Sous Vide Tools is entering into an agreement with Lincat that will see the Middleby Corporation company have exclusive UK rights to five products in the Lancaster-based business’ range.
From today (7 November), UK dealers will only be able to purchase the following Sous Vide Tools products directly from Lincat: I-Vide Plus; Fresco 300 vacuum packing machine; Fresco 400 vacuum packing machine; 14 litre water bath and 28 litre water bath.
Dealers will still be able to buy all other products in the range direct from Sous Vide Tools.
Commenting on the agreement, Sous Vide Tools’ commercial sales manager, Phil Dixon, said: “These products are hugely popular with our existing dealer base and we are really pleased that they will now be available to a much wider audience thanks to Lincat’s extensive reach into the dealer market.
“Lincat will benefit from the knowledge and expertise that we have in the sous vide equipment market whilst its dealers, many of whom have not bought from us in the past, will have access to products that do not currently feature in the Lincat portfolio.
“And, of course, dealers old and new will still benefit from the great warranties, service, training and support for which Sous Vide Tools has gained such an enviable reputation.”
Chris Jones, group MD of Lincat, IMC and Britannia, added: “Sous vide is growing in popularity, as it provides chefs with the ability to cook sealed food slowly at low temperature, delivering tender food with intense flavour.
“Our new partnership allows us to offer market-leading sous vide technology as part of our ever-growing product portfolio, which further strengthens our position as a one-stop solution for all commercial catering equipment.
“Sous Vide Tools has an excellent reputation amongst dealers and end users for its precision, innovation, reliability and expert support, and we’re delighted to be joining forces.”