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Scotsman Ice News


Eye-catching ice for The Hoste

Iconic boutique hotel installs a Scotsman in the cellar

Scotsman ice machine at The HosteThe Hoste is one of Norfolk’s most iconic boutique hotels, lying in the heart of the Royal Coast. It has a great reputation, both with travellers and locals, for individual style and excellent service. Six out of ten people who stay at the hotel become regular guests.   With 62 bedrooms, three restaurant areas, two bars and a walled garden for functions, as well as an outside drinking area, the hotel can be serving as many as 520 customers at any one time. And that calls for a lot of ice!

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Scotsman rise to the ice tower challenge

New Ice Tower 56 capable of producing ice non-stop all day

Scotsman Ice Tower from Hubbard SystemsWith the demand for ice increasing across the catering and hospitality industries, and trends like self-dispensing “bottomless drinks” sweeping the fast food and family dining sectors, operators are looking for reliable and economical sources of large amounts of ice. However, as pressure on space continues, they also need ice machines that are as compact as possible.

To help meet this demand, Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman Ice Tower 56, which is capable of producing 485kg of high-quality nugget ice in a 24 hour period. What’s more, the machine is an undercounter unit, measuring just 539mm(w) X 664mm(d) X 720mm(h), with a counter top dispenser.

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The greening of ice

Hubbard Systems introduces new Scotsman hydrocarbon modelsThe Scotsman MV430 icemaker on a SB322 ice bin, both available through Hubbard Systems for facebook

Hydrocarbons are well known for their low environmental impact and have been used in small capacity and reduced refrigerant-charge systems with great success. With the development of more efficient compressors this greener refrigerant is now available for bigger ice machines.

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Eco-friendly flake ice for industry

Hubbard Systems launches Scotsman superflaker with hydrocarbon refrigerantScotsman MF57 ice maker with CartRBC500

Flake ice is used extensively in a variety of sectors, from food processing to fisheries to pharmaceuticals, not only to refrigerate products but also to protect perishables.  With pressure growing to reduce industry’s impact on the environment, Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman MF 57, a modular flake ice machine that runs on an eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant, R290.

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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.

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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 sales@hubbardsystems.co.uk or visit www.scotsman-ice.co.uk


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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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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