Commercial Kitchen, the new trade show for the UK’s catering equipment sector, is on track for a successful inaugural event when it launches at the NEC Birmingham on 7-8 June.
The launch edition will feature 100 founding exhibitors showcasing the complete range of innovative equipment, devices and utensils required to run a commercial kitchen; including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, fit out and design.
The latest companies to confirm their presence are PKL Group, Concept, Testo and Britannia Kitchen Ventilation, while Instanta, Fire and Ice Catering, and Regale Microwave Ovens are some of the existing exhibitors that have recently increased the size of their stands
Previously confirmed exhibitors include: Acme Facilities, ACO Technologies, Active Food Systems, Adande Refrigeration, Aqua Cure, Aqua Mundus, Bournville Catering Equipment, Catering Equipment, Catersave Europe, CEDA, Cedabond, China Manufacturing Solutions, Clifton Food Range and Commercial Catering Spares.
Furthermore, Die-Pat, Electrolux Professional, Electronic Temperature Instruments, Frima, Gamble Food Service Equipment, Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, Gram UK/Hoshizaki UK, Henkelman UK, Instanta, Lincat, Manitowoc Foodservice UK, MCS Technical Products, Oxford Hardware and Panasonic UK will also be there.
Additionally taking a stand will be Pentland Wholesale, Polyflor, Purified Air, Quintex, R H Hall, Rational UK, Rexmartins, Robot Coupe (UK), Space Catering, Synergy Grill, The Cutlery Polisher Company, Unox UK, Valentine Equipment and Velox.
Helen Applewhite, marketing manager at Lincat commented: “Commercial Kitchen is an ideal opportunity for us to introduce two new product lines.
“It’s great that there is a new, dedicated exhibition for our sector and we are very much looking forward to it.”
Mike O’Keeffe, sales director at Gamble Food Service Solutions, added: “After enjoying the huge success of being part of Diversified Communication’s Casual Dining show, there was no way we could turn down the opportunity to be part of a tailored trade event such as Commercial Kitchen!”
Chris Brazier, group event director at organiser Diversified Communications UK said: “It really is fantastic to see the way that everyone is responding to the launch of this major, dedicated event.
“When you consider that Britain’s out-of-home foodservice market is forecast to grow to £54.7bn by the end of 2017, there are huge opportunities for commercial catering equipment manufacturers and suppliers ahead.
“More operators in towns and cities across the UK are looking to invest in new sites, rebrand and expand their existing outlets. So, really, Commercial Kitchen couldn’t have come at a better time.”