with KFC

Since 1969

with KFC

Since 1969
Collectramatic Pressure and Open Fryers


Winston Industries

Winston Industries’ involvement with KFC began in 1967. Winston Shelton was part owner of Engineering Prototype Services. He did engineering work there while continuing his full-time job as a development engineer for General Electric. Kentucky Fried Chicken hired his company to make temperature measurements on chicken being fried in their home canners (known as pots). As he worked on the KFC project, Winston became intrigued by the problems faced by KFC in their kitchens. It was the beginning of Collectramatic® fryers.

CVap® Flip-Door Holding Cabinet

The CVap Flip-Door Holding Cabinet is the latest addition to Winston’s CVap holding line. We’ve made several improvements to perfect it. Factory pre-set controls are plug-and-play simple.

flipdoor holding cabinet
collectramatic fryers cook the best chicken
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5 reasons to outfit your kitchen with the Collectramatic® fryer, just like the Colonel.


More productivity for less money. 18-head platform cooks more chicken than the other guy's 16-head, and you keep your $4,000.


Flexibility of size and footprint. Use 1, 2, or 3 fryers as demand dictates. Three fryers, 18-head platform in about the same space as two fryers.

Electrical Efficiency

The electric bill won't make you feel as though the sky is falling.


Workhorse reliability built for a legend. Known for its 25-year life span and low cost of ownership, Collectramatic offers less down time and unmatched reliability.

Shortening Efficiency

The Collectramatic fryer's unique design prevents scortching. More rounds between filterings extend the life of your shortening.

“Collectramatic is our choice of fryers and always has been. They’re simple to maintain and I love the product it produces. I have nothing but great things to say about Collectramatic. I work on them and do maintenance – they are bulletproof when it comes to a frying machine.”

– Rodger Fye, Director of Operations, Kels Foods, Inc.


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AKFCF 2020

The annual AKFCF Show is our opportunity to touch base with our long-time KFC partners. In 2020 we recognized some of our most valued customers, and introduced a few new products.