Ramco’s reuse service sees Catercall scale up green agenda

Ramco, the circular economy specialist, has expanded its reuse initiative with foodservice equipment service provider Catercall Ltd, helping to breathe new life into surplus equipment and reduce waste.

Catercall, a company who provides installation, maintenance, and repair services in commercial kitchens across the UK, has grown its partnership with sustainability specialist, Ramco. Catercall approached Ramco for help finding value in unwanted catering equipment from their client’s kitchen operations and ensuring it’s reused in a new home.

Starting initially with two 135 litre gas kettles from a HMP located in the West Midlands, Ramco arranged for the assets to be collected and transported to their specialist facility, where they were prepared for onward resale to customers and businesses who can give the items a new lease of life.

Following the resale of assets from the HMP site, the partnership expanded to cover other assets, including electronics and IT equipment, from Catercall’s offices and depot in Birmingham as well as another site in Reigate – the home of Catercall’s latest business acquisition, JDS Catering Equipment.

With the reuse initiative growing, the relationship has now facilitated the finding of new homes for an extensive range of assets including wok burners, boiling pans, an array of catering equipment motors and, more recently, office phones, printers and hard drives - the latest assets to be collected from Catercall in January 2022.

As well as the environmental benefits relating to reducing waste, Ramco’s sustainable reuse service enables Catercall to cut disposal costs whilst generating a welcome financial return from the sale of equipment that can be reinvested within the organisation. 

Richard Jeffryes, Catercall’s Operations Manager, said: “We hadn’t realised that a service like Ramco’s exists, but with our volumes of surplus equipment increasing – both internally and at our clients’ sites – we knew we had to find a sustainable disposal solution.

“This relationship enables our unwanted equipment to be given a second life, helping to reduce waste and generating a financial return for the business. Ramco has helped us to rethink our approach to disposal and reuse, and we are pleased with the results so far.”

Ramco’s Business Development Manager, Teddy Townsend, commented: “We’re delighted to have seen our reuse initiative with Catercall expand over the last year, helping to support their ambitions towards waste prevention and sustainability.

“Through our disposal approach, we breathe new life into surplus equipment, promoting a circular economy and preventing items from being needlessly scrapped or sent to landfill.

“We’re looking forward to developing the relationship with Catercall further this year and excited to see what more items we can find a new home for.”

Ramco has been helping organisations like Mitchells & Butlers, Centrica & BaxterStorey to find value in their surplus assets for 26 years. Find out more at www.ramco.co.uk