Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has entered into a strategic alliance with Manitowoc to become the master distributor for all Manitowoc Ice equipment and parts in the UK and Ireland.
The East Kilbride-based supplier said the tie-up involved the strengthening of a relationship that it has had with Manitowoc for almost two decades.
“We have been associated with Manitowoc Ice for 18 years and this new sole distributor agreement means we have the opportunity to continue to sell Manitowoc Ice products to foodservice and refrigeration equipment distributors and dealers throughout the UK and Ireland,” said Jim Doherty, sales director at FEM.
The new agreement will take effect from 1st January 2014
Manitowoc’s range includes the NEO under-counter line, which was launched earlier this year to target establishments where space is limited. The smallest U-140 NEO model produces up to 59kg of ice a day and can store up to 41kg at any one time.
“Manitowoc ice makers are top of the range machines known for their style and reliability and for the superior quality of ice produced,” added Doherty.