Arbeitskreis Gewerbliches Geschirrspülen

The "Arbeitskreis Gewerbliches Geschirrspülen" (AK GGS) was founded in October 2013 and is made up of leading representatives from various sectors of industry.

The main objective of the AK GGS is to develop and provide practice-relevant information for the field of commercial dishwashing.

In addition, the AK GGS deals with current issues in related areas.

The AK GGS delivers independent and fact-oriented work that does not involve association or club activities.



For use in commercial dishwashers, special chemicals are required that meet the high demands of professional sculleries. The leading manufacturers actively advise the working group.


Intelligent and robust technology is required for the precise dosing of process chemicals. Specialists in this field develop solutions here.


Commercial dishwashers differ from those in private households, because here, large quantities of dishes in different formats have to be cleaned in a particularly short time. Leading manufacturers pool their knowledge on this platform.


To ensure a perfect wash result, the washware and transport systems, such as baskets, must be suitable and matched to each other. Leading manufacturers support the working group with their know-how.


Depending on water quality and washware, various technologies are required for commercial dishwashing to achieve perfect dishwashing results.
Leading manufacturers support the working group with their expertise.


The industry associations support the working group in a wide range of tasks, as well as in European legislation, national and international standardization.

Member companies

Here is the overview of all member companies and the supporting associations.


Publication of new DIN 10544 for hygiene requirements for commercial dishwashing

The German standard DIN 10544* “Food hygiene - Commercial dishwashers - Additional hygiene requirements and tests” was published and supplements the content of the European EN 17735

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Anniversary 10 years AK GGS

For a decade now, the Commercial Dishwashing Working Group (AK GGS) has been a pioneering initiative for the development and provision of practical information for the commercial dishwashing sector and for dealing with current issues in related subject areas.

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Information about new Chairmanship

During the general meeting in May 2023, the rolling chair of the AK GGS was newly voted for the next years.

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Sustainability Recommendations for Commercial Dishwashing

The Working Group on Commercial Dishwashing (AK GGS - Arbeitskreis Gewerbliches Geschirrspülen) published a paper on its website with recommendations on the topic of sustainability. The reason for this is the growing interest in environmentally friendly solutions in commercial dishwashing.

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European standard for hygiene requirements for commercial dishwashing has been published

The European standard DIN EN 17735 Commercial dishwashing machines - Hygiene requirement and testing* has been published with the issue date 2023-02.

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AK GGS welcomes mandatory reusability

AK GGS welcomes mandatory reusability and provides practical recommendations for hygienic cleaning of reusable tableware.

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Dishes and cutlery correctly cleaned can be used without restrictions

Dishes and cutlery correctly cleaned in dishwashers can be used without restrictions.

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The English Compendium of practice for Commercial Dishwashing published

The English Compendium of practice is now newly published. At the same time, the working group is pleased to announce two new members.

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Grease traps in commercial kitchens

AK GGS publishes the first two chapters of the practical compendium of practice for commercial dishwashing.

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The working group continues to grow

We warmly welcome the company "GKE".

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