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The Middleby Corporation has acquired Escher Mixers, an Italian manufacturer of highly-engineered spiral and planetary mixers.

Escher is located in Italy and turns over $15m (£8.5m) a year from supplying large grocery and retail chains, as well as industrial bakery customers.

Middleby Corporation The company said that demand for its solutions remains “strong” after posting a 22% increase in foodservice equipment to $624m (£526m) during the third quarter.

The increase contributed to a 21% rise in overall company sales as the business turned over $993m (£837m) between July and September. Adjusted increased 23% to $212m (£179m) during the period.

Rational’s American operations are leading the rest of the world in year-on-year sales growth.

The combi oven manufacturer notched up global sales of €731.9m ($727.9m) for the first nine months of the year, an increase of 25%.British cooking equipment manufacturer almost achieved a record level of turnover last year following a strong rebound from Covid

Lincat roared back to pre-Covid trading levels last year as it rolled out new product lines and brought on extra staff to manage rising demand, latest accounts reveal.

Hoshizaki says its new range of refrigeration – unveiled at Commercial Kitchen last week – is diverse enough to suit all types of kitchen environments.

The Advance series, which becomes the brand’s core range of entry level refrigeration, encompasses single and double door refrigerators and freezers that have been adapted to ensure food safety and ease of cleaning.

The units each benefit from R290 – a natural gas which enhances performance whilst minimising environmental impact – earning it a Climate Class 5 rating.The new models also incorporate Hoshizaki’s monoblock design – a self-contained unit with detachable condenser, facilitating easy maintenance for improved longevity.

Internally, practical anti-tilting shelves prevent spillage, and removable gaskets ensure easy cleaning.

Hoshizaki’s air distribution system offers high performance, ensuring

temperature stability despite frequent door openings, making the units incredibly efficient,

Hoshizaki has confirmed plans to take a controlling stake in the Turkish catering equipment maker Oztiryakiler – better known as ‘Ozti’ – in 2023.

The ice machine and refrigeration firm initially began investing in Ozti before the pandemic and currently owns a 39% stake in the business. Catering Insight
Hoshizaki to increase stake in Turkish catering equipment manufacturer Ozti

Hoshizaki take over Ozti


Hoshizaki has confirmed plans to take a controlling stake in the Turkish catering equipment maker Oztiryakiler – better known as ‘Ozti’ – in 2023.

The ice machine and refrigeration firm initially began investing in Ozti before the pandemic and currently owns a 39% stake in the business.

It intends to make the company a consolidated subsidiary next year by acquiring additional equity that will take its share to 51%.

The move comes after Ozti recently opened a fourth production site in Turkey, adjacent to an existing factory in Corlu, Tekirdag.

Around £6m has been spent on the new facility, which spans 22,000 square metres.

Ozti manufactures a wide range of commercial products, including refrigerators, dishwashers and steam convection ovens, which are primarily sold to customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia..

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