REFRIGERATION manufacturer Foster Refrigerator has been recognized with an international award for its Eco Pro range of food refrigeration cabinets.
Norfolk-based Foster Refrigerator outshone over 20 international foodservice companies to win the 2008 Sustainable Catering Equipment Award at the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)'s annual conference in Beijing.
Paul Veried, managing director of Foster Refrigerator said: 'I am incredibly proud of this achievement. At Foster we strive to be the greenest refrigeration manufacturer in the world so it is a great accolade to be awarded international recognition.
'Foster was the first refrigeration manufacturer to introduce hydrocarbons, the first to be listed on the ECA scheme and the first to attain environmental standard ISO 14001. The FCSI Award for Sustainable Catering Equipment is testimony to the continued success and dedication of Foster's commitment to delivering high quality, environmentally friendly refrigeration to the market'
Foster's Eco Pro range of cabinets was launched in early 2008 to offer caterers green refrigeration.
Foster's design and engineering team developed advancements in technology to generate significant energy and carbon reduction savings, at no extra cost to the customer.
Foster Refrigerator's projects team provides a complete support service for consultants and specifiers. The team are specialists in designing and specifying equipment to meet client's needs for practical, foodservice refrigeration storage, delivering cost effective, energy efficient solutions.
The competition was judged by an independent panel of experts and recognised innovation and excellence in achieving savings in energy, waste, CO2 emissions or consumables.
John Radchenko (President of FCSI Worldwide); Jason Wardle (Export Department Manager, Foster Refrigerator); Andy Galeckyj (Project Business Unit Manager, Foster Refrigerator) and Tony Galvin (President of FCSI UK) are pictured at the awards ceremony.
Foster Refrigerator was formed in 1967 and the firm's product range includes blast chillers and freezers, refrigerated storage cabinets and counters, walk-in coldrooms, refrigeration systems, prep stations, ice makers, water coolers, temperature monitoring and refrigeration equipment specially developed for the professional baker.