Jon White has been appointed as the new MD for the Lincat Group, the UK manufacturer of the Lincat, FriFri, IMC and Britannia brands. Jon who previously held the role of Technical Director succeeds Chris Jones following his promotion to European Group President of Middleby Worldwide in late 2019.
Middleby UK has added Kamado Joe charcoal grills to its portfolio as the business continues to benefit from the acquisitive strategy of its parent company.
Kamado Joe was snapped up by Middleby Corporation last year as part of a strategy to strengthen its offering in outdoor cooking solutions.
Middleby UK described it as an “incredible” product that would give operators hassle-free grilling, smoking and searing.
Kamado Joe features a two-tier ‘divide and conquer’ cooking system, which uses a multi-level design to allow operators to cook different food in different styles, at different temperatures.
Intense and smoky flavours are achieved courtesy of a heat-resistant shell with thick, ceramic walls, which locks in heat and moisture at any given temperature.
Chris Clark, managing director at Middleby UK, said: “The addition of Kamado Joe to our range of grilling solutions is an exciting one, and we can’t wait to take the brand to the next level.
“The Kamado Joe brand perfectly aligns with our already established portfolio and is another great option for our customers looking to expand their kitchen – it’s the perfect summer centrepiece.”
The range consists of the Classic Joe II and the Big Joe II, both available as standalone models, or with caster wheels included to provide manoeuvrability
The Middleby Corporation (NASDAQ: MIDD) today announced the acquisition of Novy, a leading manufacturer of premium residential ventilation hoods and cooktops based in Belgium, with sales of approximately $90 million USD annually and EBITDA margins in excess of 20%.