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You’re not in Otley anymore…

Hubbard Systems relocates to a new site in Great Blackenham

Hubbard Systems, the UK distributor of Scotsman ice machines, has moved from its original location in Otley, Suffolk, to the nearby Claydon Business Park, Great Blackenham. The new building is situated five miles north of Ipswich, only a mile from the A14, giving fast access to major trunk routes.


What’s your ice type?

Hubbard Systems latest brochure simplifies choosing an ice machine

Supercube, flake, superflake, dice, scale, cubelet or nugget? With so manyNew Hubbard Systems' brochure helps determine your ice type different types of ice it’s important to find the right one to suit the application. Hubbard Systems has launched a brochure to help venues get the right ice machine and ice type for their requirements.

The “What’s your ice type?” brochure explores the different varieties and shapes of ice and the application they are best suited to – so that operators get the best out of their ice. To make things even easier, Hubbard matches the ice type with the appropriate Scotsman machine.

For example, drinks such as G&T and Scotch on the rocks, need good-looking, crystal clear ice with a slow melt rate so that the drink isn’t diluted. For this the brochure shows that gourmet Supercubes fit the bill.

But hard, Supercube ice is murder on blenders, so for blended cocktails or food displays a different type of ice is required.

Choosing the machine is just the beginning. It is important to consider where it will go and what services it will need – from plumbing to water and waste, to regular maintenance, servicing and cleaning, and even choosing the right capacity ice storage bin for modular machines. The brochure highlights all this and more, providing a full, in-depth guide to choosing the right ice machine.

The brochure is available on request from Hubbard Systems and is available to download from the Hubbard website.

For more information on the full range of Scotsman ice machines, and details of local stockists, freephone Hubbard Systems on 0800 616559, call 01473 350045 email or visit

Smart and sustainable: Hubbard Systems’ energy-saving, intelligent Scotsman Prodigy ice machines

hubbard scotsman prodigy smallHubbard Systems has launched ice makers that it claims are the smartest yet when it comes to sustainability. The Scotsman Prodigy-MV machines offer a sustainable and reliable way to create fresh, attractive ice.

Scotsman Prodigy-MV machines are self-monitoring modular ice makers. The front-located AutoAlert indicator lights make upkeep practically foolproof by constantly communicating information about the machine’s operating status, using easy-to-understand universal symbols. It signals when it’s time to perform routine maintenance or to call for service – before it is an emergency.

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Keep your customers, visitors & staff safe…

Hand Sanitiser Dispenser from Hubbard SystemsPROTECT YOUR STAFF, CUSTOMERS & VISITORS!

Taylor UK have launched a range of liquid hand sanitiser dispensers to help customers protect their staff and customers from the Covid-19 and other germs or viruses.

The freestanding designs and stainless steel construction makes them idea for busy customer and visitor areas as they can be easily re-positioned for maximum effect and use. Locate them near entrances and doorways or near serve-over displays to give your visitors reassurance that you’re taking the crisis seriously and have their well being at the forefront of your operation. (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 Systems: An 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.

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Hubbard Systems Buzz Attracts Byron

Hubbard Expands Scotsman Sales Team

Adam Byron of Hubbard Systems has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Adam Byron as regional sales manager for the Midlands and Northern England.

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What’s Your Ice-Type?

Hubbard Systems highlights ice choice and shows new energy-saving Scotsman’s Prodigy ice machines

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

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