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.
Over the course of the contest the lead changed hands, but in the end Hoshizaki triumphed with 35% of votes.
Over the past 12 months, Hoshizaki has launched three new products to the UK market – the most recent being the GA 950: a top-of-the-range 3-in-1 refrigerator/freezer/prover.
This all-in-one product significantly reduces the footprint required within the kitchen to offer an in-house baking solution as well as cutting the need to power three separate appliances. The unit boasts pioneering baking-specific technology and individual program settings.
Plus Hoshizaki UK recently launched an online partner portal which is designed to provide exclusive information and support to its network of dealers.
Hoshizaki’s Andy Bugge, Cheryl Kirkman, Andy Tucker and Gabriella Rees collected the trophy. Bugge and commented: “I think that’s topped off a good year for us, because we weren’t expecting it. We are very happy.
“The GA 950 is a great piece of kit. It’s multifunctional and does a lot of things for a bakery unit. We’re on top of the green agenda and this has a small footprint.”