Christchurch based heating and commercial refrigeration company SKOPE Industries Limited has claimed two prestigious international awards. The company was announced as the overall winner in the 2011 Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) Australian Supplier of the Year Award as well as winner in the Trade Equipment Supplier of the Year category at a gala event in Sydney last Thursday evening.
SKOPE Managing Director Guy Stewart says it is an honour and a privilege for the company to be recognised by such a key customer in this way and particularly pleasing his father (and company founder), Robert Stewart was present at the occasion.
“The public recognition by CCA through these awards is extremely significant for SKOPE. CCA’s leadership during our long-standing relationship - almost 40 years - has supported our innovation with refrigeration design and energy reduction,” he says.
“Historically SKOPE has been an early adopter of technology and responsive to our customers demand for innovation - not only in the corporate beverage market, but also in food service refrigeration and heating markets. After recent work by the SKOPE design team, we now have the lowest energy glass two-door merchandiser in the Coca-Cola system, globally.”
SKOPE is CCA’s largest supplier of commercial refrigeration products in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
SKOPE has previously been recognised by CCA, being runner up for innovation in the inaugural Coca-Cola Amatil Australia Supplier of the Year Awards, in recognition for the work undertaken for Coca-Cola’s merchandising fleet. This year SKOPE also won the Coca-Cola New Zealand Supplier of the Year Award.
SKOPE’s innovative approach, design excellence and modern technology and production lines have earned the company an international reputation. As the commercial refrigeration and heating requirements of its clients change and evolve, SKOPE continues to design and engineer new products.
Regular research across the globe ensures SKOPE’s products remain leaders in the market, with the combination of aesthetic design, quality performance and energy efficiency, always at the forefront of any product development.
· SKOPE Industries Limited is a New Zealand owned and based major manufacturer of heating and commercial refrigeration products. The comnpany has been operating since 1945 and has been branded as SKOPE Industries since 1965.
· SKOPE’s research, design and production plant is based in Christchurch and has the largest design and innovation centre of its kind in Australasia.
· SKOPE employs almost 400 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, has a team of sales people across Australasia and supports more than 250 New Zealand suppliers.