Frigesco’s ground-breaking flash defrost system for refrigeration plant has won the industry’s top award for innovation.
The technology, which can reduce annual running costs for supermarket cooling by up to 20 per cent, received the award for Refrigeration Innovation of the Year (Component or Process) at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2014, held at The London Hilton, Park Lane.
The innovation, developed by a team headed by Professor Tom Davies, beat rival entries from some of the biggest names on the UK High Street and global manufacturers to be presented with the accolade in front of an audience of several hundred industry guests.
David Walter, managing director of Frigesco, said: “We are naturally delighted to have received this award, not least because it has been conferred by the industry itself – reflecting its recognition of the huge potential of flash defrost to transform the efficiency of cooling plant.”
He added: “We are more than ever convinced that flash defrost is a world beater, and will in due course become adopted as mainstream technology throughout the refrigeration industry globally.”
The award is the latest in a string of accolades for Frigesco. It won UK Government backing, in the form of a DECC grant for low carbon technology, at the end of last year, followed by winning at Cleantech Innovate 2014 in February and in March a prestigious international award at Clean Equity Monaco 2014
In addition to its latest award win, flash defrost was also Highly Commended in the Low Carbon Achievement of the Year category.