Specialist equipment maker targets £800k sales


The founder of a budding commercial sushi machine maker has revealed the company is targeting sales of £800,000 next year.

Stuart Turner, boss of Sushi Machines Ltd, which makes the Roller-35 product in Yorkshire, said it is planning on ramping up the business by some 60% in 2014.

This year the firm will make a turnover of £500,000, which also includes the sale of sushi-making materials, ingredients and third party equipment.

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As reported by Catering Insight back in July, Turner set up the business after spotting a gap in the market to supply smaller caterers with equipment that enables them to branch into sushi sales.

And last week he said the business remained firmly in growth mode following the launch of a second, smaller alternative to the Roller-35.

“It’s ready to go now and we are wanting to do three other machines too that we have got ideas for,” he told the Yorkshire Post.

“The ambition for the machines brand is to just be the number one for sushi-making equipment in the world. We have only just launched the sushi machine so hopefully next year we should look at quite considerable growth again. I think next year we will probably look at about £800,000.”

Turner told the paper that it has so far sold 27 machines, with around half going to customers outside of the UK. It is in talks with distributors from various countries.

Sushi Machines claims to be Europe’s first sushi machine manufacturer and says its system is patented.

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