In 2015, Ardent Engineering acquired the rights to the Vectair Oven from Interbake. The Vectair Oven was first established and manufactured by Thomas Collins & Co. (Bristol) Ltd in the 1950’s. The Thomas Collins company was later acquired in the 1980’s by another Bristol company, Hi-Tech Bakery Equipment whom later re-established as Independent Bakery Equipment (IBE), before selling the rights to Interbake in 2009.