Operators planning on buying Panasonic or Daewoo commercial microwaves over the next few weeks won’t have any problems getting their hands on stock after the UK’s leading supplier of both brands said it had a warehouse “jam-packed” with inventory.
Regale Microwave Ovens confirmed it has invested more than £600,000 in microwaves from both brands as well as ample supplies of Microsave Cavity Protection Systems which fit inside the models to ensure it can cope with any disruption caused by Brexit.
Patrick Bray, managing director of Regale, said that getting sufficient stocks in place has involved a “completely jam-packed warehouse, the rental of six full static containers and the leasing of extra warehousing close to hand”.
He explained: “It has been necessary to ensure that we can supply all our dealers and kitchen ‘design and fit’ customers without any price interference that Brexit may impose over the next three months as many of them have pending installations already in the pipeline, which have obviously already been costed out.
“It has also ensured that those sensible brewery and restaurant groups who insist on having the Microsave Liners will have continuity of supply as the specialist material we use for production can only be purchased from one overseas company, which have patents on the material meaning that we have ensured continuity of supply.”
Many catering equipment manufacturers, particularly those that import from European factories, have been building up stocks over recent weeks ahead of Brexit.