This is a historic time for two great companies: Hendrix and Russell Food Equipment. Hendrix and Blue Point Capital Partners (BPCP), owners of Russell Food Equipment, have concluded an acquisition agreement which will see the two largest foodservice equipment dealers in Canada merge into one dominant company: Russell Hendrix Foodservice Equipment.
As of January 11, 2017 all Hendrix locations will operate under the name “Russell Hendrix Foodservice Equipment”. Over the course of the next few months, Russell branches and employees will also be transitioning to the trade name Russell Hendrix Foodservice Equipment and until that time Russell branches will continue to operate as Russell.
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This is an historic day for two great companies: Hendrix and Russell Food Equipment.
Hendrix and Blue Point Capital Partners (BPCP), owners of Russell Food Equipment, have concluded an acquisition agreement which will see the two largest foodservice equipment dealers in Canada merge into one dominant company: Russell Hendrix Foodservice Equipment.
This merger is a game-changer for both of our companies and for the industry! By amalgamating our companies, taking the best practices from each, we will emerge with a combined company sure to exceed every customer expectation.
Some of the benefits of the new company:
- Coast-to-coast sales network of more than 200 sales professionals.
- 17 branch locations from Halifax to Victoria with test kitchens, innovative products,
knowledgeable staff, demonstrations, and plenty of stock of equipment and smallwares.
- Five strategic distribution centers with a combined 500,000 sq.ft. providing next day delivery in all major markets. Every Center operates with a Warehouse Management System to ensure the highest degree of accuracy, on time delivery, and equipped with a suitable amount of inventory to achieve 99% fill rates on stock items.
- Parts & Service division servicing all leading brands in major markets across Canada.
- Quest Manufacturing, producer of high quality cooking equipment and custom stainless steel fabrication.
- Expanded supplier network will provide a broader range of options in all product categories
The integration process will involve vendors, employees, and customers, and will take a degree of time, patience, and effort to complete. It is our objective to keep customers fully informed throughout the transition. Communication will be sent out on a regular basis either directly or through our sales people to keep customers informed regarding our progress.
Most customers will not notice any significant changes until January as both companies will, for the most part, continue to operate as they currently do until the end of the year.
This is an exciting time for all employees, stakeholders, me personally and for our company. I’m looking forward to playing a part of the success I know Russell Hendrix will achieve.
The kitchen is the heart of any food service operation and people are the life blood.
And a well designed and equipped kitchen make it crucial to attract and retain good staff.
At Russell- we know kitchens.
We know how to design first class facilities, we know how to build them and just as importantly, we know how to maintain them.
Call us today…we are your perfect food service partner.
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The Canadian Society of Nutrition Management is celebrating 50 years and we are at the CSNM Conference in Toronto on May 7-9, 2015. Suzanne & Monique are there presenting our Suzy Q Menu Delivery System. The SuzyQ cart System was designed to eliminate most of the challenges in Long Term Care dining rooms. This system is now successfully used in many facilities throughout North America.
If you liked our digital catalogue, you’ll love our printed version!
355 pages packed with the industries leading equipment & supplies. Don’t forget, if you do not see what you are looking for, you can either contact your nearest Russell Branch or go on-line to the digital version that is loaded with manufactures links to quickly find what you are looking for.
And one of our knowledgeable staff will always be available to work out a price and delivery, even if it is non-stocking! Call us today!
Our Vancouver Team produced a fun video with a little history on our catalogue over the years. Thanks Catherine!