Hobart champions distributor innovation at CI Awards

Warewashing equipment manufacturer Hobart is the latest big name from the industry to add its weight to the inaugural Catering Insight Awards.

The company, famed for its Profi, Premax and Ecomax machines, will be the exclusive sponsor of the ‘Distributor of the Year – South of England’ category, which will see suppliers vote on the southern-based catering equipment distributor of the year.

The category is one of 14 that form the awards, which will culminate in a prestigious industry event and presentation ceremony on 9 December in London.

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David Riley, managing director, warewashing, at Hobart UK, said the company was delighted to be part of the awards.

“The dealer/distributor relationship is absolutely vital and we believe these awards are a true celebration of the catering equipment fraternity as a whole. We’re delighted, therefore, to be playing such a key role in the inaugural Catering Insight awards.”

Hobart continues to invest in growing its warewashing portfolio and recently unveiled a range of machines developed with its distributor partners in mind.

The new five-strong Ecomax Plus range (a compact glasswasher, glasswasher/undercounter, hood-type and rack conveyor) offers distributors clearer lines of range differentiation and a more coherent selling story, when allied to Hobart’s existing line up.

“Hobart prides itself on being the world leader in warewashing development and offers its customers the most technologically advanced dishwashing and utensil washing products available today,” continues Riley. “From the lowest water and energy consumption, to state-of-the-art drain heat recovery and heat pump systems, operators using Hobart warewashers can fulfill their own sustainability ambitions and make business-changing savings on utilities.”

Riley added that Hobart remains committed to “pushing the boundaries” of technology, through tireless R&D in order to further reduce energy consumption and provide a product and service that goes far beyond the capabilities of ordinary warewashers.

The full list of awards categories includes:

Supplier awards

Sustainability
Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Hotelympia
Business Development

Distributor awards

Distributor of the Year – North of England
Distributor of the Year – South of England, sponsored by Hobart
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Falcon Foodservice Equipment
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by the First Choice Group
Emerging Distributor of the Year (applicable to any distributor under 5 years old) , sponsored by Jestic
Online Reseller of the Year

Headline honours

Lifetime Achievement Award
Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational

More information about sponsors, nomination and tickets for the event will be released soon.

For further details about commercial and sponsorship opportunities please contact anne-marie.judge@itppromedia.com.

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