Company Lotus cookers

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For small and large numbers, for the typical cramped kitchen of the historic centers and large kitchens organized large-scale, Lotus spa can count on two great strengths: the articulation, designed for every range keeping in mind the different compatible dimensions and the design, for range of models that can be perfectly integrated and coordinated with each other whilst maintaining the harmony and the functionality/performance of the service.

With the 6 base depth available - 50/55/60/65/70/90 - LOTUS spa combines an infinite variety of solutions and allows to create new original depth at any time: 110/120/130/140/150/180. Lotus offers everything you need for standard in-line, wall, cantilever, bridge or island and eventually particular built-in solutions: FreeLotus and FreeBlock. Last but not least, Lotus offers specific solutions for the nautical world with the assurance of reliability, performance and attractive appearance.

LOTUS spa designs and verify dimensions, measures, different powers, new or additional equipment, such as salamanders, grills, lava rock, ceramic floors, pans, as well as technological innovations such as the induction, the wok, the sousvide/vacuum cooking and the softcooker which improve the functionality of a kitchen and respond flexibly to new needs of traditional, multi-ethnic and international levels.

Modularity and easy compatibilitysecurity and freedom of assembly, availability of accessories to support, are the requirements of the wide range of distinctive lines and models LOTUS spa, style is unmistakably "made in Italy" which guarantees to work in an environment more pleasant, efficient and efficient.

TRUE TO IMPROVEMENT

LOTUS, which started out in 1985 as an artisans enterprise, had what it took to build and consolidate its business following efficient and well organised industrial lines, perfecting its internal organisation and obtaining ISO 9002 certification as early as 1996 and ISO 9001 immediately after, in 1998. This growth and development also affected the products: from a company specialising exclusively in the manufacturing of snack equipment, LOTUS went on to successfully manufacture other product lines: from the professional lines ‘70’ and ‘90’ up to the new cooking systems, which can meet and address the different needs.

Its product range, including cookers and fryers, ovens and toasters, pasta 
cookers and frankfurter cookers, chilled base elements and salamanders, is designed to be incorporated and integrated into cooking systems capable of dealing with the most diverse of requirements.

All LOTUS products are CE approved and guarantee compliance with the best safety requirements, making for total reliability, easy care and cleaning. LOTUS products are also used in the hospital sector, a further guarantee of the quality of its products.

For LOTUS, quality is a highly qualifying feature of its ongoing organisational and managerial improvement process. LOTUS believes that its achievements thus far are merely an incitement to give customers even more. To this end, in order tocomply with international standards and directives, the equipment comes with ETL (Safety + Sanitation, Canada and USA)AGA (Australia) and GOST (Russia) certifications. Furthermore, the fryers in the LotusMarine line comply with SOLASrequirements.

VALUABLE MADE IN ITALY

Owing to its ongoing commitment to development, LOTUS has demonstrated that it has the potential and the ability to accommodate concretely and completely the needs of the large-scale catering sector and cooking centres for communities requiring the production of significant numbers of dishes.

LOTUS is now the benchmark for all catering professionals in search of innovative solutions in terms of technology and construction, with a view to optimising and reducing consumption levels, and for planners, architects, designers, interior decorators that like to suggest and design singular layouts featuring an accurate, tailor-made, high performance design. Moreover, worth mentioning is the extreme versatility, afforded by the countless combinations of product lines and all our perfectly integrating products, that widens the possibilities of creating the kitchens of the future: in full view, attractive and for everyday use, practical and ergonomic, marked by perfectly co-ordinated styling and functional like no other but LOTUS can guarantee, thanks also to its manufacturing performed entirely in Italy.

Thanks to its new product line, FreeLotus©, Lotus expands its scope of response to the new demands for professional built-in cooking lines, which can be fitted in enbloc solutions for those in search of an important, efficient and reliable cooker, the ideal choice also for those who want to add a touch of true professionalism in the kitchen of their apartment or house.

