Williams Refrigeration has added two new “top of the range” upright cabinets to its popular Jade range.

The J400U and J500U both feature bottom-mounted refrigeration systems and offer new storage capacities of 410 and 523 litres, respectively.

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Martin Laws, marketing manager at Williams, said: “The Jade is our most popular range of products. The new models mean we can offer a much wider choice of cabinet sizes, allowing customers to choose the model that best fits their kitchen space. The new sizes have been developed in direct response to customer demand.”

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The company said a key trend in kitchen design is space saving and the new Jade Slimline J400U, with a depth of just 684mm, aims to suit compact kitchens.

The bottom-mounted refrigeration system is a new departure for the Jade range. Williams said it will be especially useful in buildings with low ceilings, since it gives more room for heat expelled from the system to dissipate. Bottom mounted units also improve access for servicing ‘in-situ’, it added. Williams said another benefit is that the bottom shelf of the cabinet is higher, making it easier for staff to access goods stored there.

Williams recently introduced a host of upgrades to the Jade range, aiming to enhance robustness, functionality, food safety and energy efficiency as part of the company’s ‘refrigeration for the real world’ concept.

According to Williams, the new Jade cabinets use these latest advances and are designed to handle working in the toughest environments. They incorporate up to 80mm polyurethane insulation with zero ODP and low GWP, to provide thermal efficiency and to allow them to maintain internal temperatures in ambient environments of up to 43°C, it is claimed.

Williams Refrigeration said that further new Jade models are currently in development.