Synergy Grill Technology has increased production from 10 grills a week to 10 grills a day in the last few months, the company has revealed.
It said the growth has come from increased demand for its technologically-advanced grills from casual dining restaurants and required it to double the number of production staff working at its factory in Cambridge.
It is also now starting to dual-source some components, albeit still locally and through British manufacturers.
Justin Cadbury, chairman of Synergy Grill Technology, explained: “Synergy Grill Technology is in the middle of significant roll-outs with two leading UK casual dining chains, with many others in the pipeline. As such as we are in the enviable position of being able to increase our staff at a time when many other companies are making cut-backs.”
Mr Cadbury said the project wins demonstrate that customers understand the benefits of a Synergy Grill over conventional gas grills and claimed that most operators save between £1,000 and £3,000 a year by switching to the brand.
“What these latest contracts have proved is that once a customer understands the benefits that a Synergy Grill can bring to an organisation from both an output, cost and environmental perspective, they simply don’t want to wait for their current model to stop working, they want a Synergy immediately.
“One customer has calculated that by installing a 900 wide Synergy Grill in each of their establishments, not only have they saved 4400 tonnes of C02 every year – that is the equivalent of taking 800 cars off the road, but they have also saved themselves over £500,000 in energy costs. Whether you are a major chain or an independent restaurant, there is real money savings to be had.”
The latest roll-outs will also see a Synergy representative visiting each outlet on the day of installation and giving staff training on the grill, from both a cooking and cleaning perspective.