Duke Manufacturing Co. and Compass Group North America Sign Comprehensive Distribution Agreement for Restaurant and Foodservice Equipment

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Duke Manufacturing Co. will be an approved foodservice equipment supplier for Compass Group North America, a contract food service provider, under a new agreement.

Duke Manufacturing Co., a St. Louis based manufacturer of foodservice equipment, announced a comprehensive distribution agreement with the Compass Group North America.

Duke’s experience as an award-winning supplier for global restaurant chains made the company an attractive and reliable partner for the Compass Group.

“Duke’s research and development is focused on creating cost-savings and sustainable technologies while delivering the highest quality food. This agreement will make Duke’s innovative product solutions, such as the product holding units, flexible batch broilers, serving systems, powerwash sinks and rapid cooking technology available to all Compass properties in North America,” said Jim Klimt, Vice President of Sales at Duke.

Compass Group North America provides contract foodservice and facilities management services. It is a division of London-based Compass Group PLC, which operates in over 50 countries. Duke Manufacturing Co. will be an approved supplier through Supply America and Foodbuy, the exclusive procurement division for Compass Group North America.

According to Foodbuy, “We bring sales opportunities both broad and deep, and we make reaching those customers less resource-intensive. We work in a focused way with customers who can directly influence the purchasing decisions made at the operator level. Our track record is clear: suppliers can expect growth.”

Duke Manufacturing supplies foodservice equipment to schools, colleges, hospitals, and many of the most recognized restaurant chains in the world. Duke is known for working closely with customers and developing custom solutions for their business challenges. Solutions range from custom cooking equipment to logistics services.

“Duke Manufacturing’s significant experience in delivering unique and innovative solutions to the institutional, quick-service, and full-service markets positions Duke well to bring real value to the Compass system,” Klimt said.

About Duke Manufacturing Co.:
Duke Manufacturing Co. is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of equipment solutions for the foodservice industry, including major restaurant chains and dining facilities for schools and other institutions. Founded in 1925, the company is based in St. Louis, MO., with two U.S. manufacturing facilities and distribution and service centers in Europe, Latin America and Asia. A recipient of the 2009 Energy Champion Award from the U.S. Department of Energy, the company’s research and development is focused on creating cost-saving and eco-friendly technologies that save resources while delivering the highest quality food for the ultimate consumer. For more information: http://www.dukemfg.com

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