Hobart Announces Industry-Wide National Support Plan for Restart

Hobart Announces Industry-Wide National Support Plan for Restart

With much of the industry looking tentatively to the next few weeks as the time when it can begin to reopen its doors, Hobart is unveiling a wide range of restart support measures across both service and equipment divisions, helping operators as they plot a return to profitability.

The manufacturer’s Business Support Unit, created as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, sees the planned restart as the next key phase of its existence, turning its attentions back to the foodservice industry as a whole after initially prioritising the needs of critical areas of the NHS, education, food supply chain and emergency services. 

The wave of measures, jointly unveiled by David Riley, MD of Hobart Equipment Division and Keith Mackie, MD of Hobart Service, cover operators in every phase of the restart, from de-mothballing equipment, release of full spec sheets for each machine, substantial discounts on new equipment as well as an exclusive public sector 2019 price rollback.    

Measures include:

David Riley comments: “Now, more than ever, the industry we love to serve needs support in getting back to business; Hobart UK is doing everything it can to make this path as smooth as possible. It’s an unprecedented period – one which calls for unprecedented measures. The Government’s advice is that – with the successful suppression of the ‘R’ number – July is looking like the earliest date for restart. Whether it’s then or in the months that follow, these support measures will remain in place until they’re required as we try to help get the industry moving again.” 

Keith Mackie adds: “Throughout the Covid-19 Crisis Hobart UK remained fully operational in terms of both equipment supply and providing service and maintenance which proved invaluable in ensuring kitchen operations could be maintained in critical areas. We are also very aware that while a few were able to pivot and offer delivery and takeaway, many end users of Hobart equipment had no choice but to close their doors during the worst of the crisis. Hobart UK will now be there to assist those customers in their efforts to restart. 

To find out more about the support measures, distributors and end users can visit www.hobartuk.com or call 0844 888 7777 today.