Mareno’s UK importer takes on more stock to overcome seasonal supply challenges

Grande Cuisine has assured operators using Mareno cooking suites that their needs will be catered for over the summer months following its move to boost stockholding in the UK.

The company, which recently took on the Mareno brand, said it is “significantly” expanding the number of products held in the UK to meet growing demand from customers.

“As we approach the busy summer period equipment lead times can become stretched and we are keen to make sure that we are able to keep up with demand during this time,” explained Grande Cuisine director, Steve Hobbs.

“Working with Mareno we have identified a list of top 20 fast-moving lines from both the Star 70 (700 modular series) and Star 90 (900 modular series) and taken steps to ensure that these are available to our dealer network from stock managed here in the UK.”

In order to fully support end-users looking for urgent replacement items, Grande Cuisine has stocked up on a wide range of the most popular equipment, including gas ranges with four burners on a gas oven base, solid tops on a gas oven, a selection of electric and gas fryers, gas and electric pasta cookers, bain-maries and charcoal grills. It has also increased the number of ancillary items, such as optional wheel kits, that are available.

The extensive stock holding, and the logistics of the parts operation, will be managed by Keith Elkington Transport, on behalf of Grande Cuisine.

Oli Elkington, managing director of KET, said: “We already work closely with Grande Cuisine to manage certain aspect of their UK logistics. This additional commitment will be integrated and managed by our specialist team at our facility in Milton Keynes.”

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