Service and maintenance firm Marren has started the year in style by announcing it plans to launch its own branded microwave and has won an award from Mitchells & Butlers.
Marren hasn’t given away too much detail about the microwave range, but said it would be backed by a three-year onsite warranty and give customers access to a nationwide network of Marren service engineers.
Kelly Barrell, business development manager at Marren, confirmed: “As a service specialist we understand the cost of spare parts, which is why it was important for us to launch a product that was cost-effective, particularly for replacement parts. As we enter a new decade, sustainability must be an important factor for us all to consider.”
Mrs Barrell said a “substantial” number of pre-orders had already been taken for the unit. Stocks will be available from the end of this month.
Meanwhile, the firm has been named ‘Contractor of the Year’ by Mitchells & Butlers. It uses the firm to maintain cooking equipment at pub and restaurant sites around the country, helping kitchens to remain operational.
M&B’s head of building maintenance, John McLeary, travelled to Marren’s Northamptonshire HQ to present the award to the company’s managing director Bob Clifford (main image).
Marren said it was a “great feeling” to be recognised by one of the largest operators in the industry.
At the rate it is going, the company will need to start thinking about a larger trophy cabinet.
In June last year it was named Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year at the FEJ Awards, while in December it won the service and maintenance accolade at the Catering Insight Awards
It also landed Training & Development Award at the annual CESA Conference in recognition of its clear focus on training staff.
The latest brand it has partnered with is Rational, leading it to ensure all engineers are competent in servicing its combi ovens and recruit one of only three Rational-approved trainers in the UK.