Berto’s and Radford Chancellor Ltd have entered into an ongoing contract for the development of the Italian brand’s prime cooking equipment in the UK.
Berto’s has been manufacturing heavy duty catering equipment products for 45 years and hopes the tie-up with the foodservice consultancy will allow it to expand in the UK.
The company already has a presence in the UK courtesy of the work it has done through Ascentia Foodservice Equipment, but the tie-up with Radford Chancellor will see it look to develop a network of partners in the same way it has done for combi oven brand Retigo.
Managing director Radford Chancellor said the two companies have been in talks for a number of months and that a “long term agreement” has now been signed.
“We have carried out a number of visits to the factory, and are currently working with it to ensure all the systems and requirements are in place for the UK dealer network. The quality of the product, and excellent range of products is outstanding and will be a welcome addition to the UK sector,” he explained.
Stefano Casanova, export sales manager at Bertos, added: “We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with Radford Chancellor Ltd. We are known in the UK and have installed products at a number of flagship sites such as The Hilton, St Georges Park, part of the Football Association’s National Football Centre and Meraki, an upscale restaurant in central London.”
Berto’s is committed to expanding its product range and allocated 60% of the €1m (£870,000) it invested in the company last year to R&D.
Mr Casanova said Bertos is one of the few manufactures to have its own safety certification laboratory.
“It proves quality and safety is at the heart of ever thing we do. We are proud to be offering the UK market a five-year warranty as standard, which will be leading the way in the sector.”