The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded ITW Food Equipment Group its ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award for 2021. The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program.
ITW has made measurable strides to expand its efforts in developing energy-efficient equipment through each of its brands, having introduced 48 new ENERGY STAR-certified models in 2020. Many of these changes include products in an affordable range that provide tech-friendly features which drive long-term savings. ITW Food Equipment Group’s family of brands includes Hobart, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Baxter, and Stero, all of which are listed on AQ’s platform.
Through our partnership with Energy Solutions, AQ has committed to maintain and grow our own sustainability efforts through Energy Solutions' Instant Rebates! program for FES equipment dealers. The Instant Rebates! program allows participants to earn incentives while savings customers money at the point of sale. AQ users can filter their search results on our platform to view energy-efficient equipment by selecting the “Rebates Available” filter from the toolbar in AQ CPQ. Every piece of eligible equipment listed on AQ has a “Rebates” badge on its product listing.
This initiative boosts your bottom line by expediting the waiting period you’d normally expect from traditional rebate programs through an easy-to-use online portal and shorter payment periods. Here’s a view of what the process for dealers looks like:
This technology-driven model eliminates reliance on months of paperwork between you and your customer by allowing you to submit your sales information directly online. It’s a win-win deal for everyone involved.
ITW has taken advantage of AQ’s and Energy Solutions’ Instant Rebates! partnership by enabling the "Rebates" tag on eligible product listings across its family of brands. Rebates-eligible products from these brands range from Traulsen’s reach-in heated cabinets to Stero’s conveyor-type dishwashers and more. Hobart, an ITW brand, launched a new ENERGY STAR-certified Ventless Rack-Conveyor dish machine with an energy recovery system that lowers the amount of energy consumed by 30% per rack when compared to competitor models.
The following are just some examples of participating AQ product listings from ITW brands:
Stero ER44 Dishwasher, Conveyor Type
Vulcan 1ER50C Fryer, Electric, Floor Model, Full Pot
Vulcan VCCG36-AS Griddle, Gas, Countertop
The success of these efforts is evident in the Instant Rebates! program’s expansion providing additional coverage from utility companies across more states throughout the United States. You can expect to get paid alongside the full rebate within two weeks of submission and approval, removing the reservations you might have about long-awaited payments. So not only does your customer realize the rebate as a discount at purchase, but your company will feel that boost to your margins quickly as well. It's a no brainer to incorporate this solution into your business model. You can learn more about the program’s details and how to enroll here.