By Bakers Journal
Welbilt, Inc. announced its worldwide licensing partnership with Apex Supply Chain Technologies to manufacture and distribute a line of food order pickup lockers under the company’s Merco® brand.
The move brings together two leaders in the foodservice industry and broadens the Flow-Thru line that Merco can offer restaurant operators around the world in a rapidly changing market. The food order pickup solution can be integrated into a restaurant’s existing digital ecosystem, providing deeper data and analytics to improve planning and efficiency.
Apex self-serve order pickup solutions have helped make food pickup contactless and convenient for restaurants and their customers. The Apex Cloud platform handles millions of transactions daily, while offering data insights to help restaurants operate more efficiently across multiple locations.
Bill Johnson, Welbilt’s president and CEO, commented in a press release: “Partnering with Apex gives us new ways to respond to changing demands brought on by the long-term trends towards takeout and delivery, which have accelerated during the pandemic.”
Mike Wills, Apex CEO, said in the same statement: “This partnership combines our expertise in self-serve automation with Merco’s deep understanding of the industry. We will be able to offer innovative products to a broader global market by leveraging Merco’s industry leading, global distribution network. Our companies’ dedication to providing the best solutions to the industry comes at a time when restaurant operators require innovative ways to safely deliver product without sacrificing quality.”
More details on the partnership, along with product details, will be available on both Merco and Apex websites in due course.