One of Europe’s leading providers of BIM and kitchen design software is to bring its expertise to the UK market in 2015, Catering Insight can reveal.
Italy-based Render Image, which has developed CAD software for commercial kitchens for the last 20 years, is planning to build an operation in the UK as the focus on BIM-compatible projects increases.
Company founder Luca Solomoni has recently been in the UK visiting manufacturers, distributors and consultants ahead of stepping up the firm’s plans in the New Year.
Salomoni has extensive experience in the CAD space having originally worked for Electrolux Italy, where in the early nineties he developed a 3D design solution for the brand called Elux 3D. He soon became a reference point for CAD best practice, working with many of the large catering equipment factories based in Northern Italy.
“My aim is to meet the requirements of the UK foodservice market and we are ready to provide consultants, dealers and distributors with what they need,” said Salomoni, adding that Render Image has developed a new BIM product based on the requirements of the UK market.
Render Image offers a wide range of software solutions under the umbrella of its flagship ‘MasterChef’ suite.
This includes CAD for small, medium and large projects, quotation tools, invoicing tools and an organisation tool for manufacturers to manage technical sheets and create pricelists. It also offers a maintenance program to facilitate after-sales support.
The company, which is based close to Venice, has built up an impressive array of clients in the catering equipment sector. It works with around 300 manufacturers and has facilitated more than 1,500 installations across the world.