The Manitowoc Company Inc.is pleased to announce the acquisition of INDUCS AG, a leading supplier of induction technology to the global foodservice industry, based in Herisau, Switzerland. INDUCS develops, manufactures, and markets a line of advanced technology induction counter-top and built-in products. INDUCS has a strong global network of distribution partners, including a longstanding relationship with Garland Commercial Range, a Manitowoc Foodservice company, which has marketed induction technology to the foodservice industry in North America for more than a decade. In recent years, Garland Commercial Range was recognized by the National Restaurant Association with two Kitchen Innovation Awards for the Induction Griddle and Induction Braising Pan.
“We are excited about the future of induction in the foodservice industry. Induction technology solves customer problems that conventional equipment cannot. Specifically, more and more customers are demanding energy efficiency, ease of cleaning, cooking speed and accuracy that induction delivers,” says Jacques Seguin, vice president and general manager of The Garland Group. “Our goal is to leverage the strengths of both companies to become the global market leader for this exciting technology.”
Induction products will be sold under the Garland brand to all Manitowoc Foodservice global customers while INDUCS continues to serve its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers and distribution partners.