Research firm names world’s top five charbroiler manufacturers

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Industry research firm Technavio has named its top five “leading” vendors in the global commercial charbroiler market.

The study also lists 13 other prominent brands that it expects to most impact the market over the next four years.

According to the report, the global commercial charbroilers market is expected to post a CAGR of more than 4% between now and 2020.

Technavio’s Arushi Thakur said the market is being driven by demand for charred grilled food among consumers, which has led many restaurants, hotels, and catering units to invest in charbroilers.

“The leading players are trying to differentiate their product offerings based on key parameters like source of heat, consistency in heating, and number of burners and controls,” he said. “Efficiency in the heating process is the main area of focus for manufacturers and is the major means to upgrade offerings in the market.”

Thakur added that manufacturers are offering commercial charbroilers in different shapes and sizes in a bid to provide complete flexibility.

“Many charbroilers available in the market come with adjustable grates which can be adjusted depending on the type of food and load volume.  Most of the leading market players are making efforts to minimise their carbon footprint and are focusing on introducing energy-efficient charbroilers with enhanced features like sensors and controllers for optimal production efficiency.”

Technavio picked out the following charbroiler brands, which are prominent in the US and also have a global footprint, as the five top ones to watch:

Bakers Pride

Bakers Pride is a part of the Standex Food Service Equipment Group and specialises in offering a wide range of equipment for the commercial foodservice industry. Some of the equipment offered by the company include deck ovens, conveyor ovens, countertop ovens, and under-fired charbroilers. The company is focused on entering strategic alliances with foodservice dealers that own commercial showrooms or engineering departments and can actively promote the company’s products to end-users.

MagiKitch’n

MagiKitch’n offers commercial kitchen equipment such as charbroilers, griddles, and portable fryers. The company has a strong sales and service network across the US and Canada. The company is increasing its focus on offering customisable solutions to cater to the diverse operational needs in many commercial kitchens. For instance, its Focus series charbroilers come with many options and accessories to be a proper fit for different menus.

Southbend

The company is one of the global leaders in providing commercial kitchen equipment like convection ovens, broilers, restaurant ranges, and fryers and pasta cookers. The company sells its products mainly through its sales representatives in the US, Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska, Mexico, Latin America, Spain, MEA, and Australia. The company is focused on offering comprehensive service program for the foodservice industry, to ensure that its charbroilers are functioning properly.

Vulcan

The company is a division of the ITW Food Equipment Group and is one of the global leaders in the manufacturing of commercial cooking equipment. Its product portfolio comprises of fryers, ranges, ovens, griddles, charbroilers, steamers, kettles, and braising pans. The company has a strong geographical presence and is focused on offering energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment that provides precision performance.

Wells-Bloomfield

The company supplies numerous types of commercial cooking equipment to end-users like family-owned restaurants, fast food chains, and hotels. Some of the commercial FSE offered by the company include convection ovens, floor fryers, countertop refrigeration, countertop griddles, countertop charbroilers, and waffle bakers. The company focuses strongly on product development and research activities to bring new products to the market and enhance its existing product portfolio.

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