Europe’s Largest Rice Cooker: Sushi Maker Invests £1m

The sushi company Ichiban UK based in Stowmarket has invested in Europe’s largest rice cooker with the aid of a £1 million funding package from Lloyds Bank.

The commercial rice cooker will enable the business to cook the rice needed for its sushi more quickly, efficiently, and sustainably – up to 300 kilograms of rice every hour.

“We’ve enjoyed substantial growth in recent years as more and more people have discovered the appeal of eating sushi. But to maintain this trajectory – and increase our capacity for further expansion – we needed to invest in new larger scale and more efficient cooking equipment”; said Andrew Wilkinson, Ichiban managing director.

Ichiban was founded in 2005 and produces 500,000+ packs of sushi per week. They work with many UK retailers and supermarkets, including Tesco, Boots, and Aldi

Lloyds Banking Group ambassador Matt Hubbard mentioned that he was so delighted to see the new rice cooker being installed and now running. He also added that Ichiban has a strong reputation for quality and service that really resonates with its customers.

At the Stowmarket site, the business currently employs more than 450 people and reports an annual turnover of £32m.

News Credits: Sushi maker invests £1m in Europe’s ‘largest’ rice cooker

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