LOTUS guarantees an easy and deductive offer system by using a clear method of description of the offer for every single unit. This has been made possible by the fact that the company plans and designs directly the interior layout and has a direct experience of many tailor made interventions, which have already been realized and installed.

Last but not least, it should be considered that the whole production is made in Italy and precisely in its own factory with prompt delivery.

History

AN EVOLVING BUSINESS

LOTUS spa was set up in Zoppè di San Vendemiano (near/ in the province of Treviso and only 40 km far from Venice) in 1985 and started out by manufacturing cooking systems for small catering settings. Its products stand out for /are immediately recognized by their utter functionality and compact size. Subsequently, LOTUS extended its production also to “professional 65, 70 and 90cm depth" lines, but also to single units devising cooking systems for all kitchen settings, including taverns, cafes, restaurants, hotels and cooking centres /canteens.

Over the years, LOTUS broadened the range of products on offer arriving at planning, producing and allocating cooking systems for all catering and restaurant settings. This development, intended for customers of all sizes, or business which grow and need to add to their existing cooking line efficiently and smoothly, has led LOTUS to consolidate its market share, where it has always stood out for its dynamic approach and innovative ability.

Today, LOTUS spa has an establishment of more than 8,000 square metres, and it is capable of successfully supplying and catering to the needs of over 2,000 customers distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world, from Scandinavia to Eastern Europe, Arab Countries, North Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.

Development

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DEPARTMENTAL CO-ORDINATION
The harmonious integration of the departments is part of the success of the company: design, production, quality check, administrative and after sales departments operate altogether to reach the same objective: the excellence. This guarantees an integrated working flexibility as far as the share of responsibilities is concerned. And this is what has made it possible to guarantee the degree of flexibility thanks to which LOTUS can offer its customers such a wide range that is truly unrivalled: 6 series of cooking lines and many other lines of equipment, each intended for the fast food, snack bar and large-scale catering sectors.

Planning, Designing and Programming
Skill and technology epitomise the path taken by LOTUS products throughout the manufacturing process. Starting with the initial stages, such as the study of expectations in research, prototyping, planning, designing, testing and production programming. Through accurate product planning and designing, professional and styling requirements are translated into current concepts: ergonomic and functional solutions, with the distinguishing traits of solid design. Lotus planning allows to manage times and methods, to coordinate the flows of materials and components and to organize well articulated processes that, through the examination of the expectations pointed out by the ongoing research and the understanding of the customers’ needs, build up a virtuous system that involves all the stages of the production, including the design, the prototyping and the trial. As a consequence, this system ensure a high level of quality to the LOTUS finished product.

Production and Assembly

The accurate choice of materials and components is at the basis of the production process: LOTUS mostly manufactures using AISI 304 stainless steel, with a scotch brite satin finish. Expertise and technology accompany each Lotus model in every stage of the production. In fact the company looks after all the aspects, including design, engineering, ergonomics and reliability.
The first stage of the processing cycle is the cutting of the metal sheets that are then accurately trimmed. The central production stage is bending, which is performed using the most advanced numerically controlled machines to maintain high precision standards. The most delicate operations, like certain types of welding, are always performed by specialised engineers, assisted by robotised systems, and a leak test performed using a Wood's lamp. Their accurate execution is in fact a guarantee of leak tightness, durability and reliability of LOTUS products. Once parts and components are realized, they are sent to the assembly department and finally put together. Only after having passed the final tests and the inspection, the products are packed and finally prepared for the shipment.

All under control
Programming and organisation are the reasons behind the success of LOTUS on the world market. Today, in fact, over 50% of its products are shipped abroad. Such results are the outcome of an ongoing improvement process that involves both the management and the staff in order to guarantee to the customers worldwide an effective pre- and after-sales service. On one hand, the pre-sales service identifies a tailor made project based on the needs of the customer. On the other hand, instead, the after-sales service is organized to supply spare parts as quickly as possible. All this to ensure the technical and technological quality that is the concrete essence of the LOTUS product of today and the future.

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