Swedish manufacturer of food holding and transport equipment, Scanbox told Catering News it is looking to invest more in the Middle East region.
The company’s carts are popular for hotel lounges, banqueting and external catering events, since they come in a range of sizes and can store hot and cold food simultaneously.
“If we look at the Middle East, there are a lot of opportunities; there is so much more we can do, especially in Saudi Arabia, and we want to look into Iran. We have quite a good set-up here in UAE and in Qatar but we want to invest even more,” said Ole Lyngdahl Olsen, vice president sales for Scanbox.
In the UAE, Scanbox has worked with Accor’s Pullman brand, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide and Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Olsen points out that Scanbox carts are particularly suitable for outdoor catering, since the products can have a company’s logo printed on the exterior, which is just one of the features that sets it apart from competitor products.
“Our competitors do these carts with stainless steel inside and outside, but we do them with aluminum insulation and fibre glass plastic on the outside in order to keep the weight down.
“We don’t want to make the carts too heavy for the people that have to transport them. They also come in a range of colours,” Olsen added.
Having exhibited at Gulfood, which took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 21 – 25 February, Scanbox will be present at FoodAsia in Singapore from 12 – 15 April.