Libbey Foodservice has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with German manufacturer and distributor of catering products Assheuer + Pott (APS).

Under the agreement, Libbey will add premium serveware and buffetware products to its upscale Artistry Collection of premium tableware brands.

The newly added products include buffet display stands and risers in metal and wood options; melamine serving trays and bowls in various styles such as faux wood, concrete and cast iron.

It will provide more than 300 catering, buffet and tabletop products to customers in the hotel, restaurant and catering industries in the US and Canada.

According to the company, most of the products are stackable and feature interlocking systems for stability. They are interchangeable and can serve multiple purposes.

Libbey US and Canada vice-president and general manager Joe Huhn said: “The hospitality and catering sector of the foodservice industry continues to evolve. The need to stand out and provide exceptional guest experiences is of utmost importance.

“They’ve gone one step further in thoughtfully engineering products that can be configured in virtually endless ways, so operators can get more use out of every piece.

“The hospitality and catering sector of the foodservice industry continues to evolve.”

“We believe APS’s innovative serveware solutions will complement Libbey’s extensive foodservice product assortment and provide a wide range of stylish and functional options for our customers.”

In addition, the company will ship the products in the fourth quarter of this year.

Libbey is also featuring sample products from the new APS serveware and buffetware collection at the ongoing National Restaurant Association Show.