Adande wins Refrigeration Innovation of the Year at 2011 RAC Awards

Adande was the first UK foodservice refrigeration equipment manufacturer ever to be shortlisted four times for the UK’s most prestigious refrigeration industry awards and it scooped a major prize at the 8th annual RAC Cooling Industry Awards.


“Adande technologies are among the most technically innovative in the UK and we are driving change in the key areas of concern for our industry and society in general,” said Adande Chairman Nigel Bell.

“We are especially delighted to have been shortlisted for both ‘Environmental’ awards. Adande Refrigeration founded, by Ian Wood, Adande MD, operates on the very principle of improving the sustainability of commercial refrigeration. We believe the aircell™ technology will bring major energy savings and performance improvements to retail refrigeration, as our insulated drawer technology has done for the catering sector.”

Lowestoft based Adande Refrigeration was shortlisted for:

Environmental Pioneer of the Year

For Adande MD Ian Wood, inventor of the Adande concept and who is also bringing his expertise in energy saving to the retail market.

Refrigeration Product of the Year

For the ‘Munch Buggy’ battery powered vehicle, designed by Cooper8 and incorporating Adande’s low-energy technology.

Refrigeration Innovation of the Year

For the aircell™ retail display cabinet (see left and below), developed jointly by Adande, & Alan Nuttall.

Environmental Collaboration of the Year

Four leaders in their respective fields created a new approach to retail food display; the aircell™ cabinet, developed jointly by Adande, Alan Nuttall, Hawco and ECH Engineering.

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