Gray & Adams’ position as the UK’s leading supplier of temperature-controlled semi-trailers and rigid vehicle bodywork has been established once more at the 2021 Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) Awards in Peterborough, winning three awards
On Tuesday 7th September 2021, at the TCS&D awards ceremony in the East of England Arena which celebrated many industry successes in a challenging period for businesses, Gray & Adams won Refrigerated Trailer of the Year for a sixth year in a row and the Innovation Award for the third time with Carrier Transicold for the Vector eCool. It also took home the Lifetime Achievement Award for the very first time, celebrating the life and considerable achievements of its founder, Jim Gray Snr, who passed away in February 2021.
The awards recognise companies and individuals who have made a difference in the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry, and Gray & Adams’ continued nomination and success at this event has recognised its achievements in providing best-in-class products, engineering innovation, and building a lifetime of value for its customers.
Gray & Adams has a hugely successful history at the awards, having won its first two awards in 2016 for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of the Year and Refrigerated Trailer of the Year. It then went on to win awards for Refrigerated Rigid of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and further Refrigerated Trailer of the Year Awards in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as the Innovation Award in both 2018 and 2019 and Customer Service Award in 2020.
This year, Gray & Adams has won three industry awards, highlighting its on-going commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and engineering excellence. As a business, Gray & Adams has experienced numerous reasons to celebrate in recent months, having been shortlisted in the upcoming Northern Star Business Awards for Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.
James and Peter Gray, Joint Managing Directors at Gray & Adams, commented:
“Gray & Adams has always had a strong business ethos built around people, quality and innovation. Winning these awards is testament to the commitment of our expert staff, who work tirelessly to provide a service that is second to none. Their endless commitment to our customers and partners, and to building bespoke products which set the standard for quality, has facilitated our success and growth over the last 60+ years. It is especially poignant to celebrate the accomplishments of our dad, Jim. In many ways, how our team operates today was pioneered by him all those years ago. We’re very proud to have taken home three awards this year and would like to also thank our partners, our customers and our suppliers for their part in our collective success.”