Euro Catering brings Italian refrigeration brand to the UK

Euro Catering’s corporate development chef, Darren Massey, with one of the new Sagi models.

Euro Catering is now supplying Italian refrigeration brand Sagi to the UK dealer market.

Over 30 different models are available. The range comprises upright bakery refrigerators and freezers, a roll-in refrigerator, retarder provers (static, roll-in and fridge and freezer models), blast chillers/freezers including roll-in option, and refrigerated bakery counters and freezer counters including slimline models.

Sagi already has 38 years’ experience and an export market covering 75 countries.

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The equipment is particularly suited to in-store and small independent bakeries, hotels and restaurants. All models are manufactured in food-grade 304 stainless steel and have heavy-duty Climate Class 5 rating – tested to +43°C ambient. This makes the range suitable for kitchens in a humid and high-ambient environment in which a Class 4-rated fridge or freezer might struggle to cope.

Press-formed sides with integral shelf supports do away with separate trayslides that have to be fitted manually. The bakery range of retarder provers, fridges and freezers take the Euronorm-sized trays that allow bakers to cook a greater number of smaller-sized items such as croissants and rolls in one batch.

Other fridges, freezers and counters, other than slimline counters, take Gastronorm trays, supplied as standard. A Sagi remote pass-through roll-in blastchiller/freezer, for large-volume operations, can take both Euronorm and Gastronorm trays, complementing and working with large bakery and combi ovens, as well as large cooking vessels.

Most of the Sagi models have a Class A energy-efficiency rating, and some offer intelligent defrost only when required, which includes an automatic re-evaporation of condensate. Models with self-close doors, should help reduce energy costs further. Other a features across the range include electronic controls with a hyper-cold setting, for quick chilling.

The range also boasts easy-to-clean radiused internal corners, drain-holes for wash-through and remote switch-on of retarder provers. Downtime should also be reduced due to a side-mounted refrigeration system which can be pulled out on a runner for maintenance. This design also maximises the unit’s internal capacity. Sagi units’ compressors come with a 5-year warranty.

Humidity on retarder-prover models can be controlled and some models have HACCP alarm-signals, should temperatures fluctuate beyond acceptable limits. There is an option to add data printers to the blaster chiller/freezers, for HACCP reporting purposes.

Euro Catering’s Tim Charlton said: “We are delighted to add the impressive and robust Sagi refrigeration range to our product portfolio and can see great opportunities for our dealers in the months ahead.

“Sagi understands the needs of the sectors we are focused on and has poured its expertise into products that are sturdy, have a functional design and are high-quality. Add to this their energy credentials and they offer everything the specialist or in-store baker, or hospitality sector chef could wish for.”

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