Warewasher manufacturer Krupps lauded seven dealers in eight awards categories at a presentation held in The Red Lion in Longdon Green, Staffordshire last week.
CESA vice chair Steve Hobbs introduced the ceremony and presented the trophies.
Dishwashers Direct topped the victor list with both the UK Distributor of the Year 2018 and the UK Services of the Year 2018 awards.
Krupps’ export MD Riccardo Scuotto analysed: “2018 saw the turning point for Dishwashers Direct when it chose to have Krupps as its flagship product. Sales increased exponentially as it focused on the most complete product offer: Elitech with uniKo Wi-Fi.”
The services accolade was presented for the dealer’s use and management of all machines with iKloud and for the ability to transfer all technical information to all engineers in the UK territory.
Two UK dealers won Emerging Distributor accolades: McNeill and Chris Roe. The former was named for offering the full range of Krupps machines, while the latter started to work with Krupps last year and has increase the promotion and sales of the Cube range.
Winning the Emerging Distributor category for Ireland was DS Refrigeration, for “energy and commitment to promote the sale of our products”, according to Scuotto.
While Distributor of the Year 2018 for Ireland went to Murco. Scuotto commented: “Thanks to the sales achieved, they are confirmed as our most productive Irish distributor.”
Midshires triumphed in the UK Services of the Year 2018 category for collaboration in the development of the Krupps’ updated products to make the machines “even better”.
Plus the Northern Ireland Services of the Year 2018 award was presented to CBS, “For the ability to follow the management of spare parts in warranty to the letter, providing exactly what is required to order and authorise spare parts from First Choice Group,” added Scuotto.
The presentation was followed the next day by a training session at the First Choice premises in Cannock. The session covered both Krupps’ systems and general warewashing knowledge for engineers, including how to identify issues and their causes.
CEDA technical support advisor Peter Kay also attended the course to collect information to disseminate to CEDA members.