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ITW Food Equipment Group Earns Energy Star Partner of the Year


GLENVIEW, ILL.—ITW Food Equipment Group announced that it has received the 2024 Energy Star Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor among Energy Star awards. This year marks the 17th consecutive year ITW Food Equipment Group has been recognized as an Energy Star Partner of the Year and 15th consecutive year receiving the Sustained Excellence award.

“The development of energy-efficient products is an absolute priority for our brands—Hobart, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Baxter and Stero—and we are honored to be recognized again for our initiatives,” said Todd Blair, Director of Marketing, ITW Food Equipment Group. “We are committed to manufacturing more efficient commercial kitchen equipment for foodservice and food retail professionals, so they can have peace of mind knowing they are using equipment that decreases impact on the environment, as well as improving their bottom line.”

Each year, the Energy Star program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition to a clean energy economy.

ITW Offers Many Energy Star-Certified Products

In 2023, ITW Food Equipment Group offered 374 Energy Star-certified products as part of its continued focus on developing next-generation, energy-efficient equipment and making efficiency improvements at its manufacturing facilities.

The ITW Food Equipment Group brands list the following additional 2023 key accomplishments in the manufacturing of its energy-efficient equipment and technology.

  • Hobart saw a 5 percent increase in eligible Energy Star dishwasher models and an 11 percent increase in sales, primarily due to its Advansys series dish machines.
  • Vulcan launched its new QuickFry fryer series designed to support high productivity and profitability while increasing energy efficiency.
  • Baxter introduced its next generation OV520G2 rack oven, featuring a new Smart Touch controller that provides more flexibility to manage the oven’s energy consumption.
  • Traulsen received recognition for using 100 percent zero emission energy sources at its facility. This included 33 percent solar energy, 33 percent hydroelectric energy and 34 percent wind energy.

The EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners who have already received Energy Star Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition.

For more information about Energy Star-certified foodservice and food retail equipment available from ITW Food Equipment Group, visit Energystar.gov/products/featured_partner/itw.