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Made in Italy professional kitchen equipment

The Firex story: Enhancing tradition through technology

Twenty years ago, Italian chefs were faced with the challenge of preserving their culinary traditions as they moved beyond the bistro to larger catering services. The ability to bring authentic, high-level cuisine to larger markets was a matter of national pride.

A small group of Italian food service experts heard the call, and Firex was born. The team of innovators began to design cooking equipment that could scale high-level cuisine to the industrial kitchen. By automating key elements of the cooking process, Firex was able to increase capacity while giving chefs more control over results than ever before possible.

Food service

Equipment for the collective catering, food service
Restaurants, catering operations, centralized kitchens, hotels, and more: Firex has the right products for your business.

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Food processing

Equipment for the food industry
Firex has a range of products to meet any need from sous-vide cooking to braising.

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Today and beyond: Exploring taste without borders

Over time, Firex has continued to leverage the latest advances in technology to speed cooking times, control temperature, reduce labor, and enhance kitchen safety. In 2019, Firex joined the Middleby Corporation, the world’s leading producer of commercial food service equipment, to ensure our products could reach new markets in commercial food service.

Thanks to this partnership, a growing number of operations around the globe, from centralized kitchens to cafeterias, now rely on Firex products to simplify their operations while taking ensuring a high level of quality and consistency.

Want to know where to find Firex? Check out the map for tradeshow locations and Middleby offices.

Firex in the world

Promoting food culture, one customer at a time

At Firex, we are more than just food equipment innovators; we consider ourselves custodians of a culture of gastronomy. One customer at a time, we are advancing the cause of food traditions across the globe.

We help every customer optimize our products to build a successful kitchen operation. Our sales team has the expertise to match you with the right products and accessories, and our customer service team is always here to support you.


History

  • 1995
    A small group of innovators, each with more than 20 years’ experience in industrial food service, found Firex.
  • 1997
    After two intense years of research and development, Firex takes part in its first international fair.
  • 2000
    Firex launches a new processing department, doubling production.
  • 2004
    Firex obtains the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 certificate.
  • 2005
    The Chamber of Commerce in Italy awards Firex the Marco Polo award for “Significant contribution to the development of trade in the international markets.”
  • 2006
    The 10 million euro threshold has been reached.
  • 2007
    15,000 units installed.
  • 2008
    • The new wing of the west plant dedicated to R&D and sales is inaugurated. 90 countries are supplied.
  • 2009
    Despite the global economic crisis, Firex continues its growth with 40,000 units installed.
  • 2017
    Firex’s Cucimix wins the Innovative Water/Energy Saving Equipment Award at the Asian Catering Equipment (ACE) Awards.
  • 2018
    Firex joins the Middleby Corporation
  • 2019
    3,000 units produced per year.
  • Today
    100 employees, 40,000 units installed
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