May 24, 2018
KCL Launches Rep Connect in Partnership with MAFSI
We’re pleased to announce our new Rep Connect feature in partnership with MAFSI, the Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. This useful feature shows the contact information for your local rep whenever you view a piece of equipment in KCL. It’s especially helpful for food facilities planners and consultants, including designers, architects, planners, and restaurant owners.
A product rep is a useful resource when it’s time to spec or buy restaurant and other foodservice equipment.
How Rep Connect Works
Simply search a product line on any KCL platform- Desktop, Web, or Mobile- and the relevant MAFSI rep’s name and contact information appear alongside the product information. Rep Connect defaults to the address where the KCL user is registered, but can be changed based on project location or preferred worksite.
Find your rep’s company name, phone number, and location without having to interrupt your design flow.
Just click and connect to the rep’s website. From there, you can learn more about the product or servicing and build a supportive relationship with the manufacturer’s rep.
MAFSI Reps add tremendous value due to their deep product knowledge.
Reps are an excellent resource for product knowledge. They’re happy to answer your questions and brainstorm solutions to planning and equipment problems at any point in the design process.
Chris Jeens, MAFSI president and partner at WD Colledge, believes that “knowing the manufacturers’ representatives for the brands you specify is an essential component of successful projects. You can count on MAFSI reps for expertise and advice as you make the right equipment selections for your clients.”
For Jeens, knowing that MAFSI reps are easy to reach is just part of the equation. “Ask us questions when you have them!” he urges.
Joe Ferri, chief operating officer of Pecinka-Ferri and former president of MAFSI, worked with KCL to bring Rep Connect to life. “Reps enjoy being identified by the brands that we’re associated with. Rep Connect helps us capitalize on our reputations to assist in the equipment selection process,” he said, echoing Jeens’ eagerness to engage with consultants and designers.
“We’ve created a tool that’s a win for all parties involved,” said Kevin Kochman, owner of KCL. Rep Connect is just one of KCL’s many useful features. “We’re always working to add value to our end-users and our manufacturing partners.”