Adande Refrigeration has confirmed a 5% increase in UK catalogue prices later this year – but not before extending a current price freeze to give operators additional time to take advantage of the situation.
Back in November, Adande announced that 2020 prices would be held until June 2021. It will now honour that promise until 1 September, when prices will rise by 5%.
The price increase will not be reviewed again until January 2023, unless there is a significant uplift in input pricing.
Adande said that although many equipment manufacturers hiked prices during the pandemic it wanted to give customers certainty and stability even though it incurred significant cost increases in raw materials.
Karl Hodgson, global sales director at Adande, said: “We want to ensure operators can buy quality refrigeration, affordably, especially through the summer months when things may still be difficult and UK government support is scheduled to reduce.
“We understand how important it is for the hospitality and foodservice sector to recover and get back to solid trading levels and we are willing to do what we can to support this effort. Although we must increase our prices from September by 5%, it is our intention to hold this increase until January 2023 at the earliest.
“In the meantime, we will continue to offer as much support as possible, giving 5-year UK warranty on all our units, and offering a finance solution under our EasyBuy scheme.”