Cooking equipment manufacturer Charvet has emphasised it is ready to assist distributors when operators reopen their premises next month.
To support its partner distributors, the French-headquartered firm has a dedicated team of technical service technicians nationwide, providing training and advice.
Charvet UK sales director Ian Clow said: “Now is the time to ask Charvet about maintenance training and spares. As the industry starts – albeit slowly – to unwind from lockdown, we want to make sure our partners are prepared to handle the inevitable increase in demand for repairs and maintenance.
“To make sure you are fully trained and ready when restaurants and hotels ask for maintenance, contact Charvet Technical Services, who will arrange the training support necessary, so that our nationwide team of catering equipment distributor partners can provide clear, common sense advice on the most cost-effective way to safely re-start and operate the equipment.”
UK MD Wayne Cuomo added: “Charvet has come out of lockdown with a measured, staged approach and we are gradually getting back to a targeted 100% productivity over the next few weeks.
“We are grateful to the small team of Charvet volunteers, who effectively redesigned the manufacturing process, so they can work to the French government guidelines and the new ‘distanced’ norm, albeit with face masks and gloves.
“This meant the workforce needed to split into two shifts due to restrictions on how many hours they are allowed to leave home.”
Cuomo further reported: “Throughout the lockdown, new orders have continued to be discussed and received in the UK and from overseas.
“Delivery times may be a little extended, but the factory can now provide timescales to suit customers worldwide.”