The first Valentine fryers were introduced to the UK market in 1956 with a range of “table top” electric fryers and then as the range developed a range of larger floor standing models were developed. These pioneering free-standing models had white enamel casings
and a unique oval shape to the fry pans. A number of these fryers are still working today in businesses up and down the country.

As the company expanded it required more space and in the late 1960’s moved to larger premises in Trafford Road, Reading, this remains as the headquarters of Valentine Equipment today.

During this time there has been continued innovation, research and development by Valentine in Switzerland and Valentine Equipment in the UK. This in turn has led to the many features which are standard on the latest range of equipment.

The Valentine brand is recognized globally and is used by all sectors of the hospitality and food service markets.