Welbilt, which is in the process of being rebranded from Manitowoc Foodservice, has entered into a strategic alliance with ventilation system manufacturer Halton Group.
The new worldwide partnership is aimed at facilitating the integration of Halton ventilation solutions into a wide range of Welbilt’s cooking equipment to better meet the needs of their customers.
This alliance also provides a framework to combine the best from both companies’ innovation teams to develop system solutions with specific focus on increasing kitchen output while reducing kitchen footprint; improving the speed of service and overall kitchen ergonomics; better managing kitchen temperatures to improve end user employee comfort and maximise productivity; and reducing total building energy consumption.
Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, president and CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice/Welbilt commented: “We are pleased to partner with Halton as we believe that peak kitchen performance requires the integration of the cooking equipment to the ventilation systems.
“This integration includes the acceleration of digital technology, kitchen control systems, remote monitoring including KitchenConnect to provide better systems and service over the equipment life cycle. The alliance also complements our fitkitchen approach to develop high output kitchens in smaller footprints.”
While said Mika Halttunen, chairman of Halton said: “We believe there is significant growth potential in mobile cooking globally. Partnering with Welbilt can help us expand our Mobi-Chef solution by including an electric cooking suite, complete with refrigeration and have the combined products UL Listed for rapid customer adoption.”