Following the implementation of the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) last Friday 1 July 2016, all relevant Precision refrigeration products now have energy labels, along similar lines to those found on domestic appliances.
Despite the enhanced performance of the new products, and the additional outgoings associated with upgrading their components, Nick Williams, managing director of Precision, has confirmed that there will be no price increases until January 2017.
Precision has also announced minimum dimension changes on the new models. The only products with (slightly) changed exterior dimensions are the single door gastronorm uprights, the MPT601 and LPT601, which are 40mm deeper and 85mm higher than their predecessors.
Precision's top-selling MCU211 two-door counter, HPU150 under-counter refrigerator and LPU150 under-counter freezer have all been 'A' rated.
However, a few of the company's more specialist products have had to be temporarily removed from sale in the EU, until the company has time to complete design changes and testing. They include freezers with drawer options, wall cabinets and mobile banqueting carts.
"We will let the market know as soon as these models become available again," said Williams.
Other Precision energy rating examples include:
- MPT601 - single door upright refrigerator - Energy Label B
- LPT601 - single door upright freezer - Energy Label C
- MCU211 - two door counter refrigerator - Energy Label A
- MCU311 - three door counter refrigerator - Energy Label C
- HPU150 - undercounter refrigerator - Energy Label A
- LPU150 - undercounter freezer - Energy Label A
Precision Models / Options Temporarily Unavailable
- Two-door upright gastronorm cabinets - MPT1401 & LPT1401
- Four-door counter freezers - LCU411 & LCU423
- Freezer drawer option on all products
- Variable temperature drawers - VUBC121
- Mobile banquet carts - PMR24 & PMH30
- Wall cabinets
- All 600×400 bakery products