Foodservice design firm KCL has added 25 new manufacturing partners to its roster in 2022, marking a second year of record growth for the business.
The brands it has brought on board now host their equipment content – including PDFs, CAD blocks, Revit families and supporting images and documents – on KCL software.
In addition, several manufacturers expanded from their North America lines to also feature their European, Middle Eastern, and African foodservice equipment.
North America manufacturers that have begun working with the business this year include Aerowerks, Broaster, Citrus America, Egro (US), Everest Refrigeration, Eversys, GA Systems, GTI, Power Soak, U-Line, and Winco.
Meanwhile, EMEA manufacturers Brunner-Anliker, Carpigiani, Coldline, Friginox, Fri-Jado, Inomak, La Marzocco, Lotus, Marco Beverage Systems, Modbar, Modular Professional, Retigo, Rosinox, and Smeg Foodservice have joined the platform.
In addition, CIAM, Lainox, Sammic, Scotsman, and Unox expanded their lines to better serve KCL’s international user base.
Kevin Kochman, president and co-founder of KCL, attributed the growth to KCL’s ability to provide reliable, time-saving software and great customer service.
“Designers often tell manufacturers that they need to be on KCL if they want to be specified,” he said.
“There are also companies, like Unified Brands, that wanted to bring all of their lines onto KCL, and other companies, like Scotsman and Unox, know the value that KCL provides in North America and wanted to reach a larger audience through our software.”
Kochman also credited some of the growth to Luca Salomoni, KCL’s VP of Sales in EMEA and APAC.
He said: “Luca joined us just before the pandemic began. In 2022, he was finally able to represent us at the shows we had planned for 2020, like HostelCo, Internoga, FHA, GulfHost, and international FCSI events.”