Altro steps foot into Pret kitchens

Kitchen flooring specialist Altro has struck a deal to supply sandwich chain Pret A Manger’s French branches following the success of its products this side of the channel.

Altro StrongholdTM 30 safety flooring and Altro WhiterockTM wall cladding has gone down so well in Pret a Manger kitchens that the equipment is now being specified in France.

The latest French Pret a Manger to be fitted with the Altro integrated system recently opened just outside Paris. It is the ninth Pret to open in the area, with five opening in 2013 alone.

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The Altro flooring and walling combination is frequently used in Pret a Manger’s British restaurants, so the management of the French chain decided to replicate the solution in its own outlets.

Operations support manager, Adrien Garcia, said: “The Altro floors and walls in the kitchen can be cleaned with jet washers, which ensures impeccable hygiene while simultaneously saving time on cleaning.

“Our other priority is safety, and the slip-resistant properties of Altro flooring responds perfectly to our demands. In addition, with a certified installer, the installation is extremely quick: the restaurant kitchen at Issy les Moulineaux was completed in one week.”

Altro said the floor-wall solution is easy to clean, resistant to grime and tough enough to tolerate knocks from trolleys and other kitchen equipment.

Its Stronghold product boasts a 15-year warranty and promises 20 years’ lifetime sustained slip resistance.

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