Carillion comment: CESA moves to protect members

15 January 2017: “The liquidation of Carillion plc could have a huge impact on the foodservice equipment community,” Glenn Roberts, CESA chair, said today.   “CESA will be lobbying government and, at the earliest opportunity, we will discuss the matter with the administrator in order to try to minimise the negative effects on the supply chain.

“Given the number of high profile projects that are at various stages of completion, the operational issues relating to existing contracts, and the equipment service agreements, it is vital that the interests of CESA members are protected. They find themselves involved in this situation through no fault of their own, and it will be unfair if their businesses and employees are adversely affected as a result.

“It could be seen that an overwhelming drive to reduce costs to an unsustainable level has had serious consequences. Many in the foodservice equipment supply chain have seen first-hand that there has been little regard has to energy efficiency and lifecycle costs when specifying or purchasing equipment.

“We are tracking developments very closely.”