Convenience is a byword for the 21st century. We constantly seek easier and faster ways of doing things, especially in the field of food and beverages. An increasing number of consumers have no time or desire to cook from scratch, and ready-meals and other convenience foods are more popular than ever. For companies involved in their production, this trend offers huge potential for the future, not only for the food manufacturers themselves, but also for their ingredients and equipment suppliers. Pierre Guerin SAS, a manufacturer of stainless steel vessels and process lines, which opened its new subsidiary on 1 July 2017 in Germany, is one company looking to benefit.