Ramco is hoping that the merits of specialist asset management and catering equipment disposal are starting to resonate with the market following a handful of projects it has won with key multi-site operators.
In December alone, Ramco signed new disposal contracts with two major UK brewery chains, while a large high street casual dining operator based in West London trusted it to conduct a full kitchen strip-out and on-site sale.
The latest contracts contributed towards Ramco achieving record sales of surplus catering equipment across the UK and Eastern Europe in 2019, while it also reported a sharp increase in demand for asset disposal from the foodservice sector.
The company has been handling surplus equipment of all shapes and sizes since 1992, but three years ago it launched a dedicated foodservice business.
Its offering not only allows organisations to dispose of unwanted catering equipment in a compliant and sustainable way, but also provides a platform through which they can purchase quality second-hand appliances at competitive prices.
Paul Fieldhouse, who heads up Ramco’s business development department, said he has received several calls recently from operators wanting to discuss sustainable initiatives within their business – a sign that businesses are keen to become greener.
“We were thrilled to sign off 2019 with a record sales month in December. It gives the team renewed optimism for our ambitious plans to handle even more surplus catering equipment in 2020,” he added.