A start date of 5 June has been slated for Hubbard Systems to become the exclusive distributor for Comenda warewashers in the UK.
The appointment comes following Ali Group’s decision to close the Dawson business and reposition and refocus the UK distribution of its Comenda warewash products, along with the other brands currently traded by Dawson.
Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems commented: “Hubbard Systems and the Ali Group already have a strong commercial partnership with the exclusive distribution of Scotsman ice makers, and we welcome this exciting opportunity to further develop our position in the UK market.”
All Comenda products and spare parts will be distributed by Hubbard Systems, and all products which are still under warranty, or were bought with an extended service package, will be managed by Hubbard, in conjunction with Service Line, which will fulfil the service obligations to ensure there is no loss of continuity during the transition.
Comenda has a full range of machines from small under counter glasswashers right up to special-build rack and flight machines, selling several thousand units per year globally.
Hubbard aims to build the Comenda brand in the UK by working closely with the Comenda factory on larger schemes, and taking the same approach with Comenda as with the Scotsman brand, aiming to maintain high levels of customer support and product availability.
The rest of the Dawson-managed brands will also be redistributed, with Lainox combi ovens heading into the Falcon Foodservice Equipment portfolio and Rosinox, Mareno and Rendisk supplied to the UK market from factory direct sales.