Grande Cuisine is to become the new home of Mareno cooking equipment in the UK from 1 October.
The supplier’s MD, Steve Hobbs, detailed: “Since the announcement of the forthcoming closure of Dawson MMP back in May of this year, Mareno has been looking for a suitable partner and I am delighted that after an extensive selection process they have put their faith in us.
“Mareno is one of the best known and most highly respected names in the UK equipment market and will therefore sit very comfortably alongside the other market leading brands in our portfolio.”
The exclusive partnership with Mareno will see Grande Cuisine selling the company’s portfolio of modular cooking equipment through a network of distributor partners.
Speaking on behalf of Mareno, Monica Arato, export sales manager said: “It was really important for us to find a UK partner with similar values to our own, experience of selling and supporting premium quality catering equipment in the UK and one with an excellent reputation in the industry. We believe Grande Cuisine is just such a company and very much look forward to working with them.”
Hobbs added: “Mareno has a number of well-established dealers in the UK and we have already started the process of engaging with them. We intend to make a significant investment in growing the Mareno brand in the UK and have already made provision for its products to feature on the Grande Cuisine stand at Hotelympia in 2018.”
Mareno legacy warranty will be managed by Dawson MMP Limited until the service team transition on 30 November 2017, after which date AFE Serviceline will support all warranty and contract customer requirements with regard to appliances purchased through Dawson.
This news follows the recent announcement that Jestic will be supplying another ex-Dawson brand, Rosinox cooking suites, to the UK. Another former stablemate, Comenda, is now exclusively available in the UK through HTG Trading Ltd under its business division Hubbard Systems, and Lainox combi ovens headed into the Falcon Foodservice Equipment portfolio.
Food waste handling equipment brand Rendisk is now the only ex-Dawson brand still supported in the UK from factory direct sales and business development activity.