Summer Holidays in Italy

Dear all,

The annual Summer Holidays is here again!

Summer Holidays in Italy

Please be informed that all Italian manufacturers will be closed for the month-long Summer Holidays in August. Order closing deadline is 5 July 2013 (Friday). In order to guarantee stocks arrival between mid August and end October, kindly put in your orders by this Friday.

To check if an equipment is available in stock or on indent basis, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 67490010.

Thank you!

PIC Scheme Enhancements Beneficial for F&Bs

In Budget 2013, the Government announced several enhancements to the Productivity and Innovation Credit scheme that are excellent news for F&B operators. This is the best time to acquire commercial kitchen equipment!

See how the following changes can help you:


  • Automated kitchen equipment for the purpose of food processing, food preparation or for food and beverage-related operations will qualify for PIC from YA2013. This means a wider range of food equipment can now be claimed for without having to wait 2-months for the lengthy approval.

Commercial Kitchen Equipment for PIC Claims

The Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme was introduced during the Singapore Budget 2010 to allow businesses to claim 400% tax deduction or 60% cash payout for investments in innovation and productivity improvements. The PIC is available only for five Years of Assessment (YA) from YA 2011 to YA 2015.

The PIC scheme can be helpful to F&B owners who are considering purchasing commercial kitchen equipment to automate or improve productivity in the kitchen and service aspects.

For example, if you purchase an ATA undercounter automatic dishwasher (AF55) from us at S$3,390 before GST, you will be entitled to:


1) 60% cash payout of S$3,390 at the end of the financial year. From 2013 onwards, cash payouts can be claimed on a quarterly basis, so you do not have to wait too long to get your cash claims. That makes your investment to own the Italian-made equipment at only S$1,356 + 7% GST!


2) 400% tax deduction of S$3,390 at the end of the financial year. That means a tax deduction of S$13,560.

Take this opportunity to invest in automatic equipment, including automatic slicers, automatic vegetable processors, dishwashers and so on. Call us to discuss your equipment needs and we will advise you accordingly!



Vegetable Processor (aka Food Processor)

One of the most popular food service kitchen equipment or food preparation machines in commercial kitchens is the vegetable processor. Some call it a food processor as well, although we more commonly refer to a food processor as a bowl cutter. Vegetable processors are excellent for:

  • Dicing
  • Slicing
  • Julienne cutting
  • Grating

SIRMAN manufactures a sturdy vegetable processor (TM INOX) that allows you to choose from 21 different discs. Whether you are looking to slice tomatoes, julienne potato strips, dice cucumbers or even grate almonds, you can do it with just one machine plus your choice of blades.

SIRMAN Vegetable Processor

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