Foodservice equipment and supplies tech leader aligns with equipment certification leader to expedite new market launches for manufacturers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., and NORTHBROOK, Ill. (Aug. 4, 2020) – AutoQuotes and UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today the two organizations have entered a strategic partnership. The new partnership leverages AQ’s leading technology products and solutions for the foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) industry with UL’s expertise in commercial product testing and safety to expedite new market product launches for FES manufacturers.
The partnership introduces an efficient path for manufacturers to launch UL-certified products into new markets and gain access to AQ’s unparalleled network of more than 22,000 dealers, distributors, and consultants in North America and Europe. Working with UL and AQ, manufacturers will have support on product certification, regulatory changes, compliance through UL, and automatic access to product listings on AQ Listing Pro, the industry’s most comprehensive product database and configure, price, quote (CPQ) software.
“AQ is focused on reducing friction for our customers, and we are excited to collaborate with a partner who shares the same commitment,” said Jim Contardi, CEO of AQ. “Collectively, we can provide manufacturers a faster and effective gateway to take their products to new markets and leverage the power of AQ to sell more, more quickly.”
“Through our collaboration with AQ, we are providing support from certification to spec,” said Todd Denison, UL’s vice president and general manager for Appliances, HVAC and Lighting. “By listing their UL-certified products on AQ, our customers will feel the business impact of AQ’s expansive reach in the FES industry.”
AutoQuotes, LLC is the leading provider of technology solutions and services for the foodservice equipment and supplies industry, including an online platform for quotation and design applications. With offices in Atlanta and Jacksonville in the U.S. and Birmingham in the U.K., the company serves customers throughout the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Europe. AQ is a portfolio company of Luminate Capital Partners. Learn more at www.AQ-FES.com.
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