Commercial kitchen supplier Classeq has committed to a long-term future in Britain with the opening of a specially designed factory in Stafford.
Since it began production in the UK in 1977, Classeq has grown its business across many foodservice markets, supplying pubs, restaurants, hotels, cafes, and catering operators with its range of
The new factory has the capacity to produce up to 16,000
The new site also has a showroom facility where customers can see and experience the products first hand.
The company employs over 50 people in the UK with around 40 jobs in Stafford.
Commenting on the investment into the UK and the opening of the new facility, managing director David Smithson, said: “This is an incredibly exciting move in Classeq’s growth, and underpins our 100% commitment to our manufacturing future in the UK.
“In a category where most white goods are manufactured overseas – we are proud to be investing in Britain and demonstrating that we can produce high-quality machines that offer great value for money, and remain highly competitive in today’s market”.
To celebrate the opening, Classeq’s technical director, Gary Jones cycled 1,400 kilometres from Stafford to Meckenbeuren on Lake Constance in Germany.
He didn’t just do this for fun, he went to deliver the factory’s door key to Classeq’s international headquarters where he presented the key to Jürgen and Ralph Winterhalter, where the company’s employees turned out to welcome him.
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