Utensa has been awarded the first licence in Europe to manufacture coil-coated bakeware under the Whitford Quality Cooperative Program.
The QCP is designed to help maintain the highest quality in the application of coatings at a time, says Utensa, when quality is becoming harder to control as manufacturing and marketing responsibilities are often separated.
The QCP means that all products manufactured using Whitford coatings either meet or surpass stringent checks, in which the quality of production is verified by sending samples to Whitford on a prescribed basis to undergo specific tests.
British bakeware manufacturer Utensa was formed in 2009 from the amalgamation of Bennett’s and Dunnetts, and is now focusing on making bakeware such as roasting tins and baking trays in non-stick, traditional tinplate and enamel from its Birmingham factory.
The picture shows, from left, Utensa sales manager Jerry Griffiths and director Robin Clark with Whitford’s Kurt Mecray and Chris Pehoviak at the presentation of the QCP certificate at last month’s Ambiente show in Frankfurt.