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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!

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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!


It’s amazingly simple to serve hygienically clean ice – just stick to the rule of five

Periodically ice comes in for a bad press for hygiene reasons. At the moment, with the focus on staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, hygiene has shot to the top of the agenda, so expect ice hygiene to come under the spotlight again before long. We urges operators to stay ahead of the game and check out their ice hygiene procedures to make sure they don’t get caught out.

The first rule of ice hygiene is to keep the machine really, really clean. Recently, Scotsman has launched XSafe, a new system that sanitises the insides of icemakers, destroying 99% of bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses. XSafe is a totally natural sanitation system which is fully integrated inside the ice machine. It operates automatically 24 hours a day 7 days a week to keep your ice making equipment clean and safe substantially reducing the formation of mould, mildew, yeast and slime within the machine. (more…)

Scotsman High Volume Modular Systems get the XSafe Treatment

24/7 sanitising technology covers both icemaker and storage bin

The ground breaking XSafe ice machine hygiene technology is now available on Scotsman modular icemaker setups.  Modular icemakers comprise an icemaker head sitting on top of a separate ice storage bin and are popular in sites that require high volumes of ice. Businesses such as hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs and leisure centres.  A single XSafe system can sanitise both the head and the bin, working 24/7 to enhance hygiene.  XSafe significantly reduces the formation of mould, yeast, mildew, slime and odours and destroys bacteria and viruses – including Covid-19. (more…)

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