Two North American brands, Henny Penny and Wood Stone have announced a deal which will see the global fryer specialist acquire the Wood Stone Corporation, a manufacturer of stone-hearth cooking equipment.
Despite the acquisition, Henny Penny and Wood Stone will remain independent operating companies and will both continue to develop and manufacture products, as well as honour their respective channels. Jestic will continue to be the exclusive distributor for both brands in the UK.
Steve Loughton, managing director of Jestic Foodservice Equipment, said: "Both Henny Penny and Wood Stone have substantial experience within the foodservice industry. This acquisition is an exciting time for all involved as both companies combine their extensive resources to create an even greater global presence in the market.
"Jestic look forward to continuing to support both Henny Penny and Wood Stone with the distribution of their equipment throughout the UK."
Henny Penny, is best known for pioneering the first commercial pressure fryer almost 50 years ago. Wood Stone is renowned for offering gas or wood-fired equipment with equipment in Zizzi, Prezzo and Strada.