The Blanco Professional Group, an equipment manufacturer for commercial kitchens, medical facilities and the industry, achieved a turnover of €114m (£81m) in 2014, equating to an increase of 4.6% compared to the previous year.
The group is headquartered in Oberderdingen, Germany, but has a UK base in St Albans.
All four of its business units launched innovations in 2014. The largest of the four, catering, strengthened its position in the area of food distribution, with an emphasis on export, through the introduction of the Blanco AirServe Trolley for hot-air regeneration. The inland and export sales department was also re-organised.
Blanco’s catering product portfolio includes trolleys, transport containers, extraction canopies, gastronorm systems, tableware dispensers and sinks.
Last year the firm invested almost €3.7m (£2.6m) in Oberderdingen, predominantly in production and a sustainable energy concept. A newly constructed power station is set to use natural gas to generate condensing technology from heat. Waste heat from production processes will be collected and re-distributed for building and process heating.
Blanco Professional’s CEO, Roland Spleiss, stated: “Iinternational growth is of particular importance to us. We need to continue the optimisation of our structures in line with our customers and the market.”