) scores in Europe and is suitable for rooms from 74 to 198m³ depending on how severe the allergy is, while the smaller MeacoClean CA-HEPA 47X5 works in rooms between 29 and 78m³.  The more often the air from a room goes through the air purifier each hour, the cleaner the air will become. You should be able to divide a room size into the air purifiers air flow at least three times .This will mean that the air in the room is being cleaned three times an hour.  If the allergy is bad go for 5 times an hour and if the condition is severe then use a factor of 7.

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Note to editors: How it works:

The MeacoClean uses several layers of filters to removes a multitude of allergens from the air.  A pre-filter removes the dust, the HEPA filter removes particles smaller than the human eye can see, nasties like dust mites, pollen and mould spores, an activated charcoal filter then deals with smells and chemicals called VOCs that are given off by paints, air fresheners and polishes. (HEPA stands for High-efficiency particulate arrestance and is a type of filter made to an international standard to provide high standard of air cleaning and can be found in air cleaners, premium cars and vacuum cleaners that help to remove pet dander from the air.)

The ultra violet filter then combines with a unique photocatalytic oxidation process with enhanced titanium dioxide to kill bugs and bacteria. (Ultraviolet on its own will not kill bugs so the PCO process speeds up the reaction time to help kill bacteria and viruses)

Finally an ioniser then freshens the air and helps to attract dust particles to the first filter.( Opposites attract and the ions are charged opposite to the dust so that they stick to each other making the dust heavier so that it falls to ground or into the air purifier.)

The MeacoClean range is a lot more advanced than your standard air purifier and the PCO system is the most advanced ant-bacterial/virus system to date.

The numbers on the product refer to size: e.g CA-HEPA 47×5:  If the machine was to clean the air in a room 5 times an hour then it could clean a room of 47 cubic metres.

How the MeacoClean works

The MeacoClean uses an advanced multi-stage air cleaning system to purifier the air:

  1. Firstly, the pre-filter removes large airborne particles.
  2. Secondly the true HEPA filter removes particles from the air as small as 0.3 microns (smaller than the eye can see)
  3. Thirdly the enhanced charcoal filter removes smells and odour
  4. Fourth the combined ultra violet and Photocatalytic Oxidation enhanced Titanium Dioxide (PCO) combine to destroy viruses, germs and bacteria.
  5. Finally the ioniser helps to neutralise dust particles.

 

MeacoClean’s Finishing Touches

  • The MeacoClean CA-HEPA 119×5 air purifier features a particle counter which varies the air purifiers performance depending on the number of allergens in the air and a colour changing light that indicates the quality of the room air
  • A filter replacement indicator alerts you to replace the filter set (approximately every 6 months).  It also has a sleep mode to reduce the fan speed and turn off the lights to ensure a good night sleep with purified air
  • The enhanced charcoal filter contains 450g +/-20g of charcoal for superior odour removal.  The enhanced charcoal and HEPA filters have a rubber gasket seal to make sure that no air can pass through the air purifier without being cleaned.
  • Both models come with a two year parts and labour warranty.

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About Meaco

Established in 1991, Meaco produces award-winning dehumidifiers, humidifiers and air purifiers distributed in over twenty countries throughout Europe and South Africa. The firm is the UK’s exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi Electric’s range of dehumidifiers, spares, and repairs. A winner of three Which? Best Buy awards, Meaco’s expertise is unrivalled, and its products cater for all needs, from home and industrial dehumidification to specialist areas such as boating, caravanning and swimming pools.

Meaco began by specialising in monitoring and control equipment for museums and art galleries. In 1992 the firm developed the world’s first radio based environmental monitoring system in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and quickly established itself as one of the most important suppliers of humidity monitoring and control equipment to museums across Europe. In 2005 Meaco divested the museum side of the business to concentrate on manufacturing its own dehumidifier range.

Based in Guildford, Surrey, and an owner-managed business, Meaco is a socially aware company, sponsoring local sports including the Team GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn who recently competed at the Rio Olympics. The firm is also heavily involved in supporting local mini and youth rugby and is a sponsor of the London Welsh club. For each unit sale of the firm’s Zambezi dehumidifier model a financial contribution is made to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to assist its elephant conservation work in Africa.

www.meaco.com     Tel: 01483 234900

 

 

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Gold, Silver and Bronze for Rachel Cawthorn

Our sponsorship of Olympic Kayaker Rachel Cawthorn, who we have known personally now for years now via the local swimming club, continues and we always follow her career with interest. Rachel is on a development cycle through to the Rio Olympics but right now in 2014 she is competing in the World Cup Series. 

