Antunes has acquired Cincinnati-based technology company Storelynk, the firm has announced.
The purchase was finalized last month following growing demand for the company’s “connected kitchen” platform in the foodservice industry.
Designed specifically for restaurants and food vendors, the StoreLynk cloud-based analytics platform simplifies the integration of sensors and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled equipment that transforms the data into a dashboard for reporting purposes.
The technology supports an operation’s standardized actions and procedures.
Antunes formed an initial alliance with StoreLynk in 2017 as the two organizations began development of IoT-enabled equipment connected through a central analytics hub.
Antunes CEO, Glenn Bullock said he was excited to welcome the ‘groundbreaking’ connected kitchen capabilities offered by StoreLynk to the Antunes family
He said: “This expansion represents a new chapter for our commitment to customer success in the rapidly modernizing foodservice industry.”
The firm’s director of strategic operations, Daniel Schmidt, added: “The StoreLynk platform has proven to help foodservice operators improve food safety, food quality and store operations.
“By harnessing data with StoreLynk’s platform at the equipment, store and regional levels, we can help gain more accurate and timely information to help grow their businesses more profitably.”
StoreLynk’s capabilities range from temperature monitoring and equipment management to food safety compliance and employee activity management.
Using a network of in-store sensors, equipment, and mobile devices, the platform allows operators to gather and analyze key performance data to manage the quality, consistency, and safety of their operations.
Antunes is a leading custom foodservice equipment manufacturer, specializing in countertop cooking and water filtration solutions for global operations, headquartered in Carol Stream, Illinois.