After the imposition of CE certification in the mid 1990s, Swanwick Catering Equipment adopted a partnership with Zanussi Professional as an official Zanussi networker for the UK. We are now part of the Electrolux Professional programme within the UK.
The Electrolux brand now owns several other keynote brands including Molteni, Electrolux Dito and Therma. Each brand stamps the quality and craftsmanship of years of experience in producing quality foodservice systems. Swanwick Catering Equipment now has access to these major brands as an Electrolux networker.
Working with Electrolux means that Swanwick Catering Equipment can offer complete solutions, being able to offer equipment for all aspects of kitchen design. Everything involved in prime cooking equipment, refrigeration, dishwashing, preparation and storage can be sourced from Electrolux, giving the end user the opportunity to own and operate a complete solution from one brand. Electrolux offer nationwide service and specialist training allowing the end user to benefit from the experince and backup of the one of the largest foodservice equipment groups in the world.
With this in mind, we created our own e-commerce application where you can find a vast array of Electrolux items on sale, with either delivery only or full installation services available. We also promote special offer items with Electrolux through our online store.
Historically, Swanwick Catering Equipment has been one of the leading importers of US foodservice brands into the UK, either for export to The Middle East, Africa or for the US Military in Europe.
Back as early as the 1980s, Swanwick Catering Equipment was importing brands such as Market Forge, Blodgett, Bakers Pride, Pitco and Manitowoc. More recently we have aligned strategic partnerships with Vulcan Hart and Hobart, Garland, The Manitowoc Groupand Crown Foodservice. We have access to all US brands, either directly or through gold-key partnerships with established US domestic distributors.
While the trend in the US has been to avoid CE certification, more and more brands are now offering CE certified products for use within the European Union and we now have access to many more brands, including BKI Standex, Bakers Pride and Nor Lake.
While we operate as an Electrolux distributor for domestic UK and Europe, we are now importing and exporting more US brands than ever before. There is a trend in the Middle East and Africa towards US brands and we have established ourselves as a major importer and exporter of US foodservice equipment. We now offer Vulcan Hart for prime cooking equipment, Berkel for preparation equipment, Crown for steam cooking equipment and BKI Standex for specialist ovens and cooking appliances. We also work with Garland and Hobart for export.