Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) April 05, 2013
McDonald’s has awarded A.J. Antunes & Co., a foodservice equipment manufacturer based in Carol Stream, Illinois, the 2012 Supplier of the Year as well as the 2012 Innovation of the Year and the 2012 Reliability of the Year. The awards were presented to the executive staff of A.J. Antunes & Co. at the Worldwide Supplier Summit, a biannual gathering of suppliers and distributors from McDonald’s global network held near McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois.
A.J. Antunes & Co. has been a trusted partner for McDonald’s since 1973. When McDonald’s first introduced breakfast into its restaurants, A.J. Antunes & Co. created a steamer for serving hot and fresh Danish pastries. Since then, A.J. Antunes & Co. has developed a wide range of equipment, including toasters, steamers, timers, and water filtration systems, to help McDonald’s operations around the world serve consistently great food and drinks to customers.
“It was an awesome and quite humbling experience to be recognized by a world-class organization like McDonald’s, especially to this magnitude,” said Bill Hickey, Executive Vice President of A.J. Antunes & Co. “The entire A.J. Antunes & Co. team is both thankful and honored to receive these three prestigious awards, and we will continue to strive to support the McDonald’s system every day to the fullest.”
The Supplier of the Year, Innovation of the Year, and Reliability of the Year awards are presented annually based on several categories of scores within McDonald’s system of 33,000 restaurants, including survey results, worldwide objectives, innovation, savings, and reliability.
A.J. Antunes & Co. won the three awards based on its new product releases, improved technologies, and equipment performance throughout the world.
ABOUT A.J. ANTUNES & CO.
A.J. Antunes & Co. is a family owned and operated company specializing in the manufacturing of foodservice equipment under the ROUNDUP® brand, advanced water treatment systems under the VIZION™ brand, and air and gas pressure switches and custom electronic controls under the Antunes Controls brand. For more than 55 years, A.J. Antunes & Co. has proudly built its reputation on creating innovative and high-quality products that consistently meet customers’ needs in order to ensure their success.
For additional information about A.J. Antunes & Co., visit http://www.ajantunes.com. or contact Briar Picchietti at briar.picchietti(at)ajantunes(dot)com