Having recently taken on the exclusive distribution of Mareno cooking equipment in the UK, Grande Cuisine is to boost the brand’s UK based stock holding in order to meet the growing demand for the Italian manufacturer’s products in the UK.
Grande Cuisine director Steve Hobbs detailed: “As we approach the busy summer period equipment lead times can become stretched and we are keen to make sure that we are able to keep up with demand during this time.
“Working with Mareno we have identified a list of top 20 fast-moving lines from both the Star 70 (700 modular series) and Star 90 (900 modular series) and taken steps to ensure that these are available to our dealer network from stock managed here in the UK.”
In order to fully support the company’s network of distribution partners, as well as end user clients looking for urgent replacement items, Grande Cuisine has stocked up on lines from prime cooking equipment such as gas ranges with four burners on a gas oven base, solid tops on a gas oven, a selection of electric and gas fryers, gas and electric pasta cookers, along with free-standing bain-marie units and charcoal grills, as well as ancillary items such as optional wheel kits.
The stock holding and the logistics of the parts operation will be managed by Keith Elkington Transport, on behalf of Grande Cuisine.
Oli Elkington, MD of KET, commented: “We already work closely with Grande Cuisine to manage certain aspect of their UK logistics. This additional commitment will be integrated and managed by our specialist team at our facility in Milton Keynes.”