Inka Charcoal Ovens has landed its first major overseas order since it shifted production of its indoor barbecue ovens to the UK.
The company says it has just taken a “substantial” new order from Chef & the Cook, an Australian catering equipment supplier set up three years ago by British expat Michael Robertson.
Robertson got his first taste of a commercial charcoal oven in a Spanish restaurant in Sydney and discovered Inka after undertaking a quick internet search for potential suppliers.
Much of Australia continues to use the older flat plate barbecue methods, but as these have their limitations Robertson is convinced that the Inka ovens will fill a void in the market.
“Inka Charcoal Ovens not only look great but come with a number of exciting unique features not available in other models,” he said. “To demonstrate this to our customers we are looking to do a series of live, hands on demonstrations with interested chefs and restaurateurs upon arrival of the units.”
Inka has expanded its coverage of the international market in recent months, signing distributors in the Middle East and inking a sales agreement with Ali Group brand Metos that covers nine European countries.
Inka said earlier this year that production of its charcoal ovens is now being carried out by a third party manufacturer in Manchester.