It has been estimated that this year there will be over 200,000 pet owners across the UK paying to have their beloved pets cremated and their ashes returned. Pet cremation is a growing industry with over 100 accredited pet crematoria and cemeteries registered within the UK (perhaps over 150 if you include non-accredited establishments) and with well over 20 million ‘household companion animals’ in the country it is a business that looks set to continue to thrive. As one of the world’s leading pet cremator manufacturers Matthews Environmental Solutions is well placed to comment on what is without doubt a booming business sector.
Matthews has been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of animal cremation technology for many years and drawing on our international reputation and experience in market leading waste incinerators and human cremation advances we have been instrumental in developing what are now globally recognised as gold standard animal cremators.
Many years ago most pet cremation was carried out using standard industrial waste incinerators and very often the process involved the multiple cremation of animals meaning that pet owners could never be certain of receiving the remains of their own beloved furry friend. At Matthews we were instrumental in changing this unsatisfactory practice with our Surefire catalogue of animal cremators that range in size and capacity from Small Sized Pet Cremators (generally suitable for smaller family pets) up to the Large Size Pet Cremators that are designed to handle the largest dogs, ponies and even horses.
As the driving force behind these advancements we have also been responsible for developing many of what have now become the accepted industry standards. Not only with single cremation operation providing guaranteed and identified remains retrieval, but also in establishing the highest levels of technology that have been steadily pushing up operating standards not only in carcass disposal but also in terms of ease of handling, enhanced controls, fuel economy, environmental protection and heat recovery efficiencies to new levels of excellence.
As part of our pet cremator service we can help and advise all crematorium operators on the most appropriate technical, logistical and legal considerations, while they can be assured that each and every one of the many different models in our Surefire range is superbly manufactured, self-contained and pre-tested to top international compliancy standards. We also offer a full turnkey facility that can include customised and bespoke cremator designs, plus of course a fully approved installation, commissioning and on-going support service.
This boom in the animal cremation market is not confined to this country, but as world-leading pet cremator manufacturers we have seen similar levels of industry growth right across the world, especially in the USA where ‘pet loss’ has become very big business. Pet cremation expansion has also been substantial across the whole of Europe and in Australia.
If you would like to discuss this subject in greater detail, or if you are currently considering plans for an animal cremation operation you are always welcome to talk to us by calling +44 (0)161 337 4488. You can also email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can use the online form on our Contact Us page to make an enquiry.