Caterquip opens new Nottingham facility

Caterquip MD Dominic Ricciardi has overseen the firm’s expansion to a new location.

Second-hand catering equipment distributor Caterquip has expanded its UK facilities to include a new Nottingham location.

The latest warehouse spans a 25,000ft2 area featuring a variety of second-hand and refurbished catering equipment, including ovens, cooking, frying and grilling equipment, refrigeration systems, warewashing equipment, and stainless steel tables and sinks.

Caterquip believes that the quality of its products is important and only supplies brand-name used catering supplies and commercial catering equipment. The distributor reports it has seen an increase in business from end users seeking an alternative to new catering supplies in the UK.

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MD Dominic Ricciardi gave an example of the service the company offers: “We received a Falcon Dominator twin gas fryer that we determined was only a few years old despite being in horrible condition, likely not having been cleaned in several months.

“Upon arrival of a part like the fryer, our trained and experienced technicians look thoroughly at its condition and assess its viability. This helps to determine whether the fryer can, when reconditioned, work safely, reliably, and efficiently. It was determined that besides the months of accumulated grime and grease on the fryer, it would be in great working condition after some special care.”

He added: “If Caterquip technicians deem the machine viable in the future, it is stripped so that if parts are required they can be ordered. They perform and a deep clean of everything and a technical rebuild for any parts that need servicing. Mild detergents and quality cleaning supplies are used before testing each component and the re-building takes place.

“The team at Caterquip was able to get the Falcon Dominator twin gas fryer working, cleaned, and onto the warehouse floor in no time.”

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