The Panasonic Corporation has announced a partnership with Regale Microwave Ovens that will see its ‘Microsave Cavity Liner’ distributed around the world.
In what Panasonic feels is an unprecedented move, global arrangements will be positioned to enable distribution of the liner, via commercial microwave wholesaler Regale, to any catering equipment wholesaler or distributor worldwide.
The liner will be available either fitted within a Panasonic microwave oven, or on its own, where previously only operators purchasing directly from Regale could obtain the kit, designed to prolong the life of a microwave by making it easier to clean.
The cavity liner was developed as a labour and money saving device for commercial operations and has been embraced over the years by major brewery and restaurant groups such as Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquitos, as well as independent operations. It is designed for caterers whose microwaves are in constant use, many for over 12 hours a day, to easily keep their ovens hygienically clean and free from spillages and spills that can lead to damaged ceiling plates, base plates and lens light covers.
Barry Clark, technical R&D director, Regale Microwave Ovens, said; “This is great news for Regale. We are very proud to be associated with Panasonic and to see that our hard work over the past few years has been recognised by such a top-quality company that produces the finest quality commercial microwave ovens worldwide.
“We recognised that commercial kitchens were using their microwaves for more than just re-heating and defrosting and identified that certain breakdowns were occurring on a regular basis, such as burnt ceiling plates, cracked base plates and penetration by grease into working parts.
“These breakdowns are not covered by manufacturers’ guarantees, and the cost for repair lies with the operator, so we invented the Microsave as way to help operators avoid downtime and costly repairs. This trading agreement will enable us to access a much wider audience of international, national and local catering equipment distributors and builds on our relationship with Panasonic.”
Iain Phillips, sales and marketing manager, Panasonic UK added; “The basis of Panasonic’s business philosophy revolves around seven principles and the premise that the company will ‘contribute to society with cutting edge technology’.
“As we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2018, the company wanted to underpin its commitment to customers and offer a solution to enable all Panasonic microwave users the ability to access the ingenious Microsave liner. Regale is our number one distributor, has a business ethos that mirrors some or our own principles and invented the liner. We have long admired the dedication it shows to its customers so it was a natural fit for us.
“Panasonic’s professional microwave ovens are built to the highest standards and will offer years of excellent service if they are well maintained. The Microsave Liner offers easy cleaning for the operator and will protect and extend the life of a microwave oven.”