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Forget the BAFTAs, the OSCARs and the Grammys too, Gram UK has scored its very own hat trick of awards. 

As the equipment industry entered its very own award season, Gram UK lined up against stiff competition in some of the industry’s most sought after awards and bagged a trio of accolades including FCSI Sustainable Equipment Award 2014, Caterer Product Excellence Award in the refrigeration category and the Catering Insight Equipment Award 2014 in the Refrigeration category. 

FCSI Sustainable Catering Equipment Award

FCSI Sustainable Catering Equipment Award

November kicked off a month of success as Gram UK entered its latest Generation 5 product – the SUPERIORPLUS 72 – for the FCSI Sustainable Equipment Award. Proving a worthy winner, Gram’s SUPERIORPLUS 72 provides operators with the most sustainable refrigeration available on the market. Its innovative technology sees it offer ground-breaking levels of energy efficiency meaning that it is 35% more efficient than its previous best-in-class predecessor. 

Glenn Roberts, MD accepting Caterer Excellence Award

Glenn Roberts, MD accepting Caterer Excellence Award

Gram UK’s success continued as it scooped its second award in the refrigeration category at The Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards 2014. The award recognises innovation in product development in the hospitality sector and celebrates brands such as Gram UK who have risen to the challenge of supplying innovative and fresh products to an ever-demanding catering industry. Part of Gram’s SUPERIORPLUS 72 success is due to the fact that the product’s energy usage has drastically fallen to 329kW/year, which means reduced running costs for operators. Gram has also included its 5-year parts and labour warranty with this product, so operators can be confident that they can rely on their investment in the long-term.

Not only did Gram win the Refrigeration category at the Product Excellence Awards, but it was also heavily involved in the winning of another award on the night. Caterware, a Gram dealer, won the Installation of the Year category at the Awards for its refurbishment of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, with a little help from Gram as a subcontractor to the project, which included the installation of more than 90 Gram Compact products.

Catering Insight - Catering equipment award

Catering Insight - Catering equipment award

Completing the trio was the announcement that SUPERIORPLUS 72 had won Catering Insight’s ‘Catering Equipment of the Year 2014’ award, in the refrigeration category. The inaugural award showcases the most exciting commercial kitchen equipment launches of the year and honours the best new additions to the industry. Nominated alongside nine other innovative refrigeration brands, Gram UK scooped best in class acclaim.

Hoshizaki wins Catering Insight award

Hoshizaki wins Catering Insight award

Gram’s parent company Hoshizaki also brought further success for the refrigeration group as it collected Catering Insight’s ‘Catering Equipment of the Year 2014’ award in the Beverage and Ice Machine category for IM-24OANE-HC. The product is Hoshizaki’s first cube ice cube machine to use hydrocarbon as a refrigerant. Launched in June 2014 the high capacity product is the ideal option for larger outlets looking to demonstrate their environmental awareness and energy efficiency

Gram UK was also honoured to sit beside British Gas’ Sainsbury’s Ground Source Heat Pumps, Scotia Gas Networks’ Turbo Taxponder and Vickers Energy Group Vickers Energy Management Systems as a nominee in The Energy Awards 2014 in the Energy Efficient Technology of the Year category. Announced as a runner up in the category, Gram UK was proud to be recognised alongside some of the industry’s largest brands. 

Glenn Roberts, managing director at Gram UK, commented: “It has been an absolutely fantastic year for Gram UK which has seen continued growth both in revenue and innovation. Ending the year on such a high and having been awarded three prestigious awards is testament to the whole team’s ongoing hard work and dedication to Gram’s energy efficient ethos.

“To win three awards truly cements Gram’s position as pioneers in the field of energy efficient refrigeration sets the scene perfectly for our ongoing product development plans”.

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