Hull-based distributor, ATL Commercial Kitchens, has partnered with Scottish manufacturer Moffat to create a canteen for Wren Living, the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom manufacturer.
Wren is so busy that it has had to install a second canteen at its ‘The Nest’ head office, which is at Barton upon Humber. ATL Commercial Kitchens was awarded the project and recommended a suite of 16 Versicarte mobile counters, manufactured by Moffat. Wren was already familiar with the Versicarte range, having previously ordered several for canteens at three of the company’s factories.
Lisa Graham, sales director at ATL reported: “The great thing about Moffat’s Versicartes is that they provide a complete off-the-shelf solution. We were able to provide everything from tray pickups and cash till stations to hot service counters and grab and go merchandisers, all in a smart, coordinated stainless steel finish.”
The new canteen is located in a former meeting room, which was quickly transformed, with the Versicarte counters arranged in a ‘U’ shape. One side is devoted to main meals, hot and cold, and the other to snacks and sandwiches. The cash till is in the centre of the area, so customers can approach it from either side.
The mix of hot, cold and ambient counters is set in various signed areas, including beverages, salad and fruit, deli and a soup station. “If the menu or operation changes, the Versicartes can easily be rearranged to meet the new requirements,” said Graham.
The distributor underlined the relatively low cost of the Versicarte solution compared to a bespoke counter. “Wren saved around a third of the total budget by using Versicartes, and they are delighted by the results,” said Graham. “The quality, good looks and robust construction of the counters helped win this large order.”