Catering Insight Awards 2018 winner: Supplier of the Year, Heavy Equipment

L-r: Promedia Publishing editorial director Andrew Seymour; Lincat business development manager Gareth Brown; Katie Tyler, event manager, Commercial Kitchen; and Lincat national account manager Keith Shelly.

The Catering Insight Supplier of the Year: Heavy Equipment Award, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen, rewards those suppliers and manufacturers who have created the most innovative heavy duty appliance for sale through the distributor channel over the past year.

And this year, distributors decided the winner should be Lincat.

In March 2018, Lincat unveiled its ‘no frills’ Phoenix induction oven range – and experienced unprecedented interest, with its sales team taking pre-orders for the model and ramping up production to meet demand.

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It is powerful, energy efficient and robustly built. However, its spacious 6kW fan-assisted oven, which can accommodate no fewer than six 1/1 gastronorms, is the feature which sets it apart from other oven ranges in its class. This has been achieved by moving the internal cooling fans to the rear of the unit.

Lincat national account manager Keith Shelly collected the trophy and commented: “We’ve put in a lot of hard work so of course it is very nice to be recognised by customers and our industry peers. It is very gratifying to win this award and we are very proud of it.

“People don’t see what goes on behind the scenes, they just see Lincat trundling along like the machine it is and they don’t see all of the hard work and dedication and people that are working there, night and day, putting the hours in and doing the best to make the best product on the market.

“We have also got plenty more to come in 2019, just you wait and you’ll see next year what we have in store.”

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