Liebherr Appliances received two ProCold awards for energy-saving and environmentally friendly fridge and freezer units in the commercial sector. The awards went to our bottle cooler FKDPv 4503 and the ice-cream chest freezer GTEP 3302 and were handed out at EuroShop 2017 in Düsseldorf.

“A wonderful acknowledgement of our innovative strength”

“The award makes us very proud. It is a wonderful acknowledgement of our innovative strength”, a happy Lucas Nerud, Managing Director of Liebherr-Hausgeräte Lienz GmbH, states. “With the ProCold competition we were able to impressively demonstrate that active promotion of fridge and freezer units with significantly lower power consumption and the omission of refrigerants which are harmful to the environment pays off.” On March 7th, Lucas Nerud and Martin Plankensteiner accepted the award on behalf of the Liebherr Group at the ECOpark Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany. The low daily energy consumption in conjunction with environmentally friendly refrigerants is characteristic of the two Liebherr appliances.

ProCold: Increase production of and demand for efficient cooling appliances

The ProCold competition, open to all leading European manufacturers, was launched at the start of 2016. From January to September 2016 the competition entries were evaluated and tested in five categories. Based on this evaluation, the ProCold winners were chosen by a high-ranking jury and honored within the framework of EuroShop 2017 in Düsseldorf.

ProCold, which was initiated by the EU Commission, is financed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and aims to increase both the production of and demand for efficient cooling appliances and thus improve the market share of efficient cooling appliances for the commercial sector.