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The Manor Concepts factory in Sandy, Bedfordshire

UK: Italian retail refrigeration equipment manufacturer Arneg has acquired a 100% stake in Bedfordshire-based Manor Concepts Ltd.

Manor Concepts has been trading in Sandy for over 18 years, servicing the major supermarkets with a specialist cabinet refurbishment service. For the last 12 years, it has been developing and marketing its own range of retail display cabinets.

Since its inception, Manor has invested strongly in manufacturing and finishing equipment. It has built a significant production facility across two sites where all the company’s products are made in-house.

To support this, the company invested in an advanced cabinet development and testing facility. In 2014 a second state-of-the-art test laboratory was installed, providing Manor Concepts with the capability to test to ECA standards in both R404A and CO2 on site.

Manor Concepts has been rapidly expanding in recent years, becoming a leader in both the design and development of retail display refrigeration. The company recently established two operating divisions, Manor Refrigerated Cabinets and Coolsuredoors. The Manor Refrigerated Cabinets division designs and produces a range of retail display cabinets for the leading supermarket chains. The Coolsuredoors business provides a range of cabinet door solutions that can be fitted on both new and existing retail display cabinets.

Recognised as one of the leading companies in retail refrigeration, Arneg operates 20 factories and 11 commercial offices in 25 different countries around the globe.

It is envisaged that the manufacturing capabilities at Manor will be able to support the existing Arneg dealer network giving them access to a local production and development facility.

The existing team at Manor Concepts will remain in place to manage the day to day business in the UK.

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The management teams of Arneg and Manor Concepts celebrate the completion of the deal