FCSI crowns Winterhalter as European Manufacturer of the Year 2015

Winterhalter has won the prestigious FCSI award for Manufacturer of the Year.  The award was announced at the FCSI EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) conference in Madrid.  Judges singled out the company’s energy-efficient PT Series of passthrough warewashers, including the latest model, the ClimatePlus, which not only reduces energy consumption by over 50%, but also acts as a climate controller, pumping cool air into kitchens when the ambient temperature rises above 25°C.

The FCSI is the largest worldwide foodservice industry association.  The award covers both the company and the product line – so as well as Winterhalter being the Manufacturer of the Year, the PT Series is the Product of the Year.

“To say we are absolutely delighted would be an understatement,” says Stephen Kinkead, managing director of Winterhalter UK.  “The FCSI is the most knowledgeable professional body in our industry – for them to have given us this accolade is simply tremendous.  It underlines our achievement in launching the PT Series and ratifies our Intelligent Resource Technology (IRT) programme, which commits us to developing energy- and water-saving systems.”

The FCSI judges were impressed by the fact that the PT Series is the first passthrough on the market to have energy-saving heat exchange technology fitted as standard.  The ClimatePlus version features a radical new heat pump, which not only recycles waste heat from inside the machine but also draws in warm air from the kitchen, using it to heat up the cold water supply.

Winterhalter provides a total solution for warewashing, from pre-sales advice to after-sales service, training and maintenance.  Alongside its market-leading dish and glasswashers, the company’s range includes utensil washers, advanced water treatment machines, cleaning chemicals and detergents.  For further details, call Winterhalter on 01908 359000, see www.winterhalter.co.uk, or www.winterhalter-scout.biz or email info@winterhalter.co.uk.