UK: Insulated energy-saving secondary coldroom door manufacturer Kenfield was a big winner at tonight’s Cooling Industry Awards at London’s Hilton Hotel.
The Birmingham-based company won both the Refrigeration Product (Components & Peripherals) and Retail Initiative awards for its K750 insulated door.
Another winner of two categories was the refrigeration waste recycling operations of Iceline Yorkshire, winning both the Low Carbon Achievement and the Environmental Collaboration categories.
Panasonic won Refrigeration Product of the Year (System or Standalone) for its new CO2 condensing units, also picking up a commendation in the Cold Chain Innovation category for the same product.
The biggest loser must be refrigerant manufacturer and supplier Honeywell, whose 16 entries in 10 separate categories failed to find favour with the judges.
In the week he finally retires, Epta UK’s John Austin-Davies won the RAC Gold Award, while John Dye, managing director of JD Cooling picked up the Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement.
The full list of winners:
Student of the Year: Steve Smith, ChillAir Academy
The Fred Jamieson Award for Industry Achievement: John Dye, JD Cooling
Air Conditioning Product of the Year (VRFs, Splits and other Cooling): Althermo
DMR-H hybrid adiabatic cylindrical dry cooler
Air Conditioning Product of the Year – Chillers: Carrier Aquaforce Vision 30KAV chiller
Refrigeration Product of the Year – Components & Peripherals: Kenfield, K750 insulated door
Building Energy Project of the Year: GEA Cool Heating 2
Air Conditioning Product of the Year – Accessories & Peripherals: CP Electronics, GESM-AC
Refrigeration Product of the Year – System or Standalone: Panasonic, CO2 condensing units
International Achievement of the Year: Coldhubs, solar powered walk-in cold rooms
Retail Initiative of the Year: Kenfield, K750 insulated door
Refrigeration Innovation of the Year – System: Asda, DRIVE (HFO)
Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year- Cooling (non-chillers): LG UK Multi V S heat recovery
Refrigeration Innovation – Standalone: Yanmar Europe, gas engine-driven refrigeration series
Refrigeration Innovation of the Year – Components, Peripherals & Processes: Star Refrigeration, Ethos – performance optimisation and energy management
Low Carbon Achievement of the Year: Iceline Yorkshire, refrigeration waste recycling
Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year – Components, Peripherals & Processes: Advanced Engineering, HydroFoam 2.0
Cold Chain Innovation or Project of the Year: Asda DRIVE (Mistral)
Environmental Collaboration of the Year: Iceline Yorkshire, refrigeration waste recycling
Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year – Chillers & Controls: Aermec, Modular chiller
Retail Project of the Year: ALDI Project Fresh
RAC Contractor of the Year: Airmaster Air Conditioning
RAC Gold Award: John Austin-Davies