First Choice Group launching the new catering van stock catalogue
9 September 2021
With foodservice businesses finally operating at near normal capacity, the demand for engineers and technicians to maintain and service catering equipment that, in many cases, has been shut down for long periods over the past 18-months, has never been higher. In support of this crucial element of the industry, First Choice Group is delighted to be launching the latest version of the popular catering van stock catalogue – now in a handy interactive digital format.
With that long-overdue feeling of normality starting to return across sector – socially distant table plans being a thing of the past, customers welcomed back to the bar to place orders and track-and-trace is slowly relinquished its grip on entire teams – the time-sensitive support offered by engineers is crucial. From minimising equipment downtime, to maintaining warranties, catering engineers are in busier than ever.
The latest issue of the First Choice Catering Van Stock Catalogue, downloadable from the website or interactive app, brings together more than twenty years of spare parts and accessories experience in one convenient place. Split into logical and easy to use categories, including electrical, gas, plumbing and tools, the catalogue helps engineers to quickly find, identify and order many of the most common genuine OEM spare parts, accessories and consumables carried on a van.
“Time is of the essence for catering engineers and at First Choice Group, we understand the vital supporting role we provide in making sure vans are stocked with all of the most common spare parts for the day ahead.
The newest edition of the catering van stock catalogue is our biggest yet. Optimised for digital use, the catalogue is laid out in a logical, easy to find format, complete with search function, handy links to more detailed webpages where needed, and even has functionality with the ‘my lists’ section of the website – allowing engineers to add items to their basket and return later to complete the transaction. Ultimately, the catalogue has been designed to be a flexible, easy-access tool to deliver efficiency, helping you to stock your van and in turn, minimise unnecessary downtime for your customers.”
Neil Vincent, Head of Sales at First Choice Group
As the home of the brands, First Choice Group is the UK’s largest stockist of genuine OEM spare parts. Working in partnership with many of the industry’s leading equipment manufacturers, First Choice offers thousands of parts, delivers approved engineer training programmes and even hosts events at the dedicated facilities and state-of-the-art warehouse in the midlands.
Forming part of an ever growing library of practical resources and downloads, the new catering van stock catalogue can be downloaded from the website and app, forming a handy pocket guide wherever and whenever you need it. As is custom with First Choice, orders are complemented by the systematic logistical solutions including same day dispatch and next day delivery as standard – on weekday orders places before 7pm. What’s more, a choice of on-site collections in Cannock, including, an in-boot service for those who would like their order delivered right to their van, or a range of pallet deliveries for larger bulk or specialist component orders, engineers can rest assured that they will receive expert advice, support and service from First Choice Group.