Target Company History...

Founded in Gloucester over 30 years ago, Target Catering Equipment has become one of the UK's leading British manufacturers of commercial induction cooking equipment. Here are a few key milestones in the history of Target Catering Equipment.


1985 - Pedrette Engineering founded by Mr David Pedrette ex-merchant navy engineering officer

1988 - Pedrette Engineering became incorporated as Pedrette Engineering Ltd

1990 - Pedrette Engineering Ltd took on first member of staff

1993 - Expansion resulted in a move to a larger premises at Gloucester Docks

1999 - Orders doubled meaning a relocation to the current Bristol Road, Gloucester site and re-branding into Target Catering Equipment

2007 - Recession hit UK businesses hard resulting in a review of the companies manufactured products


2008 - 20 years in business, pioneering works started for specialist induction cooking technology

2009 - The 2nd generation of the Pedrette family joined Target Catering Equipment

2012 - Full range of induction cooking technology light and heavy duty developed

2015 - Target Standard commercial induction products launched

2016 - Target Catering Equipment launched as a Centre of Excellence for sustainable commercial kitchens