Fareham-based Aqua Cooling made it to the final cut of the national Plastics Industry Awards in London last month.
The company, which specialises in energy efficient, industrial cooling solutions, was shortlisted in the Ancillary Machinery Supplier Partnership award category with its client, food-to-go packaging manufacturer Anson Packaging (part of Danish-based multinational Faerch Plast Group).
The Plastics Industry Awards highlight and reward excellence in an increasingly competitive market. Competition is stiff each year with finalists being judged on innovation and exceptional performance.
Aqua Cooling made it to the final six firms shortlisted in its category, with team members attending the Great Gatsby-themed awards ceremony at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane on Friday September 30.
Aquaâs Senior Designer and Project Engineer for the south and midlands, Shaun Lancaster, commented: It was a significant achievement for our team to make it to the finals of these prestigious awards alongside companies offering industry-leading solutions to their clients.
It was also great to spend the evening celebrating with colleagues from Anson Packaging, in what has been a year of great success for our partnership.
As a manufacturer, Anson is unique because it takes raw products and processes them into innovative packaging for ready-meals, cold food and fresh meat. The extrusion line makes the raw source into a plastic sheet before the thermoforming line processes it into the end product, ready for market.
Aqua Cooling installed a bespoke Smardt Turbocor system for Cambridgeshire-based Anson that uses state-of-the-art, glycol-free, free-cooling and magnetically driven centrifugal compressor chillers.
Aquaâs new system has brought both energy and cost savings for its client. Aquaâs design removed fixed-pump and fan-motor energy totalling 94kW from the installation. In terms of overall electrical running costs, the Smardt Turbocor solution is 60% more efficient compared with traditional scroll compressors that have integrated free cooling.