GIORIK is proud to announce that the Standex Food Service Equipment Group has become the exclusive distributor of its Steambox Combi ovens in North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) and in the United Kingdom. The Standex Food Service Equipment Group is part of Standex International Corporation, a multinational industrial group listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1949. John Abbot, Group Vice President of the Standex Food Service Equipment Group, said: "We are very excited to be partnering with Giorik and to bring their world leading combi oven technology to market." The Standex Food Service Equipment Group enjoys market leadership positions and strong brand recognition in the food service industry. Its well recognized brands include: American Foodserice, APW Wyott, Bakers Pride, BKI, Federal Industries, Master - Bilt, Nor - Lake, Kool Star, Procon and Tri - Star. Furthermore, having Standex been elected to exercise an option to acquire a minority stake as a corporate partner, will enhance our longstanding position as a technology leader in the professional cooking equipment industry. This relationship will enable Giorik to significantly expand its North American and U.K. market presence in the near term, while creating further opportunities for growth over the long term. Giorik and Standex plan to jointly introduce the Steambox combi ovens at the FMI Food Retail Show in Dallas, Texas and at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Illinois from May 5th to 7th. We look forward to working together with this respected enterprise in our mutual effort to pursue new applications and new customers for our expanding portfolio of innovative cooking equipment.