Falcon Foodservice Equipment is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2019. The company will be marking the year with a series of activities, culminating in the middle of the year in an event that will combine the official 200th birthday party with the opening of the new Falcon Customer Experience Centre at its Stirling headquarters.
Falcon traces its history back to the Falkirk Iron Company, which was formed in 1819 to meet the growing demand for cast iron goods. The first records of catering equipment begin in 1850, with products ranging from stockpots to cooking suites.
Peter McAllister, Falcon’s MD, commented: “200 years of British manufacturing excellence is something we are immensely proud of. We are equally proud of our reputation with chefs, but we certainly aren’t resting on any laurels – we’ve got an R&D department that is leading the way in developing new ideas, and we have major new launches planned for 2019.”
The new Customer Experience Centre will feature both a demonstration kitchen showcasing the latest Falcon technology and a museum displaying archive products and designs.
McAllister concluded: “I think visitors will be truly fascinated by our heritage – our history reflects the history of foodservice equipment in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.”