In a dazzling display of history and achievement, Patton, a renowned name in the world of HVAC&R industry, celebrated its 100th anniversary with an exquisite Gala Dinner held on the 4th November 2023. This momentous event took place at The Great Room, Cordis Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, marking a century of excellence, innovation, and dedication.
The Gala Dinner was hosted by Antonia Prebble, a beloved New Zealand artist and presenter, who's engaging presence set the stage for a night.
The event saw the gathering of approximately 120 distinguished guests, each contributing to Patton's remarkable journey. Among those in attendance were Patton staff members from across New Zealand, Patton's valued customers, and esteemed suppliers who have been integral to the company's growth. The presence of Jonas Steen, COO APAC of Beijer Ref and the directors from Beijer Ref in Australia, Thailand, and India added a touch of international prestige.
One of the highlights of the evening was the captivating entertainment, featuring a dynamic music band that set the tone for an evening of celebration and joy. Guests were treated to mesmerising dance performances, adding a touch of elegance and excitement to the event.
A key moment in the Gala Dinner was the Long Service Awards ceremony, where Patton honoured its dedicated employees who have been with the company for many years, contributing significantly to its success.
The evening also witnessed the announcement of the winner of the Patton History Quiz Contest, a fun and interactive way to test the knowledge of the guests about the company's rich history.
As the night progressed, it was time for the cake-cutting ceremony, a symbolic gesture that marked the centenary milestone.
Overall, the Patton 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner was a night to remember, honouring a century of dedication, innovation, and excellence. The event encapsulated the spirit of Patton and its commitment to a future filled with promise and prosperity. Here's to another century of success for Patton and the continued growth of its legacy in the world of HVAC&R.