SKOPE’S latest range of underbench and upright fridges and freezers scoops the top award with innovation and strength
It was clear from day one of Fine Food Australia 2019 that ReFlex was the sensation of the show, attracting large crowds to stand HH32 from across the food service spectrum.
However, the impact of this innovative new piece of kit was dramatically underscored at the end of day three when it took home the FCSI Best New Hospitality Equipment Product 2019 Award, beating out stiff competition from large multinational manufacturing brands.
Recognition of true teamwork
This is the first time SKOPE has won this prestigious award, but the most important aspect of this win is that it represents the culmination of more than two years of hard work and expert input from almost every quarter of the SKOPE Refrigeration family.
“ReFlex has been one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken at SKOPE, and for all the hard work and ingenuity that’s gone into it to be recognised in this way is fantastic,” says managing director Guy Stewart.
“ReFlex is a milestone in SKOPE’s history and a marker of what is to come. But we couldn’t achieve any of this without the team we have. The commitment and vision they have displayed in the development and delivery to market of ReFlex has been truly exceptional. To each and every one – thank you!”
A thrilling win for customers and consultants too
ReFlex was designed to deliver on SKOPE’s promise to the market to never lose sight of what the customer needs and values.
Food-grade 304 stainless steel is combined with market-leading digital innovations that help to manage costs and protect food quality.
“I am thrilled that our new ReFlex range was officially recognised as the best new equipment product at Fine Foods Australia,” says Keri Thomas, GM of sales and marketing (pictured, middle, receiving the award with Stewart, right, and Mario Sequeira FCSI, chair of FCSI Asia Pacific Division, far left).
“The product takes its name from our hope that it reflects what our customers have been asking us for – new innovation combined with SKOPE quality – in one incredible value range.”
“To receive the plaudits of respected industry peers, like the FCSI is really encouraging. Our 40-strong product development team at SKOPE, who have been working on this project for several years, feel very proud to be recognised in this way.”
A continuing journey towards the connected commercial kitchen
ReFlex is the second product to leverage the power of SKOPE-connect, after the second-generation ActiveCore general display fridge which was launched at last year’s Fine Food Australia (a finalist in 2018’s FCSI Best New Hospitality Equipment Product category).
It is being followed by ProSpec, a premium range of food storage refrigeration that offers chefs all the advantages of ReFlex but with ActiveCore removable cartridges and a host of configuration options that provide unprecedented flexibility in the fit out process.
All of these product innovations represent a trajectory for SKOPE which is seeing it lead the market towards the digitally-connected commercial kitchen which is not only cost-smart for margin-conscious hospitality operators but also friendly to the environment.
“The market is demanding products that are more efficient and better quality – not only because they help save on their energy bills, but because they are better for our planet. The fact that SKOPE is invested in manufacturing lean and green refrigeration is evident throughout the ReFlex product range,” says Thomas.
Essential information on ReFlex
ReFlex is a series of underbench and upright food storage fridges and freezers available to order now from SKOPE stockists across Australia and New Zealand.
- SKOPE-connect refrigeration control and management app
- R290 Natural Refrigerant that has virtually zero impact on global warming
- Food-grade 304 stainless steel construction
- Underbench models:
- Upright models:
Specification sheets and other resources are available to download from the links above.
Further models to be released in 2020.