3663 Catering Equipment, a specialist division of Bidvest 3663, has extended its contract with Hony Capital to supply non-foods to Pizza Express restaurants in the UK and China in a three year deal worth £4.5m.
The agreement comes as Hony Capital seeks to expand the chain of pizza and pasta restaurants in the UK and China after acquiring it from UK Gondola Group in 2014. 3663 Catering Equipment will supply premium tabletop, back of house, bar ware and uniforms to all Pizza Express restaurants in the UK and China, supporting the chain’s further growth in these regions.
The win will help Paul Knight (pictured), director of 3663 Catering Equipment and non-food, to grow the two categories, which include commercial cooking appliances, clothing, cleaning solutions, cookware, utensils and crockery – everything that operators need to prepare and serve food to end customers.
Knight said: “We have been working with Pizza Express for five years, during which time we have developed a strong, successful relationship. We understand how crucial product innovation, reliability and excellent service is for our customers and have a proven track record of supporting unit expansion in the fast casual dining segment. We are pleased that Hony Capital felt we have a good fit with its growth plans for Pizza Express in the UK and China. This contract win is testament to our commitment to making our customers’ lives easier and we’re looking forward to helping to maintain the iconic brand identity of Pizza Express in the UK and China.”
3663 Catering Equipment’s contract to supply Pizza Express restaurants in the UK and China will run from July 2015 until December 2018.