Adande wins refrigeration product of the year award

L-r: Neil Afram, MD, Space Air Conditioning; Dr Catarina Marques, engineering manager, Adande; Karl Hodgson, sales director, Adande.

Adande’s Matchbox refrigerated drawer system was the winner of the ‘Refrigeration Product of the Year’ category at the 2016 National ACR Awards.

The presentation of the award was made at a gala dinner held at the Town Hall, Birmingham, on 28 January 2016.

The Adande Matchbox operates on hydrocarbon R600a refrigerant, which is a non-toxic chemical compound, demonstrating negligible ozone depletion characteristics and a very low global warming potential.

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Adande models operating on the hydrocarbon refrigerant are available at no additional capital cost. The system also features drawers which may be opened from either side of the unit, providing simultaneous access to food stored in the drawers, for increased operational efficiency.

The judging panel agreed that the new Matchbox models combine environmental sensitivity, energy efficiency, ergonomics, operational productivity, reduced food waste, cold storage flexibility, extended fridge life, reduced maintenance and sustainability.

The award was received by Adande’s sales director, Karl Hodgson, and engineering manager (foodservice), Dr Catarina Marques. Hodgson stated: “The judging panel’s decision is testament to the energy saving and sustainability credentials of our Matchbox refrigeration system.

“We have won an award in a particularly strong category, coming out on top against a number of worthy entries. The product has now received high profile awards in the UK, Europe and the Far East.”

The winning entry represents the second consecutive year in which Adande has achieved success at the National ACR Awards, with MD, Ian Wood, having received the accolade of 2015 Environmental Champion.

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