Manufacturer rep group Hollander Company hopes an investment it made earlier this year in new test kitchen facilities will provide dealers and customers with a much-needed resource to get under the bonnet of the equipment it offers.
With the foodservice industry facing unprecedented challenges at the moment, Hollander Company believes it can help instil much-needed confidence in a product before purchase, confirming that time and money is well-spent.
Hadley Wilcox, admin specialist at Hollander, which serves Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, explained: “Prior to Covid, we started creating a demo kitchen and showroom in Minneapolis, providing dealers, designers, operators and chefs with the opportunity to try before they buy.
“With smaller margins and tighter budgets than ever, it’s important for operators to know new equipment and furniture will work in their kitchen and dining room, with their staff and unique recipes before making a monetary investment as well as devoting resources to training.”
Hollander Company represents a number of heavy duty equipment brands, including Halton, Imperial, Irinox, Rational and Winston Foodservice.
The business has also endeavored to take its offer one step further by loaning out its equipment for short-term trials.
It says it will allow chefs to demo a product in their own kitchens, ensuring it aligns with their kitchen workflow and process.