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Welbilt bolsters UK net profit by 65% as turnover soars to £85m

Welbilt bolsters UK net profit by 65% as turnover soars to £85m

Foodservice equipment manufacturer Welbilt’s UK business is now worth £85m a year following a year in which the company also posted record profits, latest financial accounts show. Turnover at the firm increased 10% to £84.9m for the 12 months to 31 December 2017 as the company saw healthy demand for its range of cooking equipment.

FEM brings Manitowoc’s new ice machine to UK market

Foodservice Equipment Marketing Ltd (FEM) is set to launch Manitowoc’s new generation of ice machines in the UK. FEM’s team of directors attended Manitowoc’s 2018 Ice Distribution seminar at Oakley Hall Hotel in Hampshire to see the official international launch of its new range, the Indigo NXT. At the event, Manitowoc focused in on simplicity,

EXCLUSIVE: Welbilt stalwart Graham Veal preparing to step down in January

Welbilt’s long-serving industry stalwart and current EMEA vice president marketing, Graham Veal, is set to retire from his role in January 2018.  Since joining the group in 1994, originally as part-owner and managing director of Merrychef Limited, Mr Veal has been an integral part of the business having held high-ranking leadership roles within both the

SPECIAL REPORT: Making sure your ice machine works when it matters most

Ice makers across the country will be under increasing stress in the coming weeks as consumer demand for ice cubes rises alongside the mercury. FEJ investigates best practice techniques for maintaining ice machines over the summer so you can steer clear of equipment breakdowns when it matters most. Given the hygiene and safety issues surrounding

Costa on track for 250 more sites as new equipment pushes growth

Coffee giant Costa remains on track to open between 230 and 250 new stores worldwide after achieving modest sales growth, Whitbread’s Q1 results revealed this morning. But growth within its restaurants was slower at +0.7% like-for-like. Costa’s sales growth (+1% like-for-like) has partly been attributed to the rolling out of its new breakfast and hot

Bell-ringing duties for Welbilt as it officially sheds Manitowoc moniker

Manitowoc Foodservice will be given the privilege of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this week to celebrate its name change to Welbilt. The company is now officially known by its new moniker after the change in title took effect from yesterday, with its share ticker changing to ‘WBT’. To mark the

Manitowoc and Halton ink kitchen ventilation agreement

Manitowoc Foodservice, which is changing its name to Welbilt from next month, has entered into a “strategic alliance” with Halton Group Americas for kitchen ventilation. The tie-up will see Halton ventilation solutions integrated into a wide range of Manitowoc equipment “to better meet the needs of their customers”. The pair said that restaurant chain businesses

Manitowoc uses augmented reality to boost beverage system sales

Manitowoc is using augmented reality technology to boost sales of its soft drink dispenser. The firm adopted an augmented reality marker printed on a drinks coaster, developed by event technology company Exhibit Interactive (ei), to promote sales of its over-counter electrical soft drink dispenser Advanced Lean Beverage Innovation (ALBI). Visitors to Manitowoc’s stand at Brau

Great Hospitality Show ramps up catering equipment focus

Organisers of next month’s Great Hospitality Show insist operators will get an “enticing first-look” at the catering equipment innovations which will be on offer to the market in 2017. Fresh Montgomery, which puts on the three-day show from January 23-25, says a raft of catering equipment suppliers have booked stands for the event and will

Manitowoc unveils new grill range that claims to cut cook times by 50%

Manitowoc Foodservice has launched the new XPress Grill by Garland, which it claims can reduce cook times by up to 50% compared to conventional flat grills. After undergoing a complete redesign, the XPress Grill is a two-sided grill with upper and lower grill plates able to cook both sides of the food simultaneously. The grill