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Meiko receives important Mercury Award for M-iQ technology

Abu Dhabi. The International Travel Catering Association (ITCA) – which represents the interests of companies in the industry – presents its highly-prized Mercury Awards every two years. Widely regarded as an important distinction, the Mercury Awards serve to identify the strongest partners in the travel catering industry. This year's prize in the "Heavy Equipment" category went to the German dishwasher manufacturer MEIKO. The Offenburg, Germany-based company received the award for its latest generation of M-iQ flight and rack-type dishwashing machines which are used at major airports all over the world. 

"This prize is a clear acknowledgement of our innovation leadership. It celebrates the close cooperation between MEIKO and its customers," says Klaus Engesser, MEIKO's head of exports, clearly delighted with the news. Together with Eric Waag – Key Account Manager at MEIKO in the Inflight Catering department – Engesser accepted the prize in Abu Dhabi in late November 2013. The golden statuette of the Roman God Mercury was presented to MEIKO by Tomas Jamtander from Addis International Catering before setting out on its journey back to MEIKO's headquarters in Offenburg, Germany.

"We also see this award as a confirmation that we are offering exactly what our customers need – from the M-iQ machines' energy concept, which makes efficient use of thermal energy in the cleaning process, to our tremendously high hygiene standards and our new filter system that uses just a fraction of the fresh water required by older systems," says Engesser.