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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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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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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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Dirty ice: in the news yet again

Hubbard calls for industry to crack down on hygiene practices

BBC’s Watchdog programme has found bacteria from faeces in ice in three top coffee shop chains.
Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range of ice machines, says it’s about time the industry cracked down on the poor hygiene practices that lead to the issue.  “It’s not like we haven’t seen this before,” says Mark Stebbings, technical and aftercare manager at Hubbard Systems.  “Every year for as long as I can remember the issue comes up.  And every year ice machine suppliers point out the simple measures that need to be taken to sort it out.”

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The ice guide part 4: Nugget Ice Cubes – fast, flexible ice

All ice is ice, right?  Wrong.  Here’s the lowdown on NUGGET ICE CUBES from Hubbard, the ice experts. 

She may not be the prettiest in the glass, but nugget ice sure is fast! The original “chewable” ice, its versatility, speed and relatively low cost makes it a popular choice for a wide range of applications, from fast food outlets to hotels.

Because it’s made from compacted flake ice, production is super-fast.  Nugget’s compact size also works well not just for chilling drinks but for food display and blending, too. While it’s not as attractive as its dice ice cube and supercube siblings, it’s a delight to bite!

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The ice guide part 3: Dice Ice – all-rounder or jack of all trades?

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

StampaDice ice is a bit of an all-rounder. We’re talking about the classic six-sided rectangular or square ice cubes – they come in dice (typically about 10g), half dice (6g) and large dice (17g).

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Endless ice with the Scotsman ice tower

Hubbard launches compact undercounter icemaker that can produce ice all day long

The demand for ice is growing across all sectors of the hospitality and catering industries.  Trends like self-service “bottomless drinks” in the fast food sector mean that operators need economical and reliable sources of ice in large amounts. Simultaneously, increasing pressures on space mean they need equipment to be as compact as possible.

The Scotsman Ice Tower 56 from Hubbard Systems is an undercounter unit measuring 539mm(w) X 664mm(d) X 720mm(h) with a counter top dispenser. Despite its compact size it’s capable of producing 500kg of nugget ice in a 24 hour period – which means it can dispense a virtually endless supply, on tap.

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Ice confusion? There’s an app for that…

Scotsman launches ice machine configurator app for iPhones and Android

The Scotsman Ice App 2The Scotsman Ice App helps users choose the right machine and ice type_edited-1For operators and specifiers who don’t know which ice machine they need, there’s an app that can help.  With the Scotsman Ice app, the user simply goes to the ice machine configurator, selects what sort of ice they want from a scrolling menu (gourmet cube, dice ice, flake ice, nugget ice and so on) and then selects how much ice per day they want, again from a menu.  The app shows them which Scotsman ice machines are suitable for their selections.

“The app is a great tool for operators, buyers, dealers and consultants,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK.  “I’m not aware of there being anything else quite like it in the ice machine world.  It’s dead easy to use and navigate, and it’s packed with useful information.”

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