Ignite Foodservice Solutions adds ITW Food Equipment Group brands

The partnership for the manufacturers' rep firm marks an important milestone

Ignite Foodservice Solutions announces its new partnership, beginning March 1st, with ITW Food Equipment Group, a renowned leader in the foodservice industry and a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Ignite, as it aligns with our mission to offer innovative and high-quality foodservice solutions, creative problem-solving, and responsiveness.

Ignite Foodservice Solutions is a manufacturers’ rep firm for the foodservice industry that represents quality foodservice equipment and supply manufacturers in multiple states in the western part of the United States. They use a combination of sales, culinary support, and end-user specialists to meet the demands of manufacturers, dealers, consultants, and end users. Ignite is an active member of MAFSI, the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry, covering MAFSI Regions 20 and 25 (Mountain and Northwest regions respectively). ITW representation kicks off in the Pacific Northwest region on March 1st and in the Mountain states on April 1st.

ITW Food Equipment Group is recognized worldwide for its comprehensive range of premium brands catering to the core needs of commercial kitchens. With a legacy spanning over a century, the group supports culinary professionals who are passionate about creating exceptional food. The portfolio includes respected brands such as Hobart, Traulsen, Baxter, Vulcan, Wolf, Berkel, Centerline, Gaylord, and Ibex. ITW prioritizes customer-driven innovation, with more than 1,000 staff members having achieved at least one invention. As an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for an impressive 16 years, ITW Food Equipment Group is also committed to energy efficiency and sustainability, aligning with Ignite’s values of promoting eco-friendly foodservice solutions.

The partnership with ITW will enable Ignite to offer an expanded suite of products, covering everything from food preparation and refrigeration to cooking, baking, ventilation, weighing, wrapping, dishwashing, and waste disposal.

The National Restaurant Association has consistently recognized ITW with Kitchen Innovation Awards for its equipment solutions. Hobart’s CL Rack Conveyor Dishmachine was just named a 2024 KI Award winner, and the LXnR, the only two-level undercounter rack design that is NSF certified, was a winner in 2023. The IBEX Oven, which combines solid-state radio frequency (RF) technology with convection heating to deliver fast results and high food quality, was a 2022 recipient.

Carl Kisner, President and CEO of Ignite Foodservice Solutions, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “ITW Food Equipment Group is a company that not only aligns with our core values but also complements our mission to deliver top-notch foodservice solutions. Together, we are set to revolutionize commercial kitchens, enhancing operational efficiency and sustainability while supporting culinary professionals in their pursuit of creating great food.”

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