Yorkshire manufacturer Victor Manufacturing has been crowned the ‘Sustainable Catering Equipment Manufacturer’ for 2014 at the latest Footprint Awards.
The company bagged the top prize for its Optimax SQ refrigerated merchandising unit, with Gram finishing as the runner-up.
The Optimax SQ is the first of its kind to be granted Carbon Trust approval and to be included on the ECA Energy Technology List thanks to its horizontally opening rear doors.
The patent-protected design, developed by Victor’s engineers, minimises the loss of chilled air from the cabinet, effectively trapping the cold air, which continues to circulate in the lower half of the display unit, meaning less energy is used to continually supply cool air.
Peter Brewin, marketing manager at Victor Manufacturing, said: “We’re delighted to have won this award, it’s a true testament to the whole team from the research and development, to the manufacturing team building, refining and testing the early models to ensure the utmost energy efficiency is met.”
Brewin added that the award was good timing given that a further two models of the Optimax range have now been accredited by the Carbon Trust.
The Footprint Awards are designed to reflect responsible practices and sustainable thinking in the catering market.