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Ice on the Q.T.: new undercounter machines make 43% more ice

FEM launches Manitowoc’s new Sotto range of icemakers

SOTTO SeriesManitowoc’s new Sotto range of undercounter ice machines has a redesigned refrigeration system that delivers up to 43% more ice, compared to previous models.  It means even sites with limited backbar space can have plenty of quality ice on tap, right where it’s needed.  Since the machine is front venting, it needs no top or side clearance, so it can be fitted into the most compact of spaces.  Manitowoc icemakers are marketed by FEM (Foodservice Equipment Marketing) and the Sotto range is available through distributors nationwide.  (more…)

Totem: ice on tap for fish counters display

Hubbard launches Scotsman’s new ice display concept for fish retailers

Scotsman Totem ice machine from Hubbard Ice SystemsAn eye-catching display of different varieties of fish on a bed of ice can be a huge customer draw, encouraging sales and impulse buying.  However, the production, storage and loading of the ice onto the display can be a logistical nightmare and point of stress.

To address these issues Scotsman has developed Totem, an ice machine that dispenses ice directly onto the fish display counter. Totem saves space and time while reducing costs – plus it ensures that there is ice at all times to refresh the display. The Scotsman Totem is distributed in the UK through Hubbard Ice Systems.


HIS Buzz Attracts Byron

Hubbard Expands Scotsman Sales Team

Adam Byron of Hubbard Ice SystemsHubbard Ice Systems has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Adam Byron as regional sales manager for the Midlands and Northern England.  Hubbard Ice Systems (HIS) markets the Scotsman range of ice machines.  Following the buyout last year of HTG, Hubbard Ice System’s parent company, the new owners are looking to build on HIS’s reputation for outstanding service and Scotsman’s market-leading range to grow sales.


What’s Your Ice-Type?

Hubbard Ice Systems highlights ice choice and shows new energy-saving Scotsman's Prodigy-MV 806 ice machine is available from Hubbard Ice SystemsScotsman Prodigy ice machines

Stand 1810, Hotelympia, London ExCeL, 28th April to 1st May 2014

Hubbard Ice Systems will be highlighting the different varieties of ice that are available for specific applications in the hospitality market.  Hubbard distributes the market-leading Scotsman range, offering the largest range of models, from compact undercounters to industrial units, and widest choice of ice, including supercubes, dice, half-dice, flake, cubelet and nugget.  On stand 1810, the company will show how different ice types can provide better solutions for specific requirements.  (more…)

Scotsman Ice Duo – flake and cube ice, in one space-saving system

Hubbard Ice Systems launches new ice machine concept

CMYK baseMany nightclubs, hotels and event caterers use two types of ice – cubes for drinks and flake for cocktails and food display.  In the past this has meant two ice machines, two ice storage bins, two lots of services….  Now Hubbard Ice Systems has launched the Ice Duo, a combined system that links an ice cuber and an ice flaker, in a single, space-saving unit.


Manitowoc and FEM announce new ice machine distribution partnership

Some models from the Manitowoc Indigo range, available through FEMFoodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) has entered into a strategic alliance with Manitowoc Foodservice to become the master distributor for all Manitowoc Ice equipment and parts in the UK and Ireland.

Manitowoc Ice is a leading manufacturer of ice machines in the US, recognised for its cutting edge technology and energy-saving designs. Since 1993 FEM, based in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, has been supplying foodservice products, from kitchen utensils to cooking equipment to distributors. (more…)


Market-leading warranty on Manitowoc’s new NEO Series from FEM keeps crystal clear ice close to hand during busy periods

New Manitowoc Neo from FEMIce machines are essential pieces of back-bar kit in pubs, clubs and other catering venues. During busy periods ice machines work constantly to keep up with demand, so they need to be reliable and up to the job. Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) now supplies Manitowoc’s new NEO Series undercounter icemakers which provide new levels in performance, intelligence and convenience to ensure drinks can be served with mountains of ice even when there’s a rush at the bar. (more…)

Big, bold and cold: the stylish, super-supercube from Scotsman

Hubbard Ice Systems launches machines making ultra-cool, extra large ice

The Scotsman super-supercube is an 'XL' 60g in sizeThe supercube or thimble is recognised as the gourmet ice cube for drinks service in terms of cooling, slow melting and crystal clear appearance.  Typically machines make supercubes in a small (8g) or standard (20g) size.  A few are available to make large, 39g cubes.  But these days some operators are looking for more.  Something designer, something that makes a big, bold statement.  Now Hubbard Ice Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK, has launched the ‘super-supercuber’ ice machine.  It makes giant ‘XL’ cubes, weighing 60g, which look stunning in the glass.


Hubbard Scotsman joins ENSE

Hubbard Ice Systems, which distributes the Scotsman range of ice machines, has joined the ENSE buying group. 

Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Ice Systems“We have been looking at ways to enhance the service we deliver to our distributor network,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard.  “ENSE not only gives its dealer members major benefits, it also gives us a competitive advantage in terms of our routes to market.” 

In-house research carried out in April 2013 showed that Hubbard scores highly in terms of its dealer support, and that Scotsman is seen as one of the leading quality icemaker brands.  “The ice machine sector is very competitive.  Membership of ENSE will help us capitalise on the way the market sees both Hubbard and Scotsman,” says Aspin.  “In addition, ENSE’s communications network will help us inform the dealer market about several new products we are launching over the coming months.” (more…)

Ex-Enodis directors invest in Hubbard and Taylor

Martin Wood, CEO of HTG TradingNew owners plan to develop market-leading ice and ice cream equipment specialists

HTG Trading Ltd, the company that owns Hubbard Ice Systems and Taylor UK, has been bought by two former Enodis and Scotsman Industries directors, Dave McCulloch and Dave Wrench. HTG Trading, based in Otley, Suffolk, was previously owned by a venture capital consortium. Hubbard Ice Systems is the UK distributor of Scotsman ice machines. Taylor specialises in ice cream and frozen yogurt equipment.  (more…)