The Catering Insight Supplier of the Year: Heavy Equipment Award rewards those suppliers and manufacturers who have created the most innovative heavy duty appliance for sale through the distributor channel over the past year.
And this year, after a very closely-fought contest, with just over 5% separating the top three, distributors decided the winner should be Precision Refrigeration, as it has turned the aesthetics of refrigeration design on its head with the launch of its Retro cabinet, a modern, high performance refrigerator with striking vintage style exterior suitable for front and back of house. Customisation options are available to meet the requirements of each location, including glass doors, and it can be painted any colour with a RAL number.
Precision also hosted its first partner training day this year and increased its support to Cedabond and ENSE.
As MD Nick Williams collected the trophy, he commented: “It’s an honour to receive the award. It’s voted for by the dealers so it’s very important to us and it’s a very nice thing to have.”
Later he added: “I’m absolutely thrilled that we won. The whole Retro concept is bang on trend, but even so developing it was challenging and something that looks this unusual is always going to be a bit of a risk for the manufacturer. In the event, it’s really got the market buzzing and this award is a great piece of icing on the cake.”