Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc. which is changing its name to Welbilt, Inc. on March 6, 2017, and Halton Group Americas have entered into a strategic alliance to facilitate the integration of Halton ventilation solutions into a wide range of Welbilt’s equipment to better meet the needs of their customers.
Restaurant chain businesses play an important role in both of their futures, and this alliance provides a framework to combine the best from both companies’ innovation teams to develop system solutions with specific focus on the following areas:
- Increase kitchen output while reducing kitchen footprint;
- Improve speed of service and overall kitchen ergonomics;
- Better manage kitchen temperatures to improve employee comfort and maximize productivity; and
- Reduce total building energy consumption.
“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,” said Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, President and CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice / Welbilt.
“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,” said Mika Halttunen, Chairman of Halton.