Ali Group brand launches key distributor programme

Baron new 900 series cropCatering equipment brand Baron, part of the Ali Group, is introducing a new key distributor programme through its UK importer Universal Foodservice Equipment.

The Caterham-based brand partner previously had a flat pricing structure for distributors, with MD Roger Flanagan commenting: “This has become a little lopsided as all distributors receive the same discounts and support which in some ways disadvantages our larger and more dynamic distributors.

“We have had suggestions (from our customers) that, in view of our market spread, a more varied offer would be a way forward, rewarding those companies who can provide the best return, who also carry the largest overhead and who offer the better client support.”

Therefore the new programme will provide what Flanagan described as “a more realistic and fair benefits structure for those distributors who we hope will become part of our key distributor operation”.

The brand’s UK distributors will now be graded as standard, main or key. Standard distributors will receive a 40% discount, the same as currently, and will be offered distributor sales and a 1 year parts and labour warranty.

The same warranty applies to main distributors, but their discount will be 45% plus the option of Baron’s “spares on site” offer. The key distributors will get this package for all sales, plus a discount of at least 45%, a 2 year parts and labour warranty and 60 days’ credit.

Flanagan explained: “We hope this structure will solve some of the problems experienced by our larger distributors when competing with their smaller counterparts and provide them with a reasonable advantage, without disadvantaging the current distributors who provide our regular business, who will remain on the same terms.”

Universal and Baron’s objective is to have regional coverage throughout the UK with likely no more than eight to 10 key distributors.

Performance be monitored on an annual basis to ensure the system is working for both parties.

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First multifunction touchscreens from Ambach

Cemco NewsAli Group brand Ambach has launched two innovative multifunction cooking systems in the UK, IQ850 for small kitchen environments and IQ900 for large-scale production.

Both systems feature the Ambach Navigator, an intuitive touchscreen that gives caterers control. It allows caterers to start cooking processes with a single touch and a recipe function of over 30 pre-set recipes, which chefs can add to and personalise. Raised above the surface of the unit, the screen has a swivel function and simple icons, making it easy to use during busy services.

At 800mm wide, IQ850 is a compact multifunctional system is suitable for caterers with limited space who want to deliver a varied menu. It can perform braising, frying, steaming and low temperature cooking.

The modular system can be positioned in the cook line for optimal efficiency and its linear construction can reduce the operational footprint by up to 30%.

IQ900 is a multifunctional cooking system designed for large-scale food production facilities including canteens, hospitals and schools.

With a power of up to 41.4kW IQ900 is capable of delivering a large amount of covers. It automatically manages the cooking processes of boiling, brazing, frying, steaming, pressure and low temperature cooking, including the preparation of roasts and stews.

Ambach machines are designed to help maintain a clean kitchen environment. IQ850 can be integrated with a one-piece hygienic top and a joining system.

IQ900 can be integrated into a System 900 cook-line, also with a one-piece hygienic top. The Ambach Assisted Cleaning System and pullout spray hose, enables all cooking surfaces to be cleaned.

IQ850 and IQ900 also have an Eco-Mode function that automatically lowers energy consumption when the system is not in use and which quickly returns to full operating temperature.

Other energy saving features include a Power Save protection system which enables cooking at lower temperatures.

Alistair Farquhar, country manager Ambach UK, said, “The new cooking systems showcase Ambach’s focus on helping chefs create personal and productive working environments, just the way they want it.”

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