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BREAKING NEWS: Nayati UK to be wound down

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The Nayati brand has been operating in the UK since 2013.

The UK branch of Indonesian catering equipment manufacturer Nayati is to close.

Mark Campey, group chief executive of Hull-based parent company Minstergate Group, told Catering Insight: “I have taken the decision to wind down Nayati of which we will be doing during 2019.

“This was a tough decision, however given my reduced involvement with the factory we felt that with the lack of support from Indonesia and other businesses commitments shadowing the Nayati operation it made sense to divest. I’ve invested over £1m in the UK market and it just hasn’t taken off.”

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The brand was brought to the UK by Campey in 2013, with Stuart Campbell serving as MD until late 2014.

Nayati UK was based out of an £800,000 purpose-built warehouse and R&D facility in Hull, which will also soon shut.

The stock which was held in the premises is now being sold in an online auction hosted by Eddisons. The unused catering equipment comprises 450 items including fryers, chargrills, griddles, prep tables, gas and induction hobs and stock pots.

Bidding ends on 31 January at noon, with viewing available at Nayati’s premises tomorrow from 10am-4pm. Successful bidders are required to collect the appliances between 4-6 February.

In 2017, the UK servicing contract for Nayati’s equipment passed to the Certa Group, after Campey took the decision to disband specialist sister firm, Nationwide Catering Engineers.

Campey confirmed that: “With regards to support, Certa are fully trained on all of the Nayati equipment and are primed to support the product going forward.”

He concluded: “My Minstergate Motor Group has been expanding rapidly and this is where my focus is. Given the current market uncertainty it makes sense to focus on the motor group as the bigger groups are selling sites. In the last 12 months we have acquired two sites and we have a used car supermarket opening on Friday.”

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Clare Nicholls

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9 Comments

  1. That a company would make such a large investment in a brand new industry (for them) and then decide to ‘liquidate’ so relatively quickly.
    What did you think my point was Mark?

    1. Steve how I invest my money is my business no creditors no fraudulent behaviour I really don’t understand your issue? It’s cost me financially and I’ve taken it on the chin. Your point is????

      1. Mark,
        Let’s be quite clear.
        Nowhere in my comment did I even allude to ‘creditors’ or ‘fraudulent behaviour’, those are your words and yours alone.
        Do not attempt to put words into my mouth.
        As you correctly opine, it’s your money…

  2. Another messy and badly thought through foray into the catering equipment market. Nayati was cheap and cheerful in a competitive sector. Hope no-one was hit too heavily this time £££. Back to flogging motors.

  3. There were also a number of people that joined Mark on the Nayati journey, they too “probaly’ losing out financially, they too having to take it on the chin.

  4. Gents
    Comments on articles regularly seem to head towards a turkey shoot. For the sake of balance;

    Malcolm
    Is your comment from an informed position or supposition? In all my dealings with Mark there is no question that he has ever been anything other than ethical, professional and supportive of the brand, the customer, the end user and his team.

    Steve
    I feel that I know the circumstances resulting in the stockholding, and guess that you and I would have made the very same decision.

  5. Informed position Julian.
    Perhaps I performed poorly in the role I had promoting the unknown brand to Southern UK dealers, as I have done so at many other companies on my industry journey so far, hence my departure with one other after a short period of time. New ventures take time to get off the ground, especially when entering saturated and mature markets.
    Not a nice feeling at the time being shoved out but I took it squarely on the chin and put it down to experience.

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