Edwards’ GXS Dry Vacuum Pumps Bring Performance, Environmental and Economic Benefits to Coffee Production

  Edwards’ GXS Dry Vacuum Pumps Bring Performance, Environmental and Economic
  Benefits to Coffee Production

  One of the largest freeze dried coffee production facilities in the world
     installs robust GXS dry pumps on their harsh industrial application

Business Wire

CRAWLEY, England -- November 18, 2013

Edwards Group Limited (NASDAQ: EVAC), a leading manufacturer of sophisticated
vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related
value-added services, has brought many benefits to a large coffee producer by
supplying GXS dry screw pumps for its freeze dried coffee production.

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One of the major Latin American coffee producers operates one of the largest
and most sophisticated processors of freeze dried coffee in the world. The
facility exports freeze dried coffee to dozens of countries worldwide. Edwards
has supplied the producer with new GXS450/4200 dry screw vacuum pumps for use
in their freeze drying process, with the potential for many more to be
replaced during the next few years.

The coffee producer has years of experience operating Edwards’ Microvac oil
sealed rotary piston pumps, and so was an ideal candidate for Edwards’ GXS dry
screw pumps. GXS pumps are resistant to the acids released during coffee
freeze drying processes, and with the optional solvent flush accessory do not
require periodic oil changes or pump rebuilds for up to five years. This has
resulted in savings to the producer of approximately 22,000 USD in maintenance
costs each year. Low maintenance together with reduced gas and power
consumption make GXS one of the most economical vacuum pumps for industrial
applications. In addition, the coffee producer was excited by the speed
control ability of the GXS pump, which allows them to control the pressure
conditions inside their freeze drying tunnel.

Key factors in the decision to choose Edwards’ pumps over the competition were
the ease with which the GXS dry screw pumps can be cleaned, the many
environmental benefits of the pumps and the excellent service provided by our
local distributor. Other factors were the compact footprint, low noise levels,
good performance of the pump and suitability for the freeze drying process.

Rod Hughes, Market Sector Manager for Edwards commented, ““Edwards is excited
to be able to further our relationship with this important customer by
providing tangible and significant cost of ownership savings to their

For further information, visit www.edwardsvacuum.com.

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Edwards Group Limited
Rebecca Walder
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