Food-Service in Focus
AICHINGER and HoGaKa Profi establish strategic cooperation
AICHINGER GmbH, Wendelstein, and HoGaKa Profi GmbH, Ulm, will work strategically together in the future. Both companies have agreed that as of January 1, 2021, AICHINGER Service GmbH will be integrated into HoGaKa Profi GmbH and that employees and orders from deliveries and services of AICHINGER Profi Kitchens division will be taken over by HoGaKa Profi. In total about 40 AICHINGER employees will have a new employer with HoGaKa Profi. In return, AICHINGER GmbH will receive services and deliveries from HoGaKa Profi for projects. “We are very happy that this cooperation allows us to flank our path with a clear focus on our core competencies”, says Dr. Oliver Blank, Managing Director of AICHINGER GmbH. “The cooperation brings benefits to both companies and to our customers”, Thomas Eifert and Uwe Schein, Managing Directors of HoGaKa Profi GmbH, are convinced.
AICHINGER sharpens its strategic focus under the vision “The Best for Fresh Food on Stage”. This takeover of the division professional kitchens and AICHINGER Service GmbH, which specializes in this target group, by HoGaKa Profi GmbH brings great advantages for both partners. AICHINGER focuses on fresh food shopfitting in the core target groups of food retail and fresh food trade. AICHINGER concentrates on the two central core competences: Development and production of innovative products (counters and self-service presentation modules for chilled and hot products) and the project business with concept planning, store design and project realization. HoGaKa Profi takes a big step on its growth course and becomes one of the leading players for large scale catering projects and tabletop throughout Germany.
The strategic alliance enables AICHINGER and HoGaKa Profi to offer complete solutions for gastronomic businesses in kitchen and dining areas. The services are complemented by lighting solutions from we-shoplight and digital solutions from digital signage to energy management and process control from Shop-IQ. Both partners see themselves well prepared for the future: “Food service and food retail will merge more strongly in new hybrid forms. Together with our partner HoGaKa Profi, we are bringing our gastronomic expertise to this task – analogue and digital,” explains Dr. Oliver Blank. “AICHINGER Profiküchen and AICHINGER Service ideally complement the kitchen project planning department at HoGaKa Profi. This means that we will be very well positioned in Bavaria and throughout Germany in the future, in addition to the southwest”, emphasizes Uwe Schein. AICHINGER Profiküchen recently fitted one of the future-oriented concepts for staff catering, the Bavaria Tower leonardi in Munich, with kitchen and serving technology. “AICHINGER‘s strong position in the target groups food retail and fresh food trade also gives us access to the fast-growing markets,” added the Managing Directors of HoGaKa Profi GmbH.