Contacto Ltd. is an active member of CESA, the "Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association" which is recognised as the largest and most influential membership association in the UK for companies involved in the manufacture, import/export, distribution, installation & servicing of commercial catering equipment & ancillary services, utensils & tableware suppliers, supplying all the main foodservice & hospitality sectors. Its membership represents well over 180 of the industry’s best known companies, from small, independent firms to global players, whose common link is an aim to serve the hospitality industry in the most dynamic and responsible way. As all members must adhere to the CESA Code of practice, buying equipment and services from a CESA member gives customers the reassurance that they will receive the highest quality of products, professional advice & service. CESA also provide detailed buying guides for all types of professional foodservice equipment including cookware and cutlery.
As part of BEAMA, CESA enjoys contact and representation at the highest level with Government, the BSI, BEIS and many other influential bodies. Liaison with FCSI, CEDA, the BHA and other leading associations and CESA's membership of EFCEM – The European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers - ensures strong, Europe-wide intelligence and links. CESA is the chair of the EFCEM Technical Committee. Through the work of its Technical Committee, CESA is at the heart of the European equipment standards drafting process.