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Some models are even available for next day delivery – just like the good old days!

Some models are even available for next day delivery – just like the good old days! At a time when many equipment suppliers are struggling with product delays and shortages, Hubbard Systems has some good news: there is currently good stock of Scotsman ice machines in the UK. Some models are even available for next day delivery – just like the good old days! Others are available to order and are typically delivered in eight weeks or less. The supply is thanks to the fact that Scotsman continued to manufacture throughout the pandemic, while Hubbard Systems continued to order stock to ensure that they would be able to satisfy UK demand once things returned to normal. “Both Scotsman and Hubbard took something of a calculated gamble and it’s paid off,” says Pete Gray, managing director of Hubbard Systems, which distributes the full Scotsman range in the UK. “As things stand, we are well positioned to fulfil customer needs, and we are picking up a lot of new business.” However, Gray adds that things may get more difficult if the shortage of components continues. “Scotsman has been very good at finding new sources of supply, but the bottom line is this is a global issue. For now we continue to do everything in our power to maintain stocks and fulfil orders as speedily as possible.” Almost all Scotsman machines are now fitted with the XSafe sanitising system, which kills bacteria and viruses including Covid-19. XSafe helps reduce contamination by more than 99%, as well as prolonging the working life of the equipment by up to 30% while reducing cleaning costs by at least 50%. As well as killing bacteria and viruses, it significantly reduces the formation of mould, yeast, mildew, slime and odours. At a time when many equipment suppliers are struggling with product delays and shortages, Hubbard Systems has some good news: there is currently good stock of Scotsman ice machines in the UK.  Some models are even available for next day delivery – just like the good old days!  Others are available to order and are typically delivered in eight weeks or less. (more…)

Ice Innovations at the London Coffee Festival

London Coffee Fest: Top barista demonstrates iced coffee concepts on Scotsman stand

Acclaimed barista will be showcasing his exclusive coffee based drinks

London Coffee Festival – Stand number SO4, 31st March-3rd April 2022 at The Truman Brewery, London

Scotsman will be attending the London Coffee Festival on March 31st-3rd April 2022 discussing how ice is a vital addition to any coffee shop, with the help of Scotsman’s iced coffee expert Michalis Dimitrakopoulos.  Visitors to Scotsman’s stand will also get the chance to experience the new Legacy concept ice machine. Designed as Scotsman’s vision of the future of ice machines, the legacy features an eye catching design using black stainless steel, tempered glass and a special alloy finish.  Ice experts from Scotsman’s UK distributor, Hubbard Systems, will be on stand to answer visitor questions. (more…)

The future of icemakers: Scotsman unveils Legacy concept at Host 2021

Modern retro design delivers striking performance and striking looks

Scotsman LegacyThe Legacy from Scotsman is a concept that the company believes shows the future of ice machines.  Unveiled at Host 2021, the self-contained icemaker features a variety of innovations, ranging from the materials it is made from to its internal components.  And while these innovations deliver significant benefits, not least an increased production capacity compared to the equivalent EC Scotsman machine, it will probably be the striking looks – black, sleek, glossy and contoured – that create a buzz with visitors to Host. (more…)

Industry Recognition for Scotsman XSafe…

We are pleased to announce that Scotsman XSafe has been shortlisted for two awards in the RAC Cooling Industry awards

The categories which XSafe have been shortlisted are:

1) Covid Frontline Achievement Award
2) Refrigeration Product of the Year – System or Standalone

The winners are announced on the 21st October 2021.
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The Cooling Industry Awards have been running for 17 years and in that time they have won widespread respect amongst the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and importantly their customers. They bring around 50 experts together from across the supply chain for their distinctive face-to-face judging round.

Simply being considered for the awards is a great achievement, we wish all of the other nominees the best of luck!

Learn more about Scotsman XSafe – Click HERE >>>

Cold Stoarage Made Simple with Quick-Box

Hubbard now supplying flexible range of coldrooms from Friulinox

Hubbard Systems is now supplying the Quick-box range of coldrooms from Friulinox. Designed to be a flexible, competitively priced cold storage solution, they are available in 22 sizes and with a comprehensive range of customisation options making them suitable for a range of uses. (more…)

Hubbard Helps Smaller Kitchens Chill Fast with Friulinox

Range of compact blast chillers and freezers now available

Hubbard Systems is now distributing Friulinox’s compact ‘Chilly’ and ‘Go’ ranges of blast chillers and blast freezers in the UK. They provide operators who are looking to take advantage of food preparation systems like cook-chill and cook-freeze, but who only have limited space, a variety of powerful options for safely blast chilling and freezing food with no reduction of food quality. (more…)

Friulinox and Hubbard Systems form exciting distribution partnership

Friulinox LogoHubbard is new UK distributor for renowned Italian refrigeration manufacturer.

Hubbard Systems is delighted to announce it is now the UK distributor for the range of specialist refrigeration products made by Friulinox.

Founded in 1972, Italian manufacturer Friulinox has established a reputation for the quality of its products. The company’s range includes refrigeration equipment designed for a variety of catering and foodservice businesses, along with specialist equipment designed for the needs of bakeries, ice cream parlours, pizzerias, butchers and fishmongers.


Will you have enough ice?

Will you have enough ice?As the lockdown begins to ease and businesses like pubs, restaurants and hotels begin to welcome back guests, poorly maintained or badly decommissioned equipment can often fail on re-start creating headaches for the operator.

Will you have enough ice to serve your customers?

Hubbard Systems can offer a range of services to help get your Scotsman ice making equipment up and running as quickly and effectively as possible.

Cleaning accessories, replacement water filters and genuine spare parts…

Our spare parts department can provide you with everything you need to deep clean your Scotsman ice maker prior to recommissioning. Everything from descaler and sanitising solution, to replacement water filter cartridges and self fit spare parts.

If your ice maker has been left idle for months, it’s essential that you fully deep clean and sanitise the machine before switching it back on. This is to ensure that any airborne bacteria and contamination has been removed. It is recommended that the first four or five ‘dumps of ice’ are removed and discarded to allow the water system to pull through fresh water. If you have a inline water filter fitted, it is recommended that this is replaced (regardless of use) as lack of water flow can sometimes cause these filters to fail. (more…)

Independently Tested to be Effective Against SARS-Cov-2!


XSafe - Proven to be effective against SARS-Cov-2 virusesWe are pleased to announce that XSafe, our revolutionary natural integrated cleaning system, has been proven to inactivate Covid 19 virus.

A recent study conducted by BCS Laboratories (USA) shows and certifies that the Ultraviolet Disinfection System at the heart of the XSafe system inactivates more than 99.999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) in less than one second.

Scotsman XSafe Kills SARS-CoV-2 Viruses

BCS Laboratories is an ISO/IEC 17025 certified USA-based laboratory, which is also accredited by several US institutions such as US Centres for Disease Control, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Agriculture, and the Florida Department of Health.

This very important study joins other official publications about XSafe technology, all demonstrating XSafe effectiveness on viruses and bacteria. (more…)

Scotsman launches XSafe retro-fit kit

New kit is compatible with all Scotsman icemakers, from compacts to high volume systems

Scotsman XSafe Retro-Fit KitWe’re excited to announce that we have now launched a kit allowing operators to retro-fit the XSafe sanitising system to existing Scotsman icemakers.

XSafe is now fitted as standard on most Scotsman machines.  The system is proving so popular that Scotsman has decided to develop the new retro-fit kit, so that existing customers could maximise the hygiene standards of their previously installed Scotsman models.

Make your current ice maker XSAFE!


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