‘Positive’ meeting at Downing Street outlines catering equipment industry needs to Lord Bridges
March 15 2016: CESA met with Lord Bridges at 9 Downing Street to present the catering equipment industry’s position on Brexit. Lord Bridges is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union. The meeting lasted 50 minutes and was ‘very positive’, according to Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. “The government are keen to engage with our industry, they want to know about the sector and what it needs,” he said.
Alongside Roberts at the meeting, and representing the catering equipment industry, were Lord Trefgarne, patron of CESA, Keith Warren, director of CESA, and Phil Williams and Richard Cromwell, who are both on the CESA Council. (more…)
MEPS-compliant two-door cabinets will be popular cost- and energy-saving options
Responding to the requirements of MEPS, Precision has launched upgraded versions of its two-door fridges and freezer cabinets. Offering low running costs and great energy savings, these British-manufactured cabinets are designed to provide professional caterers with reliable, efficient refrigerated storage solutions.
“Two-door cabinets are cost effective and space-saving, so they’re a popular option,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision. “The energy data disclosure required by MEPS-compliant refrigeration gives end users the opportunity to easily compare and select the most energy efficient equipment for their catering operation.”
British manufacturer increases energy efficiency of products – with no increase in price
Following the implementation of Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS), all relevant Precision products now have energy labels, along similar lines to those found on domestic appliances. At this stage MEPS does not apply to products such as blast chillers, bottle coolers and prep counters with ingredients wells.