Regale Microwave Ovens has invested more than £600,000 in Panasonic and Daewoo commercial Microwave ovens and its Microsave Cavity Protection Systems to make sure that it is prepared for whatever happens at the end of March with the Brexit negotiations.
This investment has involved packing its warehouse full of products, renting six full static containers and leasing extra warehousing close to its premises.
Regale MD Patrick Bray said: “It has been necessary to ensure that we can supply all our dealers and kitchen ‘design and fit’ customers without any price or supply interference that Brexit may impose over the next three months, as many of them have installations already in the pipeline which have obviously already been costed out.
“It has also ensured that those sensible brewery and restaurant groups who insist on having the Microsave Liners will have continuity of supply, as the specialist material we use for production can only be purchased from one overseas company which has patents on the material, meaning that we have ensured continuity of supply.”
He also added that he had just returned from the NAFEM show in Florida in February where Panasonic USA launched the Microsave CPS2A Cavity Liner for the Panasonic Pro 1 range of commercial microwaves.
Bray commented: “It was a fantastic show and Panasonic USA did us proud. Its team of sales personnel were ‘spot on’ in introducing the liner, so much so, that just from this launch it has ordered 1,000 units, with several restaurant groups requesting samples for trials, including the famous Appleby Group. The company will now be taking it to the annual show in Chicago in May 2019 on our behalf where it believes the launch there will be even better.”
Regale also extended its appreciation to Panasonic’s vice president planning, Osamu Fukuya, during a dinner hosted by him at the end of the show, for his dedication and help towards the Microsave Cavity Liner launch.