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Manitowoc Foodservice Recognized with 2013 Industry Overall Best in Class Awards

Best in ClassManitowoc Foodservice Brands lead the industry with the most best in class awards for 5 brands in 7 categories; Cleveland, Delfield, Frymaster, Lincoln, and Manitowoc Ice

New Port Richey, Fla. - October 2, 2013 - Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) magazine just released the results of its annual Best in Class Survey and this year five Manitowoc Foodservice brands have won prestigious 2013 Overall Best in Class Awards in 7 categories.

The winning Manitowoc Foodservice brands are:

  • Cleveland in three categories - Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets, Steam Jacketed Kettles, and Steamers
  • Delfield® for Chef Counters - Prefabricated
  • Lincoln® for Conveyor Ovens;
  • Frymaster® for Free Standing Floor Fryers
  • Manitowoc® Ice for Ice Makers.

As a group, Manitowoc Foodservice outpaced the competition by winning the most categories in Heavy Duty Equipment. Each of our deserving brands has done an exceptional job of demonstrating the reliability and adaptability of their products in the foodservice marketplace.

Throughout the thirteen (13) years that FE&S has championed the Best in Class Survey there have been two Manitowoc Foodservice brands that have never given up the top spot of Overall Best in Class in their category. Our 13-peat winners are Frymaster and Manitowoc Ice.

How was the survey conducted? During the past few months FE&S asked its subscribing operators, consultants and dealers to evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven critical characteristics that impact their purchasing decisions. These seven performance factors are:

  • Product quality
  • Product value
  • Product design and aesthetics
  • Service and support
  • Sales representation
  • Product inventory and availability
  • Product information availability

Those participating in the survey prioritized these factors in order of importance and then rated the individual factories they work with in a given product category on these attributes. The individual results were then combined with those from other participants from the category to create a composite score and identify those manufacturers that the readers of FE&S feel are the Best in Class for each of 48 product categories.

"We're grateful to equipment owners everywhere and to our channel partners for their continued recognition of the performance and quality of our leading brands," said Dean Landeche, Sr. Vice President, Manitowoc Foodservice.
For the full FE7S Best In Class 2013 report, click here