CoolKit is celebrating retaining the title of ‘Refrigerated Panel Van of the Year’ at the 2018 TCS&D Awards.
This is the second year that CoolKit has been awarded the title, which recognises companies and individuals who have made a difference in the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry.
CoolKit’s Managing Director Rupert Gatty, who attended the ceremony, said: “It was an honour to have been awarded the title for the second year in a row. We are delighted to have been recognised once again by the judges at TCS&D, who clearly distinguish the work we put into our products.
“We would like to dedicate this award to our growing customer base and our dedicated workforce. Our enthusiastic staff are passionate about our product range and have helped us to build and evolve the business.
“We also feel that it is extremely important for us to source feedback from our customers. They are the users of our products and they shape the way we evolve what we do.”
In 2018, the pioneering company secured sole rights to distribute the range of insulated and temperature-controlled containers produced by the Italian manufacturer Melform in the UK and Ireland. These containers offer clients across a wide range of sectors even more flexibility when it comes to transporting perishable goods safely.
But their perfectionist approach doesn’t just stop with their vehicles. CoolKit has also applied the same focus on its work environment. It has also secured the 2015 version of the coveted ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management) standard. The company achieved 100% during the latest inspection.
The awards ceremony was held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on 13 September. The judges within the category were looking for consistent high-quality build standards linked with innovation and value for money. They praised CoolKit for their continued improvements and willingness to answer the industry requirements.
Rupert added: “We would be unable to achieve greatness and 100% customer satisfaction without a great team of people within the business and it is a real pleasure to take the trophy back to the office.
“Thank you TCS&D for making us the industry-leaders in refrigerated vehicles.”