Welbilt has announced a new partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies, through which the pair will supply a line of food order pickup lockers.
The Flow-Thru 10,000 range will be manufactured and distributed under Welbilt’s Merco brand.
The food order pickup solution, Welbilt revealed, can be integrated into a restaurant’s existing digital ecosystem, providing deeper data and analytics to improve planning and efficiency.
Bill Johnson, Welbilt’s president and CEO, commented: “For more than 50 years, Merco has given leaders in the foodservice industry innovative ways to deliver quality food to its customers.
“Partnering with Apex gives us new ways to respond to changing demands brought on by the long-term trends towards takeout and delivery, which have accelerated during the pandemic.”
Meanwhile, Mike Wills, Apex CEO, said: “This partnership combines our expertise in self-serve automation with Merco’s deep understanding of the industry.
“We will be able to offer innovative products to a broader global market by leveraging Merco’s industry leading, global distribution network.
“Our companies’ dedication to providing the best solutions to the industry comes at a time when restaurant operators require innovative ways to safely deliver product without sacrificing quality.”