Charvet chalks up cooking equipment milestone

Catering equipment manufacturer Charvet is celebrating 80 years of manufacturing bespoke and modular cooking ranges.

The company, which builds all its kit at its factory in Charavines, France, has only ever made heavy duty cooking equipment since it was formed.

Unlike most manufacturers, Charvet says it still uses the traditional ‘chassis’ or frame as the basis for its ranges.

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This provides greater strength, allows for flexibility in design and makes it
easier to maintain the units over their long working life, according to the company.

Wayne Cuomo, managing director of Charvet UK, said: “Even with lesser build quality from our competitors, we are price competitive. If you are not replacing the kitchen every four or five years then Charvet is a very practical capital investment for the long-term.

“The sheer cooking power and reliability of our equipment are what you expect from a top brand name and the ease of service and maintenance — thanks to the chassis-based designs — make life easier for the chef and the service engineer, which makes the on-cost of owning a Charvet very cost efficient.”

Charvet’s CEO, Pierre Alain Augagneur, revealed the company is now exporting its equipment to more than 20 countries.

And as it celebrates its 80th anniversary, he insists the firm’s position in the market is clear: “Charvet is a name that is respected for quality, durability and superb value for money.”

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