Foster snatches silver at manufacturing awards

Foster has just missed out on winning a regional industry manufacturing award for the second year running.

The Kings Lynn-based refrigeration manufacturer finished runner up in last week’s EFF Future Manufacturing Awards for the South East Region in the ‘Environmental Efficiency’ category.

The awards are run by the EEF, the organisation for UK manufacturing companies.

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While Foster was disappointed not to take top spot, it insists its runner-up finish reinforces its credentials as one of the UK’s most environmentally-aware manufacturers.

The company’s efforts to improve its environmental efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, as well as its success at obtaining re-certification for the Carbon Trust Standard, was fully acknowledged by the judging panel.

Steve Denton, Foster’s health, safety and environmental manager, said: “We have a great track record in having our achievements rewarded by the EEF, and to have secured the runner-up position in recognition of our environmental policies in the South East regional award is fantastic.”

The environmental efficiency award is given to the company which has done the most to improve its own environmental performance or reduce its carbon footprint whilst improving operational efficiency.

Foster was pipped to the post by Hertfordshire-based Flurocarbon Company, which is the largest fluoropolymer processor in the UK and designs products to suit applications in a variety of markets, including foodservice.

In last year’s South East awards, Foster won the skills and training category.

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