EveryWare, parent of the Oneida business, has strengthened its offering for UK foodservice operators with the purchase of Metalrax Houseware's George Wilkinson and Samuel Groves businesses.
The transaction will support EveryWare, a supplier of quality table-top solutions for the foodservice industry; build its presence in the UK through offering a more diverse portfolio to both front and back-of-house needs.
The Samuel Groves range includes Mermaid, Longlife and Le Buffet for use in servicing back-of-house operations which will complement EveryWare's cutlery, dinnerware and glassware products for front-of-house which are sold under the Sant' Andrea, Oneida and Anchor Hocking brands.
Julian Williams, managing director of EveryWare for the EMEA region, said: "The acquisition means that we can now offer foodservice operators a comprehensive variety of products to meet all their needs which is a major step forward as we build our presence in the UK.
"The combination of these well-known brands and a supply chain capable of speed and customisation will enhance our foodservice proposition. The product and brand portfolio is expanding at pace: not only do we now have key back-of-house cookware brands under our umbrella but we also have the capability to manufacture these products for private label opportunities and second sourcing."