This Aussie hot water system proved the best for leading food truck manufacturer, Bella Manufacturing

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Bella manufacturing is a leading Australian food truck and promotional vehicle fitout company, known across Australia for striking high-quality custom fitouts

Leading Australian mobile food, coffee van and promotional vehicle manufacturers, Bella Manufacturing, explored all the options before selecting Australian engineered AusJ Hot Water Solutions to deliver outstanding versatility, hygiene and reliability to its mobile catering customers.

Bella Manufacturing now uses the AusJ Aqueous 6-litre and 10-litre heaters, and complementary Duoetto 12v/240 water heaters, as OEM equipment in its diverse range of custom mobile catering vehicles.

The decision to use AusJ Hot Water Solutions’ products – including its latest M2 Aqueous and Duoetto Models - was based on the design’s proven performance and value over many years, says Bella Manufacturing’s National Sales and Operations Manager, Warren Holland.

The built-in quality of the water heaters help Bella Manufacturing ensure reliability of hot water supplies, which are vital to uptime and hygiene for buyers of the company’s diverse custom-built ranges, he says. These extend from eye-catching trollies, trucks and trailers through to complete shipping container modular commercial kitchens, bars, services command posts, showrooms and workshops.

From imaginative catering trollies, trucks and trailers, to full modular commercial kitchens, compact AusJ water heaters (below) deliver top reliability and value for Bella Manufacturing

“The quality, value and reliability of these Australian-engineered AusJ products were what attracted us to them in the first place. Their performance has been continuously borne out in years of service since,” says Mr Holland.

“Wherever our fitouts are used– which is right across the country, from pop-up eateries in the CBD to robust large-scale commercial catering facilities in converted shipping containers or custom-made trucks and trailers in the Outback – having reliable hot water on tap is vital to our customers’ uninterrupted profitable uptime and hygiene, including hand and dish washing.

“Optimising hygiene is so important to the food and beverage industry today, in all applications from individual coffee vans, right through to the world-class retailers, brands and chains we serve

“So, we needed to align with a reliable brand of hot water product with an excellent reputation for quality and service. We tried other brands over multiple years and found that, for reliability and value-for-money, the AusJ designs were unbeatable - and they remain so today. Like us, they seek to continuously improve on their own standards of excellence. That gives us confidence for the future. As innovators ourselves, reliability and value are paramount. It was great to find out that Australia’s own local engineering could take on the world’s best and come out in front for us.”

The latest versions of AusJ’s extensively proven and continuously improved ranges of water heaters continue the success story of the original Duoetto and Aqueous products, of which more than 30,000 have been sold globally for use in conditions ranging from desert to alpine in Australasia, America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

The Aqueous 6l 240v model, left (also available in a 10l model) is used in domestic, industrial and commercial applications to compactly provide prompt hot water, often from under-sink or under-floor locations. The Duoetto 12v/240V water heater is frequently used in recreational and other vehicles visiting remote sites where mains power may not always be available.

Enhancements to the Mk 11 versions feature even more robust elements to ensure service in extreme conditions, new and ecologically friendly insulation to maintain temperatures while lowering energy costs, as well as even more outstanding corrosion resistance and digital control for easy operation.

“Compact Aqueous systems are easy to install and they eliminate delay and heat loss because they position water heating right next to the point of use,” says AusJ Hot Water Solutions Managing Director Jay King.

In addition to being highly adaptable to design into vehicle-mounted applications such as those of Bella Manufacturing, they are also widely used in commercial and domestic kitchens and bathrooms where they are particularly appreciated by anyone with electric water heating who has ever worried about the amount of water and time wasted while running taps to draw hot water from typical large heating and storage cylinders.

AusJ Hot Water Solutions Managing Director Jay King, left, a Bella manufacturing food and beverage trailer, right ,

“Like Bella Manufacturing, we have to have our finger on the pulse of the market and be continuously improving,” says Mr King. “There is no room in the food and beverage industry for complacency because it is fast-moving and results-focused. You have to be good to survive and flourish, which is why it is such a compliment to be rated so highly by a leader in the field. We appreciate that, and it spurs us on to be the best and stay the best.”

The Duoetto and Aqueous MK2 water heaters come with internationally recognised Australian WaterMark accreditation, which means that it passed tests and requirements regarding its suitability for supplying water for human consumption. These tests encompass taste, smell, toxins and corrosive effects on plumbing and pipework.

Features of the Aqueous Mk 2 product include: