Winner of the Mercury Award 2018

The 2018 winner

Sola Airline Cutlery B.V. has won the 2018 Mercury Award in the category Equipment Passenger!

What are the Mercury Awards?

The Mercury’s is the most prestigious award in the travel catering business worldwide. All nominees are judged by a professional jury. Key points are the product itself, pro-activity, innovation and the environmental impact.

Finalists were announced in December 2018 in Abu Dhabi, and we are proud to be the winner in this category.

What product has won?

Pattern Durban

The winner is pattern Durban, but this special version is made with a hollow handle. This means that the design looks like an exclusive cutlery piece, but the weight difference is phenomenal.

What are the advantages of hollow handle cutlery?

Hollow handle is a technique where 2 parts are welded together, creating the handle. The blade is then soldered or inserted on the handle. There are various options possible. With Durban we use this technique for a more modern cutlery set. It means you will have the look, but not the weight that is expected considering its size.

For the airline business any weight saving is important. With this technique you can achieve weight reduction and consequently fuel savings.

Pattern Siena & Eclipse

Siena and Eclipse are new cutlery designs that were recently put in our collection. They are made from the finest quality steel, best craftsmanship and best finish.

Pattern Siena
Pattern Eclipse

What to do next?

The Mercury’s has its reputation. Being announced a winner proves a lot. You can also benefit from the advantages that are judged and awarded. We are more than willing to advise and assist you further in how this technique can work for you too.

Please contact the person responsible for your area and we will guide you through the whole process.