Adande’s best-selling drawer refrigeration unit, the innovative Adande Unitary Range Mark II, has clinched the top industry prize for commercial foodservice refrigeration manufacturers.
The RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2012 were attended by over 620 professionals in the refrigeration and cooling sector. Held at the London Hilton, the awards recognise manufacturing excellence and innovation across the sector. Refrigeration Product of the Year is organised by the refrigeration industry’s leading publication, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning magazine.
Beating other foodservice refrigeration makers, Adande was able to demonstrate that its unique Unitary Range Mark II drawer-based refrigeration units significantly outperform traditional commercial-specification chilled and frozen refrigeration cabinets in terms of sustainability and the environment. Independent side-by-side tests undertaken by Griffith Laboratories suggest operators could potentially reduce food waste by as much as 25% -- a huge saving in terms of money and the planet!
Adande’s Unitary Range Mark II incorporates a modified airflow pattern and hydrocarbon refrigerant, improving efficiency by another 19% energy saving over the Mark1 model, which had previously demonstrated energy savings up to 66% over conventional refrigeration.
The award tops an amazing year for Adande in terms of awards. Exactly a year ago, Adande won Refrigeration Innovation of the Year at the 2011 RAC awards for its air cell™ retail display cabinet.
In February, Adande’s Compact refrigeration unit won ‘Best new catering equipment innovation’ at Gulfood 2012.
And in May 2012, Adande was voted ‘BEST SUSTAINABLE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER 2012’ in the 2012 Footprint Awards, the first awards programme dedicated to recognising ‘contribution to sustainability and environmental excellence’ in the Foodservice Industry. Again, Adande had beaten major foodservice manufacturers to scoop the premier ‘green’ award for the industry.
Says Adande Chairman Nigel Bell: “Adande technology is fundamentally different from conventional refrigeration technologies and it was very rewarding to see that the judges recognised our sustainability credentials. The fact that we could prove – using the independently produced Griffith Report – that Adande could potentially reduce food waste by as much as 25% was exactly the hard evidence of true sustainability the judges were looking for.”