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AGA Foodservice

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2001 After the rest of the business was sold, the remainder of the Glynwed company was renamed AGA Foodservice Ltd. As well as making AGA Cookers and Rayburn cookers[1], the company made three-quarters of its profits from products such as fridges and bakeries[2]

2001 Acquired an American maker of baking equipment[3]

Selling about 8000 AGAs and 4000 Rayburns each year

Acquired Fired Earth shops, and Elgin and Hall, maker of luxury fireplaces; expanded number of sales outlets in Europe and USA[4]

2003 Rangemaster cookers were part of the product range[5]

2005 The entry-level Rangemaster cookers were made on the site of the old Flavel factory in Leamington Spa; next more expensive were Falcon, then Rayburn and AGA was top of the range. Acquired French manufacturer of La Cornue cookers which were even more expensive[6]

2007 Announced plans to sell the foodservice division (including Eloma combi-ovens and Amana microwave ovens for the commercial food trade) to concentrate on high-end domestic products[7]

2015 Sold the Coalbrookdale foundry

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 15, 2001
  2. The Times, March 28, 2001
  3. The Times, December 28, 2001
  4. The Times June 11, 2002
  5. The Times November 22, 2003
  6. The Times February 21, 2005
  7. The Times, July 07, 2007