The big goal for Team GB is the Olympics and I think that Sprint Canoeing is looking at it in a similar fashion to the very successful British cycling team now using the championships between Olympics to experiment with combinations and set ups with a view to peaking every four years at the Olympics.

Over the last two weekends Rachel has been taking part in the World Cup series events in the Czech Republic and Hungary.  It has been a very promising start to the season with excellent performances at both regattas.

In Racice, Rachel formed a new partnership with the on form Lani Belcher in the K2 (two in a boat) 200m sprint and they came away with a Silver medal. Last weekend in Szeged, Hungary Rachel and Lani went one better in the K2 500m sprint to come away with a gold having teamed up previously with Angela Hannah, Louisa Sawers and Jess Walker to claim a bronze in the K4 500m final.

rachel cawthorn sponsored by Meaco UK

So three medals, one of each colour over two weekends a great start to the season and proof that the new combinations in the boats seem to be paying off.

Well done to Rachel, we wish her well for the rest of the season.  You can learn more about Rachel and follow here via her website.

 

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Family outing to Eton Dorney to watch Rachel Cawthorn Paddle to Olympic Final

Yesterday we went as a family to Eton Dorney where Britain won so many rowing medals last week to cheer on Rachel Cawthorn and sample the atmosphere for ourselves.

We have all known Rachel for several years as she was a member of the local swimming club where our four children still swim and I am the club secretary.  Rachel was talent spotted through her secondary school by GB Canoeing when she was just 15 years old and has had a meteoric rise through the world of kayaking leading to her Olympic debut this week at London 2012.

At Wey Valley Swimming Club we are very proud of Rachel and Michelle and I are delighted to support Rachel through Meaco.

The Eton Dorney crowd get to their feet and wave their flags as Rachel comes into view

Yesterday we watched Rachel compete in her 500m K1 sprint heat which she won to get a centre draw for the semi-final.  On Monday Rachel had qualified with her team-mates for the K4 final and she pushed hard with the support of 20,000 plus spectators yesterday to finish second in the semi-final and qualify for her second Olympic final.

The cheers from the crowd helped Rachel, in her red, white and blue boat, push onto victory in her heat.

It was a fantastic experience for us to be there and an amazing reaction from the crowd as she came past in her specially decorated red, white and blue boat.  As soon as she came into sight the crowd where on their feet, chanting her name and waving their union jacks.  Afterwards Rachel thanked the crowd for helping her so much when her body was feeling the pain over the last 250 metres.

The reaction from the crowd was stunning at Eton Dorney

Our grandstand was asked to wait for the other grandstand to empty first to avoid congestion outside and during those twenty minutes or so Rachel was amongst a few paddlers doing a gentle warm down on the water and she got another massive cheer from the grandstand as she went past.

Yesterday was a fantastic experience and Rachel’s family must be so proud.  In about an hours time she goes in the K4 final and tomorrow we will be back at Eton Dorney again to cheer Rachel on in the K1 family.

Good luck to Rachel in her two Olympic finals from everyone here at Meaco.

Post final update : Rachel and her team mates Jessica Walker, Louisa Sawers and Angela Hannah finished 5th in the final which was won by Hungary ahead of Germany and Belarus.  They should be proud of their achievements this week.

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Meaco sponsored Rachel Cawthorn takes final steps towards Olympic selection

Meaco sponsored international kayaker Rachel Cawthorn has headed out to Pozan in Poland this week ahead of the first of three World Cup events in a bid to secure her place on the Team GB Olympic team.

Chris and Michelle first got to know Rachel through their local swimming club Wey Valley where their children swam with Rachel.  About seven years ago Rachel specialised in

Rachel and Chris at the Wey Valley Swimming Club awards 2011

Rachel and Chris meet up when Rachel came to the Wey Valley Swimming Club Presentation Evening in December 2011.

kayaking having been talent spotted at school and soon became a regular squad member for Team GB.  Wey Valley members have always followed Rachel’s progress on the world stage and in 2011 Chris and Michelle decided to support her Olympic dream by sponsoring Rachel through Meaco.

Having completed a gruelling winter’s training injury and illness free and winning the domestic sprint trial Rachel is now just three more races away from Olympic selection.

The first is this weekend’s event in Poland to be following by further World Cup events in Germany and Russia.  Inbetween events Rachel will also be competing with her team-mates for a place in the K4 event boat.  Seven team-mates competing for just four places.

As always all of the staff at Meaco wish Rachel well and we will be keeping our fingers croseed for another good result and no new injuries.

Details of the progress of the GB team can be found here.

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