Grande Cuisine has locked in a deal to become the exclusive new home of Mareno cooking equipment in the UK.
The partnership, which will come into effect from the October 1, will see Grande Cuisine selling the company’s extensive portfolio of modular cooking equipment through a network of distributor partners.
The partnership has been in the pipeline since the announcement of Dawson MMP’s looming closure, says Grande Cuisine.
“Since the announcement of the forthcoming closure of Dawson MMP back in May of this year Mareno has been looking for a suitable partner and I am delighted that after an extensive selection process they have put their faith in us,” said Grande Cuisine managing director, Steve Hobbs.
“Mareno is one of the best known and most highly respected names in the UK equipment market and will therefore sit very comfortably alongside the other market leading brands in our portfolio.”
Monica Arato, Mareno’s export sales manager, added: “It was really important for us to find a UK partner with similar values to our own, experience of selling and supporting premium quality catering equipment in the UK and one with an excellent reputation in the industry.”
Hobbs concluded: “We intend to make a significant investment in growing the Mareno brand in the UK and have already made provision for its products to feature on the Grande Cuisine stand at Hotelympia in 2018”.
Mareno legacy warranty will be managed by Dawson MMP Limited until the service team transition on November 30, after which date AFE Serviceline will support all warranty and contract customer requirements with regard to appliances purchased through Dawson.