Hubbard Systems

Hubbard Systems is the UK’s leading and longest established specialist distributor of Scotsman commercial and industrial ice making machines and accessories. In 2017, Hubbard Systems was appointed the UK distributor for Comenda warewashers, which are available via dealers nationwide.
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Scotsman wins Innovation Award with compact-colossus icemaker

Scotsman’s latest icemaker, the NW 1408, has won an Innovation Award.  The model breaks new ground by delivering a massive 700kg of ice per day in an ‘industry standard’ footprint just 760mm (30”) wide.  The innovation gong was given to Scotsman in the annual FEJ (Foodservice Equipment Journal) equipment awards.

“We are absolutely delighted that Scotsman’s innovative design has been recognised in this way,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, the main UK distributor for Scotsman.  “Ice consumption is growing, but so is pressure on back of house space.  The NW 1408 is a direct response to customer demand for bigger ice production from a smaller footprint.”  (more…)

Hubbard Systems expands sales team

Rob Baughan to develop business in East Anglia and North London

Following its appointment by The Ali Group as UK distributor of the Comenda ware washer range, Hubbard Systems is expanding its sales and customer support team. The latest recruit is Robert Baughan, whose role is Business Development Manager for East Anglia and North London. He will look after both the Comenda and the Scotsman brands.

Rob is a sales professional who has spent most of his career in the media. “The focus there is to drill down to find out exactly what the customer wants, then to provide a solution to match,” he says.

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Scotsman breaks the mould with new, high capacity slim-fitting icemaker

NW1408, available through Hubbard Systems, combines compact design with an unrivalled output

Hubbard Systems has launched a new Scotsman ice machine capable of producing almost 700kg of ice per day, yet able to fit into the industry standard 760mm (30”) wide format.  This latest member of the NW Series, the NW 1408, is known as the Slim Fitter.  It breaks new ground in being the market’s only 30” machine capable of producing such a high volume of ice.

The NW 1408 is one of Scotsman’s vertical evaporator range of products.  A modular machine, sitting on top of a separate ice bin, it makes either full-sized 12g dice ice cubes or 6g half dice ice cubes.

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Hubbard Systems goes large for Hotelympia 2018

New ranges from Scotsman and Comenda to be launched

Hubbard Systems has signed up to take its biggest ever stand at Hotelympia for the 2018 show. The company will use the exhibition to launch new products from both Scotsman and Comenda.

Full details of the new models are yet to be revealed. However, Scotsman is likely to show the latest developments for its upcoming range of icemaker systems using ‘greener’ technologies. Meanwhile Comenda is developing several new lines, including a smart, chic and ultra-efficient undercounter ware washer.

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The ice guide part 4: Scale Ice – in a world of its own

Ice is ice is ice, right? Wrong. Here’s the low down on SCALE ICE from Hubbard, the ice experts. 

Scale ice is the coldest type of ice, because it is very dry, having just 2% residual water content.  Many scale ice machines use salt water, which is one of several reasons scale ice is not appropriate for popping into your average G&T or Scotch on the rocks.  Scale ice is used in industrial situations, for example, in the fishing industry.  It’s even used on trawlers in the high seas, to store fish catches.  Marine grade scale ice machines need to be tough enough to survive extreme conditions – which calls for a Scotsman!

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Xmas drinks: keeping ice clean this Christmas

Hubbard Systems offers advice on ice hygiene for the festive season

Christmas puts pressure on staff, but when it comes to ice for all those Christmas cocktails they need to keep cleanliness in mind; especially with media scare stories highlighting the problem of dirty ice.  Ice is a food and looking after it hygienically is a food safety issue.  However, the ice experts at Hubbard Systems, UK distributor for Scotsman icemakers, say keeping ice clean is relatively easy.  (more…)

Comenda F4EHR dishwasher: compact footprint, big load, great value

Hubbard’s economical front loader

The latest version of Comenda’s F4EHR front loader dishwasher combines advanced features with a budget-friendly price. While its footprint is the same as the smaller F3E units, it also has an extra high door, with 400mm clearance, so it can accept bigger dishes and larger loads.

The F4EHR is ideal for buyers looking for a reliable undercounter machine on a budget. Manufactured by Comenda in Italy, it is marketed in the UK by Hubbard Systems, which backs the machines with an unrivalled customer support package.

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Heathrow cocktail bar’s ice pick: a Scotsman cuber and a Scotsman flaker

For top drinks presentation, The Commission goes for ice variety

Airedale uses Hubbard’s ice expertise for enticing bar

Airports can be nerve-wracking places for travellers.  What they need is somewhere to relax.  That’s why The Commission, the new restaurant and cocktail bar at Heathrow’s Terminal 4, is so popular.  A Drake & Morgan site, it’s operated by hospitality and food service company Delaware North and provides upscale casual dining and cocktails – the perfect ‘de-stress’ combination.  When it came to specifying ice machines for the new kitchen, the Airedale Group, the company project managing the installation, chose Scotsman, which is marketed in the UK by Hubbard Systems.

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Leading UK warewasher expert joins Hubbard Systems

After Hobart and Dawson, Mellor looks forward to building the Comenda brand

One of the catering equipment industry’s most experienced dishwasher specialists, Jonathan Mellor, has joined Hubbard Systems as Technical Sales Manager responsible for the Comenda brand.  Mellor has twenty years’ experience in commercial dishwashing, working with Hobart and Dawson MMP.

The move follows Hubbard Systems’ appointment as UK distributor of the Comenda brand by The Ali Group.  “We aim to offer the same level of customer support for Comenda as we do for Scotsman icemakers,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems.  “That means recruiting the top experts in the industry – and Jonathan certainly fits the bill.”

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Self-service supercubes help hotel guests keep their cool

Scotsman ice machines installed in top London hotel

The London Marriott Hotel Regents Park is a luxury 4-star hotel with 311 rooms based in the heart of North London. Recently it has undergone extensive modernisation, with a new spacious lobby and each floor being upgraded to meet the expectations of modern travellers, with smart technology and stylish design inspired by the local area.

One of the recent trends in upmarket hotels has been to provide guests with more opportunities for self-service. As part of this, Scotsman DXG35 ice dispensers from Hubbard Systems have been installed in the public areas on each floor, allowing guests to have access to ice whenever they need it.

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