Gulfood 2016 was the first chance for most visitors to see our new F900 Series, and it's fair to say they weren't disappointed. The two suites of equipment generated lots of attention and interest from dealers, consultants and end users, all of whom were impressed with the look and feel of the F900 products on show.
It wasn't only visitors to the stand that the F900 Series found favour with however, the equipment also made it onto the shortlist for the Best Heavy Equipment Innovation award at the Gulfood Awards.
The F900 equipment on display included some of the headline products in the range, such as the G9184 four burner and G9181 solid top oven ranges, G9460 chargrill, G9581CR chrome griddle and G9341F fryer with filtration.
Sharing a stand with AFE Group sister companies Williams Refrigeration and Mono Equipment, 2016 was the fourth year in succession that Falcon has exhibited at Gulfood, the world's biggest annual food and hospitality show, and it proved our busiest and most successful so far. Robert Purves, Export Manager, commented: "The F900 Series has been designed with the Gulf market firmly in mind. Gulfood is always a key event in our calendar but having the F900 to display and discuss, so soon after it's official Gulf launch in Dubai in November, made it even more important.
We spent time with many existing and potential customers, made up mainly of end users, including restaurant owners and chefs, dealers and consultants from several countries. including the UAE, Kuwait, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Nigeria and Kenya. They were very complimentary about the quality of the design and construction of the F900 products, and interested to hear about the new electric models that will soon be available.
The F900 has been designed to operate on all gases and electricity supplies in the region, including Saudi Arabia. There is no doubt that sales of F900 into the Gulf and surrounding countries will increase as a result of the enquiries on the stand and the work we've undertaken with dealers and consultants in the region over the last few months.
Like last year, we again hosted a drinks reception in a nearby venue with Williams and Mono and were delighted with the number of attendees, all interested in finding out more about Falcon, our products and how we can work together with them in the future.
More information on the F900 Series can be found here.