The first Valentine fryers were introduced to the UK market by Mr Tilley and Mr
Adams. When visiting an overseas trade exhibition being held in Basel, Switzerland
Mr Tilley noticed that a Swiss company called Valentine Fabrique SA were exhibiting
their range of “table top” electric fryers.
Mr Tilley spotted a niche in the UK market for this type of product and Valentine
Equipment Limited was officially registered for business in 1956.That foresight was
correct and the business flourished as the fryers proved to be very popular with the
UK market. The Original UK office and distribution centre were based at Kings Road
In the late 50’s, as the UK market expanded, a range of larger floor standing models
were developed. These pioneering free-standing models had white enamel casings
and a unique oval shape to the fry pans. A number of these fryers are still working
today in businesses up and down the country.
As the company expanded it required more space and in the late 1960’s moved
to larger premises in Trafford Road, Reading, this remains as the headquarters of
Valentine Equipment today.
The partnership that was formed with Valentine Fabrique has now lasted for over 55
years. During that time the business and relationship with the Swiss has gone from
strength to strength.
During this time there has been continued innovation, research and development by
Valentine in Switzerland and Valentine Equipment in the UK. This in turn has led to
the many features which are standard on the latest range of equipment.
The Valentine brand is recognised globally and is used by all sectors of the
hospitality and food service markets.
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