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Schoolboy Designs Quiet Hand Dryer for Global Handwashing Day

15 October 2021

A hand drying manufacturer has unveiled a new model inspired by the design of a 12-year old schoolboy.

Zach Cosham, a budding engineer from Hove, approached Handy Dryers two months ago with an idea for a new hand dryer called the Zebrillo His design would deliver an effective dry, minimise noise levels, and promote healthy hand hygiene to young people during the pandemic.

Small children, people with hearing sensitivities and people with autism spectrum disorder can find the noise of hand dryers extremely distressing.

Steven Levy, Managing Director of Handy Dryers, was so impressed with Zach’s enthusiasm and creativity that he wanted to bring his ideas to life.


Zebrillo Quiet Hand Dryers


With a new quiet hand dryer in production, the firm’s latest model will be named the ‘Zebrillo’ in recognition of Zach’s innovative contributions. The collaboration will launch early in 2022.

Zach said: “My passion for hand dryer engineering started when I was young, and has helped me to understand the importance of clean hands and hygienic dryers such as the Gorillo. The technology and engineering inside of the dryers is amazing and has inspired me to go further in my research and find out more about how these brilliant machines work!

“I would like to thank the Handy Dryers team for letting me be part of this amazing project and happy global handwashing day everyone!”



Picture: a photograph of some wall-mounted handryers 


Steven Levy, Managing Director of Handy Dryers, added: “When Zach sent in his designs we were blown away by his knowledge and engineering talent. His drawings were incredibly detailed and he had really thought about the features that would make the dryer more appealing for younger children, who are often put off by the loud noise levels.

“We are delighted that we were able to join forces with Zach and turn his ideas into reality. It has been a pleasure to work with such a skilled young inventor and we are sure Zach has a bright future ahead of him in the world of engineering.”

Picture: a photograph of Zach

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 15 October 2021


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