New exhibitor Caterquip UK will be showcasing its range of professionally reconditioned equipment at the show next year. We caught up with Paul Denley, their business development manager, to find out more.
Why is Commercial Kitchen an unmissable opportunity for Caterquip UK?
We have an almost unique proposition in a very broad equipment sector, therefore attending Commercial Kitchen gives us very important exposure to a huge clutch of key buyers in one go.
The biggest advantage to us, as a supplier, is we get to meet hundreds of potential clients each day. No other marketing method gives this kind of density exposure. We stand out because we specialise in professionally reconditioned equipment – from a glass washer to a complete kitchen. Our niche is giving clients access to premium branded equipment, with fantastic savings against buying new. And, whilst we’ve been in business for over 20 years, there are many clients who still don’t know about professionally reconditioned equipment and the benefits it gives operators on a tight budget.
What one trend, challenge or opportunity do you think will impact the foodservice industry most in 2018?
Budgets for catering equipment get ever tighter, and groups, chains and independents want to extend appliance work life instead of buying new. The rising trend to go for reconditioned, second hand instead of new becomes ever stronger. We are predicting huge growth from our refurbishment program and strong sales of reconditioned equipment in 2018.
What’s your current bestseller?
Rational Combi Ovens, Pass through and under counter dish washers, commercial refrigeration and our kitchen design and fulfilment are all very popular.
What’s your latest new product?
Not new, reconditioned – but with amazing savings against new! There’s the Foster Single Door 600 Litre Fridges available for £735.00 + VAT, and Rational Self Cook Centre Electric 20 grid combi ovens at £6650.00 + VAT (while stocks last of course).
What are you most looking forward to about Commercial Kitchen 2018?
We want to shine a light on ‘re using’ capital appliances, which are eye-wateringly expensive new. We are not a tree hugging company, but our green credentials are a beacon for up-cycling. We want to promote that there is an alternative purchase option to brand new, with trusted viable solutions for all budgets and clients of every calibre.
Caterquip UK is exhibiting on stand A11 at Commercial Kitchen 2018.