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EXCLUSIVE: Classeq slashes build times for operators that want equipment instantly replaced

EXCLUSIVE: Classeq slashes build times for operators that want equipment instantly replaced

Classeq is now capable of providing customers with warewashing equipment on a next-day basis thanks to the investment it has made in a new state-of-the-art factory, its managing director has said. The Winterhalter-owned warewashing brand opened its new UK factory several weeks ago after acquiring a large patch of land a couple of miles from

Component cost hikes so high they ‘could not be absorbed by the industry’, says Victor

Bosses at Victor Manufacturing have described how it was simply impossible for catering equipment manufacturers to absorb increases in raw material costs in the wake of last year’s Brexit vote. The past 18 months have seen hikes across the board as manufacturers and importers have tweaked their price lists in response to dramatic currency fluctuations.

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Classeq’s UK factory capable of producing 15,000 machines a year

British-made warewashing brand Classeq’s new purpose-built factory in Stafford will be capable of producing more than 15,000 machines a year following its launch last week, the company has revealed.  The brand, which has supplied warewasher units to pubs, restaurants, hotels, cafes, and catering operators for the last 40 years, said the site will employ more than 40

Ranges manufacturer to integrate Vito into its equipment

UK manufacturer Henry Nuttall is to integrate Vito oil filtration systems into each fish frying range it produces following an agreement between the two companies, FEJ can reveal. The formal arrangement follows a series of demos and trials that Nuttalls undertook to see how the equipment performed. It concluded that the Vito system will allow

Manufacturer pulls plug on catering equipment business

A leading European manufacturing of field catering equipment has confirmed it will exit the business before the end of this year to focus its efforts on other areas. B Medical Systems, which is based in Luxembourg, is a long-term producer of specialist kitchen equipment for the military sector. But in a letter passed to FEJ,

Moorwood Vulcan banished to catering equipment graveyard

The ‘stop’ button has been pressed on the production of Moorwood Vulcan cooking equipment in the UK after Manitowoc confirmed that it is axing the brand from its portfolio.   Manitowoc said it has “reluctantly” taken the decision to cease manufacturing the brand, which has 150 years of history behind it and was assembled at

Synergy Grill ignites business with new cooking technology

Synergy Grill, the British chargrill manufacturer, has developed new hot surface ignition technology for its appliances. It claims that the Hot Surface Ignition (HSI), combined with Flame-Rectification technology, is more robust, reliable and the ignition system doesn’t require cleaning. The glow plug reaches a temperature of around 1,500°C, meaning it cleans itself without the fuss

Kevin Oakes personally invests £1m into Royal Crown Derby

Kevin Oakes, the CEO of tableware giant Steelite up until its sale this week, is personally investing £1m into Royal Crown Derby, to acquire the company, secure its future and invest in its long-term growth. As revealed by FEJ HERE yesterday, Steelite was sold to a partnership comprising its Americas division boss, John Miles, and

Moffat moves to two-year warranty policy across all equipment

British manufacturer E & R Moffat has confirmed it is now providing a two-year warranty for all the products in its range, starting from this month. The move means that all the equipment it builds at its manufacturing plant in Scotland, including servery counters, cooking appliances and food transport trolleys, will be backed up by

Ali Group hails ‘fourth industrial revolution’ as its brands share factory tips

Manufacturers belonging to the giant Ali Group recently got together to share best practice around lean manufacturing with the objective of ensuring its brand are achieving continuous improvement. The Ali Manufacturing Summit, organised by Roberto Ragazzoni, operations director of Ali Group, which spans almost 80 catering equipment brands, involved all the most important production managers