The Leeds branch of ScoMac Catering Equipment has completed a project to design and outfit a test kitchen for major supermarket name, Aldi.
The distributor was tasked with providing the equipment and fabrications for the grocery giant’s new facility in Atherstone, Warwickshire.
ScoMac provided the complete stainless steel kitchen facilities incorporating both domestic and commercial appliances into its bespoke fabrication, including Bosch cooking equipment, Giorik Hi Touch rise and fall salamanders and Foster refrigeration.
The dealer’s fabrications feature sound deadened radius rolled edge tops and soft close cupboards and drawers specifically designed and manufactured to the exacting standards of the Aldi chef team.
The main kitchen also sports full extraction and supply ventilation systems. Each canopy has ultraviolet odour control incorporated into the design, thereby treating the full system downstream. Touch screen controls built into the canopy plenum should provide the operator with a user-friendly interface, all designed and provided by ScoMac.
Furthermore, the distributor specified what it believes are innovative food sampling displays, located in Aldi’s adjacent sampling rooms.
ScoMac provided and installed 40 flush-fitting Catertherm hot and refrigerated cold plates, each with remote plant, designed to ensure even heat dissipation. This new CE-approved technology should allow the same display pad to achieve hot and cold food safe display temperatures, thereby saving space. Simultaneously the distributor feels the plates will offer Aldi the flexibility to meet the varied food choices on offer to its clients.
ScoMac worked closely with building contractor DSP Construction, and believes it offered careful attentive project management every step of the way.
The distributor receive a letter of commendation from Aldi’s UK property director, Mike Clarke, who said: “I wanted to thank you and your team for all the skill, hard work, diligence and commitment that you have shown in providing a fantastic level of finish.”