Lincat and Middleby UK have launched a new rental scheme to make it easier to access both brands’ equipment.
The rental scheme, offered through Lincat and Middleby UK’s network of distribution partners, provides new operators or those looking to expand rapidly with access to the latest equipment without capital outlay.
The scheme is operated in partnership with Instant Equipment Rental (IER).
Paul Godfrey, sales and marketing director for Lincat, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the foodservice industry hard. We realised one way to help our distribution partners to grow their businesses is by enabling them to reach a market that does not normally have access to our products due to cost barriers or where they are serving operators looking to utilise their capital elsewhere.
“We were keen to work with a company who share our ethos of being easy to do business with and IER are the perfect fit. When a partner receives an enquiry from a potential customer, they can access the IER online rental calculator to obtain an instant rental estimation. If the customer wishes to proceed, the partner will be advised within the hour of IER’s finance decision.”
Contracts are available from 1-5 years, and can include emergency breakdown cover and preventative maintenance.
Rental costs for a Lincat Combi are from £61 per week and an Opus fryer from £30 per week, meanwhile cost for a Turbochef Eco is from £55 per week and a Concordia coffee machine from £149 per week.
Kirstie Lassallette Desnault, group head of IER, said: “We are delighted with the fantastic response we have received to the rental scheme from Lincat and Middleby UK’s distribution partners; we are already gaining real traction.
“The extensive product training our team has received from Lincat and Middleby UK has proved invaluable in supporting the distribution partners and their customers. It is exciting times for all parties.”