Pentland Wholesale has completed the acquisition of supplier Catering Equipment Professional (CEP).
Both Pentland Wholesale and CEP are well-known suppliers in the catering and refrigeration equipment sectors and they believe their joining of forces brings a wide variety of benefits to distributor customers and the industry as a whole.
David Jones, MD of CEP said: “Since its creation in 2008, CEP has seen huge success and has grown into one of the UK’s leading catering equipment suppliers. Joining forces with Pentland Wholesale opens up new doors for CEP’s continued development, providing the CEP team with facilities and capabilities that will enhance the service we provide to our clients.”
He continued: “Pentland Wholesale has one of the largest stock facilities in the UK and has developed strong relationships with manufacturing partners around the world. We’re excited to offer our customers an even stronger UK stock-holding and distribution infrastructure, enabling us to continue delivering our products in the most competitive and timely manner.”
CEP provides its brands Cook Professional, Dishwasher Professional and Refrigeration Professional along with the Libero theatre cooking equipment to the UK market.
Maxine Mason, commercial director at Pentland Wholesale said: “We’re very excited to welcome CEP into the Pentland family. CEP’s range of premium catering products is the perfect complement to our offering and this new venture will enable us to expand further on the types and variety of products that we can offer to our customers.”
CEP will continue to operate as a separate business after the acquisition and will retain Jones to head up the firm.
Mason added: “The operations of CEP won’t be affected by this acquisition and customers and suppliers won’t see any disruption to their usual day-to-day business. We look forward to developing both companies side-by-side and to forming a close working relationship with the CEP team, enabling us to bring a wide variety of benefits to both businesses’ clients in the months and years ahead.”