Lincat restores own-brand combi oven supply after Rational split

Lincat Houno combi ovens

Lincat has begun selling Houno combi ovens under its own label, replacing a similar arrangement with Rational that recently came to an end.

Lincat hasn’t traditionally manufactured its own combi ovens, but for a number of years it had an OEM resale agreement with Rational, whereby it rebadged the German brand’s flagship unit and sold it under the Opus moniker.

That deal was terminated on 1 January 2020, leaving the firm without access to its own range of Lincat-branded combi ovens.

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However, the partnership with Houno – which is also part of the Middleby Group – allows it to offer the Danish firm’s extensive range of advanced combi ovens to the UK market under the Lincat brand.

The new collection features two core product ranges – Visual Cooking and CombiSlim – both of which provide high output from a compact footprint.

The multi-functional Visual Cooking models are ideal for large-scale catering operations where high output and precise control is required. They are all available with injection and hybrid steam technology.

The CombiSlim units, meanwhile, measure just 513mm wide and can accommodate 1/1GN trays, making them perfect for front-of-house and compact kitchens where space is limited but high output and consistent results are needed.

Helen Applewhite, marketing manager at Lincat, commented: “Hounö is a well-established brand in a broad cross-section of catering operations, from retail and bakery, to chains, fast-food restaurants and hotels. It’s great, therefore, to be able to offer Houno combis under the Lincat brand.

“This new deal supports our on-going business development strategy – which is to broaden and strengthen our portfolio to enable dealers and end-users to design, plan and purchase their entire kitchen from a single supplier.”

Lincat is offering customers demonstrations of the new Visual Cooking and CombiSlim models at locations across the UK.

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