Valentine is offering a free UV security marker pen with purchases of its deep fat fryers in the wake of news that the Metropolitan Police is investigating a spate of fryer thefts across southern England.
More than 50 fast-food restaurants have been targeted for their high-end catering equipment in recent months, prompting police to urge owners to mark their equipment and record all serial numbers.
Now Valentine has stepped up to the plate by promising a free ultra-violet security marker pen and instructions on how to use it with every fryer purchase between now and 14th February 2012.
The pen will allow caterers and operators to tag their equipment, making it easily identifiable in the event it is stolen and recovered.
“Making sure your equipment is marked properly is a crucial step in trying to protect the equipment in your kitchen,” said Valentine’s national sales manager Steve Elliott. “Theft seems to be a growing problem within the industry, so we hope our new initiative will go some way in tackling these problems, particularly over the festive period.”
Valentine supplies a comprehensive range of fryers, including free-standing, drop in, galley and table-top models.