Fifth award for Adande Aircell cabinet

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Published: 11 June 2018


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Adande’s National Project Manager, Jan Quilliam, left, receives the award from Chris Brazier, Group Event Director, Commercial Kitchen, lunch! & Casual Dining
Adande’s Aircell open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet was a gold winner in the 2018 Commercial Kitchen Innovation Challenge Awards.

This latest success comes just weeks after Aircell achieved first place in the Energy Efficiency category at the 2018 Footprint Awards 2018 and won the Packaging & Equipment category at the British Sandwich Association’s Sammies Awards. It also follows the success of the product at the 2018 Food & Hotel Asia SCI Equipment Awards in Singapore and the 2017 FCSI UK & Ireland Sustainable Catering Equipment Awards.
 The awards attracted entries from a wide range of suppliers to the hospitality industry. The judging panel recognised  the qualities of innovation and sustainability demonstrated by the Aircell cabinet, commenting: “Radical innovation in air flow technology within the Grab & Go fridge. The judges loved it.”
 
Adande’s National Project Manager, Jan Quilliam, received the award during a ceremony at the Commercial Kitchen Show held at the NEC, Birmingham. Adande’s Sales Director, Karl Hodgson, said: “This is the fifth major award we have received for the Aircell Grab & Go cabinet in a very short period of time. Recognition from our industry peers endorses the credentials of Aircell open front and highlights the tangible benefits for the display of chilled food to go in hospitality and convenience retailing operations. Aircell is a unique and disruptive technology, which saves energy, increases sales, maintains product quality and improves the shopping experience.”
 
The Adande Aircell cabinet incorporates patented short air curtain technology, with optimum air flow patterns, reducing chilled air spillage from the unit and subsequent energy savings. During in-store trials, the energy consumption of a prototype Aircell cabinet was measured as 53.6% less than the store’s existing open front multi deck, representing an annual saving in electricity costs of £660.65 for a 1250mm unit. 

Adande says the cabinets also provide benefits for the shopper. The tight cabinet temperature bandwidth ensures that food is held at the optimum temperature for freshness, quality and appearance, while chilly store conditions created by cold air spillage is eliminated.