Worthing-based distributor Quality Catering Equipment Ltd (QCEL) has invested in a new van after winning another slice of business from its biggest client, a leading high street pizza chain.
The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van will be used to deliver two-deck pizza ovens to more than 170 restaurants nationwide. It has lined up alongside the dealer’s three other Mercedes-Benz vehicles, a Sprinter panel van, a Vito and a Citan Sport.
QCEL MD Steve Coleman explained: “We are installing four to six ovens per week. They’re big and bulky, weighing in at 960kg apiece. Our new Sprinter enables us to transport two at a time, while the dropside body ensures they are easily accessible to our teams, who can load and unload efficiently and safely.”
QCEL will also assign the van to other duties, including deliveries of fryers for a well-known chain of chicken restaurants.
The distributor was founded by Coleman in 1985, and supplies and installs a range of equipment, from grills to ice machines, for leading names in the QSR sector, as well as independent outlets. It also provides after sales support covering maintenance and repairs, as well as an in-house design and manufacturing service for those requiring custom-made kit.
QCEL is also planning to recruit additional field service engineers this year, as the company pursues its ambition to become the number one provider of equipment and after sales services to the QSR sector.
Its van fleet was provided through local Mercedes-Benz Vans dealership, Rossetts Commercials.