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History

Founded in Lincoln over 40 years ago, Lincat has become one of the world’s leading names in commercial catering equipment. Here are a few key milestones in the history of Lincat.


2016

Opus 800 heavy duty cooking equipment and a new generation of FilterFlow automatic water boilers are launched.

2014

Lincat wins the Ventilation & Kitchen Safety category in Catering Insight's Catering Equipment of the Year awards for its innovative SmartVent modular ventilation system.

2012

FriFri manufacturing and marketing relocates from Giga, Italy to Lincat.

2011

Lincat Limited becomes a member company of The Middleby Corporation following Middleby's acquisition of Lincat Group Plc.

2010

Lincat wins the Caterer and Hotelkeeper 'Excellence Award' for its innovative FilterFlow water boiler.

2009

The new generation of Opus Combi Steamers with CareControl is launched.

2008

Lincat launches the innovative "FilterFlow" range of automatic water boilers with built-in filtration.

2007

The new generation of Lynx 400 compact counter top cooking equipment is launched.

2005

Newly redesigned range of Seal countertop food display merchandisers launched.

2004

New generation of Opus Combi Steamers launched, including the world's first SelfCooking Center®.

2003

Lincat voted "Best Supplier of Heavy Equipment" for the fourth time in seven years by members of the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA).

The new generation of Silverlink 600 modular catering equipment is launched.

2002

Lincat voted "Best Supplier of Heavy Equipment" for the third time in six years by members of the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA).

2001

Factory extension completed, enlarging the Whisby Road premises to 100,000 sq. ft. (10,000 sq. m.).

2000

Launch of the "Opus Combi Steamer" range of combination ovens.

1999

The "Opus 700" range of medium-heavy duty prime cooking equipment launched.

1998

Lincat's new premises are formally opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Lincat voted "Best Supplier of Heavy Equipment" for the second year in succession.

1997

Production of Seal Display Products joins Lincat in Lincoln.

Lincat voted "Best Supplier of Heavy Equipment" by members of the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA).

Lincat moves to 70,000sq. ft. (7,000sq. m.) brand new factory at Whisby Road, Lincoln.

1988

Gas powered products added to the "Silverlink" range.

Lincat Limited floated on the London Stock Exchange, as part of Lincat Group Plc.

1984

The "Silverlink" range of modular electric equipment launched, a development from the "Large Bar" range.

1983

The "Lynx" range of countertop electric equipment launched, a development from the "Small Bar" range.

1979

Lincat attends its first overseas exhibition - Internorga, Hamburg.

1971

Lincat Limited formed at Station Road in Lincoln.

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