Adande Refrigeration’s Aircell Sarma open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet won the Packaging & Equipment category at the British Sandwich Association’s Sammies Awards 2018.
In making the award, the judging panel recognised that the Sarma Grab & Go display case had demonstrated genuine 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 more efficient than a full height canopy-to-base air curtain on a conventional multi deck case. The net result is less pressure on the inside of the air curtain of each cell and a substantial reduction in cold air spillage. The technology is particularly suited to harsh environments, often found in food to go outlets and convenience stores, where cross draughts can exacerbate cold air spillage.
Adande Sales Director Karl Hodgson, said: "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.”
The award follows the success of the Aircell Grab & Go cabinet at the Food & Hotel Asia SCI Equipment Awards in Singapore and the FCSI UK & Ireland Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards 2017.