Lincat begins production of new heavy duty cooking range

Opus 800 range

British manufacturer Lincat is due to hit the production line start button on a new range of Opus 800 range of heavy duty prime cooking equipment.

Available now for customers to pre-order, production of the Opus 800 range of ovens, fryers, griddles, grills and bratt pans will be phased in throughout this month.

The range comprises no fewer than 79 individual products, together with a full range of options and accessories, and represents Lincat’s largest new product launch for almost 20 years.

The company says that Opus 800 is larger, heavier and more powerful than the Opus 700 range it will replace, and will feature a stylish, streamlined look suited to the modern kitchen. Opus 800 products are also able to be configured in a greater number of ways than their predecessors.

Helen Applewhite, marketing manager of Lincat, said the Opus 700 line that it is replacing has been hugely successful for the brand: “Specified by major chains including Greene King, Marston’s, JD Wetherspoon and Sainsbury’s, Opus 700 has, since its launch in 1999, sold over 31,000 units and generated over £51m for Lincat. So we set ourselves quite a challenge when we decided to review and improve the range. We began by listening to feedback from our distributors and customers, which provided a very clear set of design priorities for our in-house research and development team.”

Applewhite insists the new range offers “clear power and performance advantages” over competitor products and said the line-up has received a tremendous reception from those that have previewed it.

Each piece of equipment in the new Opus 800 range is covered by a two-year on-site parts and labour warranty.

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