Jestic Foodservice Solutions has agreed a deal with German manufacturer MKN to distribute its range of combi ovens in the UK.
Working in tandem with the current MKN structure in the UK, the Jestic team will be specifically responsible for growing national account business, while also holding UK stock to ensure instant availability to UK customers when required.
Providing further detail on the partnership, Steve Morris, sales director for Jestic, said: “We are really excited to include the range of MKN combi ovens in our equipment portfolio and to be able to promote the brand via our experienced sales team.”
“In addition to us being able to hold a UK inventory, our ability to support the products via our nationwide team of employed engineers means dealers and operators can now specify and buy MKN combi steamers with even greater confidence.”
From January 2021, a range of MKN combi ovens will be available at the Jestic test kitchen facilities in Paddock Wood and Manchester, while MKN will continue to offer test kitchen capacity at First Choice, who will continue as the UK parts distributor for the brand.
Martin Ubl, vice president sales and marketing at MKN, commented: “Jestic is a company we have known for many years, not least from our shared values of supplying the very best, most innovative products and fantastic customer service.
“We are delighted to have established a sustainable collaboration for the UK market and are delighted that we can confidently embark on our journey with Jestic to further promote our ovens in the UK market.”
Wayne Bennett, UK head of sales at MKN, said Jestic’s ability to promote MKN combi ovens to its network of dealers and chain accounts is really exciting for the brand.
“The UK MKN team will work closely with Jestic to increase awareness and availability of the ovens and make demonstration facilities far more accessible for the UK market. Myself and my team will continue to be here to support existing and future MKN customers to complement Jestic’s activity.”