Adande Refrigeration’s Aircell Sarma open front, integral refrigerated grab and go cabinet has won the packaging and equipment category at the British Sandwich Association’s Sammies Awards 2018.
The presentation was made at a gala evening held at the Lancaster London Hotel on 10 May. This award follows the success of the Aircell cabinet at the Food & Hotel Asia SCI Equipment Awards in Singapore and the FCSI UK & Ireland Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards 2017.
In making the award, the judging panel feel that the Sarma display case had demonstrated product innovation.
The Aircell system works by dividing the cabinet’s merchandising envelope into separate air flow managed cells with small, low pressure air columns. Each cell has its own air curtain, which is said to be more efficient than a full height canopy-to-base air curtain on a conventional multi deck case.
The net result should be less pressure on the inside of the air curtain of each cell and a reduction in cold air spillage. The technology is designed to be suited to harsh environments, often found in food to go outlets and convenience stores, where cross draughts can exacerbate cold air spillage.
Adande’s sales director, Karl Hodgson, stated: “Aircell is a unique and disruptive technology, which saves energy, increases sales, maintains product quality and improves the shopping experience. This award further endorses the credentials of Aircell open front cabinet technology, highlighting real benefits for the display of chilled food to go in foodservice and convenience retailing operations.”