2018 Winners

The results of the RAC Cooling Industry Awards were revealed on 26 th September at the esteemed London Hilton, Park Lane, London, where over 600 of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry elite came together for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements.

With 19 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, from Retail Initiative to Cold Chain Innovation / Project.

Now 24 years old, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards are widely considered the most authoritative awards in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The awards provide industry recognition and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Andrew Gaved, editor-in-chief of RAC Magazine said: “The fantastic showcase of technology and best practice we saw at the Awards shows that the cooling industry is continuing to thrive, whatever the politicians throw at us.”

Air Conditioning Innovation - Chillers and Controls

Winners- Paul Lawrence, Aermec,  Modular Chiller

Air Conditioning Innovation - Components / Peripherals / Processes

Winners- Andy Harvey, Advanced Engineering, HydroFoam 2.0

Air Conditioning Innovation - Cooling (non-chillers)

Winners- Steve Paddock, LG, LG Multi V S Heat Recovery

Air Conditioning Product of the Year - Accessories & Peripherals

Winners- Simon Kinnear, CP Electronics, The GESM-AC from CP Electronics

Air Conditioning Product of the Year - Chillers

Winners- Nancy Jonsson, Carrier,  Aquaforce Vision 30KAV Chiller

Air Conditioning Product of the Year - VRFS, SPLITS AND OTHER COOLING

Winners- Tim Mitchell, Klima-Therm,  Althermo DMR-H Hybrid Adiabatic Cylindrical Dry Cooler

Building Energy Project

Winners- Robert Unsworth, GEA,  Cool Heating 2

Cold Chain Innovation / Project

Winners- James Bailey, Asda,  Asda DRIVE (Mistral)

Environmental Collaboration

Winners- Paul Liddle, Iceline Yorkshire, Refrigeration Waste Recycling

International Achievement

Winners- NnaemekaIkegwuonu, ColdHubs, Solar Powered Walk-in Cold Rooms

Low Carbon Achievement

Winners- Paul Liddle, Iceline Yorkshire, Refrigeration Waste Recycling

RAC Contractor of the Year

Winners- Lisa Pogson, Airmaster Air Conditioning

Refrigeration Innovation - Components / Peripherals / Processes

Winners- Anne Flanagan, Star Refrigeration, Ethos - Performance Optimisation and Energy Management

Refrigeration Innovation - Standalone

Winners- steve walford, Yanmar Europe, Gas Engine-driven Refrigeration Series

Refrigeration Innovation - System

Winners- James Bailey, Asda, Asda DRIVE (HFO)

Refrigeration Product of the Year - Components / Peripherals

Winners- Rebecca Heath, Kenfield,  K750 Insulated Door

Refrigeration Product of the Year - System or Stand Alone

Winners- Lorraine Nugent, Panasonic Heating & Cooling,  CO2 Condensing Units

Retail Initiative

Winners- Rebecca Heath, Kenfield, K750 insulated door

Retail Project

Winners- James Bailey, Aldi,  ALDI Project Fresh

RAC and IOR National Student of the Year

Winners- Steve Smith

A note of thanks -

Thank you to Showtime Photo Booth for providing their GIF photo booth at this years awards.

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