Foodservice operators, dealers and consultants cast their votes for the best of the best among foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers.
Every foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturer strives to achieve best in class status in the eyes of their supply chain partners. The fact remains, though, that only a few factories earn the right to truly claim Best in Class status. That's because the only way to achieve this elite status is to provide value in multiple ways as defined by the customer. With that in mind, Foodservice Equipment and Supplies presents the data from our 2016 Best in Class Study.
In this exclusive research, FE&S' subscribing foodservice operators, dealers and consultants evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven critical characteristics that impact their purchasing decisions:
- Product quality
- Product value
- Product design and aesthetics
- Service and support
- Sales representation
- Product inventory and availability
- Product information availability
Those participating in the survey prioritized these factors in order of importance and then rated the individual factories they work with in a given product category on these attributes. Our research team then combined the individual results with those from other participants from the category to create a composite score and identify those manufacturers that the readers of FE&S feel are Best in Class.
These comprehensive results highlight those factories that establish the benchmark for understanding and meeting the needs of the entire distribution channel.
Here we proudly present the winners from our 2015 study.
- Best in Class Overall (below)
|HEAVY EQUIPMENT||Category Winner|
|Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets||Cleveland|
|Chef Counters’ Prefabricated||Delfield|
|Cook and Hold Ovens||Alto-Shaam|
|Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication||Advance Tabco|
|Freestanding Floor Fryers||Pitco|
|Ice Makers||Manitowoc Ice|
|Mobile Hot Food Holding Equipment||Hatco|
|Ranges, Gas and Electric||Vulcan|
|Refrigerated Prep Tables||True Manufacturing|
|Upright Reach-In Refrigeration||True Manufacturing|
|LIGHT EQUIPMENT||Category Winner|
|Electric Food Processors||Robot Coupe|
|Manual Food Choppers||Vollrath|
|Parts and Accessories||Franklin Machine Products|
|Sinks, Prefabricated||Advance Tabco|
|Underbar Refrigeration||True Manufacturing|
|Worktables, Prefabricated||Advance Tabco|
|Food Storage Containers||Cambro|
|Tabletop and Buffet Serving Accessories||Vollrath|
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