Regale Microwave Ovens celebrates its 30th anniversary today (1 August) with a price promotion and a move to much larger premises, the third move due to growth since the company’s inception in 1983. The new building also houses sister company Cavity Protection Systems.
With a 75 per cent increase in business since 2011 to date, Regale has made the investment in the new premises to hold more stock and enable the Gosport, Hampshire-based company to offer "the best ‘off the shelf’ supply with free overnight shipment to any mainland UK site while, importantly, still offering the same individual attention given to all customers".
“Regale is proud to have been serving catering equipment suppliers since 1983 as leading commercial microwave oven specialists,” says Regale director Patrick Bray.
He explains that over the years, several manufacturers realised that the service Regale offered was paramount to sales and they approached Bray and his co-director Barry Clark to stock their brands. “This meant that Regale was able to be selective in what it offered trade suppliers and we have also been instrumental in helping to develop and overcome some of the niggling problems experienced by users and relaying their findings back to the manufacturers. They, in turn, have taken note and implemented many of the changes. It also meant that we could make sure that the products offered by Regale are of suitably quality and correctly priced.”
Regale was Panasonic’s No1 UK wholesaler for commercial microwave ovens in 2011, 2012 and again in 2013 and has recently been appointed wholesalers for the new Daewoo range alongside its Sharp and Merrychef/Manitowoc Eikon range, the latter of which has given Regale Platinum Dealer status.
Bray and Clark after several years of research and design, invented the now well-established Cavity Protection System which saves cleaning time (just remove the liner from the cavity, wash it in the pot wash, dry and replace it back in the cavity in less than two minutes). It helps stop down-time, costly repair bills and is great value for money as the liner costs a lot less than the cost of an engineer fitting a new ceiling or base plate when these arc and spark due to a poor cleaning regime.These parts are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Now, there are more than 10,000 cavity liners in the market place and they have become a must for busy pubs and restaurants. The liners are available for the high-powered compact ranges from Panasonic, Daewoo and Sharp, manufactured in England and with NSF Worldwide Certification. Many large groups including Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquitos, La Tasca, Yates, Slug and Lettuce and Las Iguanas specify them.