International. AKO, a company specializing in temperature control and regulation for the industrial and commercial refrigeration sector, has received the "2017 Innovation" Award.
This recognition was given in Spain by the Mayor of St. Pere de Ribes, Abigail Garrido, the General Director of Industry of the Generalitat, Àngels Chacón, the President of the FEGP (Federació Empresarial del Gran Penedès) Martí Sistané, during the course of the Nit d'Empresa 2018 held in the town of St. Pere de Ribes (Barcelona).
The judges valued the level of excellence achieved by companies whose product and service initiatives have involved innovations in the company's value chain, both in processes and in the implementation of new technologies. AKO is honored to have been nominated along with other recognized firms.
In the year of celebration of the 40 anniversary of AKO and with more than 300 client companies, the company explains that this award is a reward for a whole career and in particular, to the great efforts invested in an unprecedented innovation project that has driven the company since the 2016 year.
A specialization project in design, manufacture and sale of intelligent control solutions for refrigeration chambers, refrigerant gas leakage detection systems and the redesign of its product portfolio, totally oriented to improve the use experience of its customers in the different applications and increase energy efficiency, in addition to the protection of goods and people in food security.
This project does not only serve to improve the supply of solutions to the market, but also for a transformation of its development, production, marketing and business model processes.
The CEO of AKO, José Luis Bescós, commented: "Innovation for us is the process of converting ideas into tangible products that are sold and allow us to achieve the defined objectives. It is a recognition not only to a product or families of products but to the whole company and its collaborators, for that I thank you all for your participation in the different moments of this process. It is an award of all. "