The pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges for the restaurant and catering industries. The increasing popularity of take-away, delivery services and self-service options is placing new demands on restaurants, canteens and hotels. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find employees to work in this industry. On the one hand, process automation and standardization will become more important as a result; on the other, companies will be forced to create jobs that are as appealing as possible for applicants. Our FoodService division supports our customers not only by offering products for food preparation and presentation, but also by helping them to create sustainable working environments.  

The FS division’s main focus is North America and includes a smaller company in Europe:

  • Hubert offers around 260,000 products in the US and Canada. The range includes equipment for the food service industry and food retail sector as well as merchandising products. The customers mainly include operators of large cafeterias, food service businesses and food retailers. Products include buffet equipment such as serving platters and food baskets.
  • Central sells around 80,000 products for restaurant equipment in the US. Restaurant operators are the core customer group of the Central business. The product range includes all the equipment and supplies required for the operation of small to mid-sized restaurants. Some examples of products are kitchen stoves and freezers.
  • XXLhoreca, an e-commerce direct marketing specialist for food service equipment based in the Netherlands, mainly supplies hotels, restaurants, cafeterias and catering companies. The range includes around 35,000 products with a focus on large appliances such as refrigerators and freezers.