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Patton Limited 

Judges’ Comments:

Patton Limited manufactures and supplies commercial refrigeration equipment.

Established in 1923 in Christchurch, it was acquired this year by Beijer Ref based in Sweden and combined with another New Zealand manufacturer.

Their company’s highly experienced Chief Executive Officer Sameer Handa continues in an expanded role.

It is a credit to Mr Handa and his management team that the sometimes-difficult change management process has been navigated soundly and that the enlarged group in New Zealand is in good shape to take advantage of new opportunities.

We were also very impressed with the way Patton Limited has more than doubled its business in India in the last five years.

India is the world’s largest producer of milk and also the biggest producer of fruit and vegetables.

Patton Limited sees this as a huge opportunity to grow in this market as the demand for refrigeration accelerates.

We have no hesitation in commending Patton Limited as the Supreme Winner of the Indian Business Awards for 2015.


Supreme Business of the Year-Joyce, Healy & Handa

Steven Joyce with Anthony Healy and Sameer Handa

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