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Felix Storch, Inc. Achieves Iso 9001:2015

Appliance Manufacturer Reaffirms Its Commitment To Quality & Customer Satisfaction With the Latest International Quality Management Standards

Bronx, NY, March 9, 2017—Felix Storch Inc. (FSI), a manufacturer and distributor of specialty appliances, has upgraded its ISO certification from 9001:2008 to the newest quality management standard, 9001:2015. The company has been serving the residential, medical, commercial, and hospitality markets since 1969 and received its initial ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2015.

“We have always emphasized quality in both our products and operations, so achieving ISO 9001:2015 is a natural and important step for our company,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “Upgrading to the newest standard was a positive challenge, as it helped our business improve our overall operational and management systems.”

To obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification, FSI’s management and administration system was evaluated by QAS International, a certification system that has been operating internationally for over twenty years. FSI was approved as an OEM manufacturer of specialty major appliances for the medical, commercial, hospitality, and residential markets.

ISO 9001:2015 is the latest of the 9001 quality management standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The newest standards include a greater emphasis on continuous improvement, leadership engagement, risk assessment, and supply chain management.

In addition to ISO 9001:2015 certification, FSI’s calibration laboratory under its Accucold medical division has ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification through Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. This laboratory is used for calibrating temperature monitoring equipment for medical, scientific, and commercial refrigeration markets.

Summit Appliance Introduces Quieter & More Efficient Minibars For The Hotel Industry

Solid State Models Offer Huge Savings & Safer Operation Over Absorption Models

Bronx, NY, October 17th, 2016—Summit Appliance introduces a new line of silent minibars designed and priced to offer huge advantages over standard absorption units. Using an innovative Peltier heat pump system, the MBH series provides an environmentally friendly, energy-saving alternative for the hotel industry at an even lower cost.

Known for its extensive lineup of smaller kitchen appliances, Summit has a long relationship with the hospitality industry, often furnishing complete hotel suites with ranges, refrigerators, cooktops, and microwaves. After years of offering absorption minibars, the Bronx-based manufacturer is now looking at more efficient alternatives.

"Many of our hotel customers demand noiseless refrigeration, which you can’t achieve using a compressor-based refrigerator. On the other hand, silent absorption minibars pose some risk due to the dangers of ammonia they use in their cooling system," says Paul Storch, president of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our solid state thermoelectric models produce the same silent result as absorption units but with safer, greener construction."

Based on laboratory tests, Summit’s MBH series of solid and glass door minibars uses 30% less energy than absorption models. Because these units do not contain any fans or other moving parts, the vibration-free operation is absolutely silent, while the cooling system utilizes non-CFC-containing materials for a smaller carbon footprint.

Summit’s MBH minibar series is now available. To learn more, visit www.summitappliance.com/minibars or call 1-800-932-4267.

Accucold By Summit Appliance Launches New Company Website

Medical & Laboratory Refrigeration Brand Redesigns Website For an Improved User Experience

Bronx, NY, August 9, 2016—Accucold, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., has launched a new mobile-friendly website design for its medical, laboratory, and scientific refrigeration product line. The new version of www.medicalrefrigerators.com was developed to create an easier customer experience in navigating the company's large product catalog, as well as provide various resources for the laboratory refrigeration industry.

Accucold specializes in manufacturing refrigerators and freezers for a variety of healthcare and scientific applications, from general purpose use in staff rooms to vaccine storage in hospitals. The website organizes the product catalog by application to help guide users to the proper feature level. All product categories include multiple search filters to enable users to narrow down their product choices to their exact specifications.

"The institutional refrigeration industry covers a very diverse range of products and applications," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our medical division website has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of customers, from pharmacies that need a compact locking refrigerator to laboratories searching for freezers than can store biological samples at ultra low temperatures." The website also includes products from Felix Storch, Inc.’s PureTherm division of warming cabinets.

In addition to the new layout, the website also includes several resources for medical refrigeration users including temperature conversion charts, FAQs about vaccine storage, and best practices for using institutional appliances. To learn more, visit medicalrefrigerators.com.

Accucold By Summit Appliance Introduces A New Nist Calibrated Usb Data Logger With Advanced Features

Temperature Logger Now Comes Standard With Alarm & User-Set Recording Intervals

Bronx, NY, January 17, 2016—Temperature logging is more convenient with Accucold by Summit Appliance’s newest USB data logger. The NIST calibrated DL2 allows users to set their own recording intervals and includes added user-friendly features for easier monitoring.

Designed for use with refrigerators or freezers, the DL2 is calibrated in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified laboratory. The logger is accurate to .5ºC when recording temperature in a unit that runs anywhere between -10 to 10ºC. Data is recorded to an included 4GB USB flash drive that allows users to track and analyze temperature using any PC or Mac-based software. For added monitoring convenience, the DL2 includes a user-programmable high/low temperature alarm and a digital readout of the temperature viewable in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

"Several years ago, we introduced a USB data logger that allowed our customers to record all temperature data to a USB flash drive," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our customers loved the functionality, but requested a few added features and more recording flexibility. We incorporated their feedback into the new design to create the perfect logger to meet those needs."

The DL2 can be factory installed on any Accucold appliance or ordered separately for aftermarket installation as the DL2Kit.The actual logger is sized less than one inch in height so that it can be placed on top of a refrigerator installed under a counter.

To learn more, visit www.summitappliance.com/datalogger or call 1-800-932-4267.

Summit Appliance Provides Extensive Options For Tiny And Micro Kitchens

Refrigeration, Cooking, and Laundry Appliances Create Complete Kitchen Convenience With Limited Floor Space

Bronx, NY, November 17, 2015—Architects and interior designers are finding new ways to give homeowners a full kitchen in less than half the space. Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., produces a complete line of appliances designed for tiny and micro-kitchens.

From thin-line refrigeration to induction cooktops and even a new speed oven, Summit Appliance specializes in creating space-conscious appliances that offer full function and capacity. They offer a diverse line of refrigerators and matching frost-free freezers sized from 15” to 24” wide that can be installed under counters or in stackable space-saving sets. Slim upright refrigerator-freezers with unique counter depths are also available to give modern and traditional options based on the size and layout of the kitchen.

Summit Appliance’s most popular undercounter units, such as the 18” wide FF1843B refrigerator and matching SCFF1842 freezer, are offered with several finish options to best match any kitchen design. Choices for the undercounter line include white, black, stainless steel, and panel-ready options.

“With more and more living spaces decreasing the size of kitchens, we’ve seen a greater need for appliances with smaller footprints than the standard 30” stove and refrigerator,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “With our extensive micro line, even the smallest studio apartment or container home can keep all the conveniences of a working kitchen without wasting an inch of space.”

In addition to Summit’s slim refrigeration line, other uniquely sized appliances include 18” wide dishwashers, 20” and 24” wide ranges, and 12” wide induction, electric, and LP or natural gas cooktops. The newest addition to the line is the CMV24, a 24” wide built-in speed oven that allows space-challenged kitchens to have a microwave, convection oven, and grill in one unit. For laundry needs, Summit offers several all-in-one washer/dryer combinations.

To learn more about Summit’s small kitchen line, visit www.summitappliance.com/microkitchen or call 1-800-932-4267.

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