Partnership Expands Nella’s Footprint to Western Canada

Toronto-based Nella Cutlery & Food Equipment has acquired 50 percent of Brugman Commercial Kitchens Inc., effective Sept. 1. Nella will continue to operate under the same name while Brugman will become Brugman Food Equipment, part of Nella Group Inc.

Nella, which was founded in 1952, has long provided supplies and services to hotels, bars, and restaurants in Ontario and Eastern Canada, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America. By adding Brugman’s expertise in the Western Canadian market, Nella will be able to distribute foodservice equipment across Canada.

“Mark [Nella] and I are both eager to combine our resources with the Brugman team and use the synergies that our respective companies have created by this partnership,” President Rob Nella said.

Brugman Commercial Kitchens was established in 1982 and specializes in design/build work for care home groups, independent restaurants, and franchise groups in Western Canada. “We are very excited to partner with Nella as it allows us to combine our strengths and help better serve the foodservice industry," said owner Marco Brugman.