The Middleby Corporation is making a play for the 900mm cooking equipment market with a line that was designed in Italy but constructed at its Lincat factory in the UK.
The Q90, a 70-piece modular range of commercial catering equipment, comes with the marketing tagline that it blends the manufacturing expertise of the north of the continent with the “creative flair” of the south.
And with standard widths of 400mm, 800mm and 1200mm, the overall dimensions provide greater capacity than typical UK-manufactured equipment to resemble European trends.
Richard Fordham, international brand manager for Q90, said the range was a genuinely new and different offer for high output.
He commented: “Q90 is a first for the European catering equipment sector. Never before has Southern European style been successfully blended with Northern European engineering rigour and manufacturing precision.”
The Q90 range of gas and electric equipment includes oven ranges, boiling tops, fryers, griddles, chargrills, bain maries, pasta cookers, boiling kettles, bratt pans and ambient units.
Individual items of equipment can be suited together with modular kick strips, connection strips and cover panels, while serviceable parts can be accessed through the front of the units.
Middleby confirmed the Q90 range comes with a two-year parts and labour warranty in the UK and Ireland.