Hoshizaki provides the edge for ice

The world’s leading refrigeration and ice machine manufacturer will expand its ice portfolio in early 2019 with the KM Edge

Hoshizaki, the world’s leading refrigeration and ice machine manufacturer, is pleased to announce that its ice portfolio will be expanding further at the start of 2019, thanks to the launch of the ‘KM Edge’ – a range of machines that produces more ice, uses less energy and cycles up to half as many times as similar competitor models.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of facilities with a high demand for ice, the latest addition to the Hoshizaki ice machine portfolio is able to a produce a vast quantity of ice in a highly sustainable and efficient way thanks to Hoshizaki’s CycleSaver® design. This unique design allows for the same quantity of ice in approximately half as many cycles, thus allowing operators to make significant energy savings. The reduction in cycles helps to preserve the life of the machine, minimising any possible maintenance requirements.

To further enhance efficiency and maintenance, Hoshizaki has also introduced an EverCheck™ Control Board with audible alarm and diagnostics to the new units, allowing service technicians to diagnose problems with ease.


Producing consistently sized crescent shaped ice cubes, the KM edge proves ideal for larger facilities looking for a versatile ice solution. In particular, the slender, curved shape of the crescent ice cube will appeal to facilities that offer bottles such as champagne, on ice, with the slender, curved shape of the crescent cube allowing bottles to easily sit amongst the ice in the bucket.

The unique shape of this ice makes for an aesthetic addition to a wide variety of drinks, whilst the crescent shape can also be easily blended in comparison to a standard square cube. Finally, the crescent shaped cube also allows the KM edge’s ice bin storage to be optimised, allowing a higher volume of ice cubes to be stored.

Roz Scourfield, national sales manager at Hoshizaki UK comments: “The new KM Edge Ice Machine has been designed to deliver the very highest of ice standards on an increased output that is required by the busiest of sites. Suited to a wide range of facilities with significant demand for ice, including hotels, stadiums and restaurants, the new KM Edge models allows operators increased flexibility and productivity thanks to its distinctive double surface design and crescent shaped cubes.

“The new KM Edge units serve to further expand Hoshizaki’s leading range of ice solutions, strengthening the versatility of the portfolio and delivering enhanced flexibility to even the most demanding of facilities”

Further details:

The price for the Hoshizaki KM Edge range starts from £1690+VAT. For more information on the KM Edge ice machine, or to find out about any of the other appliances in the Hoshizaki portfolio, please visit www.hoshizaki-europe.com or call 01322 616 900.

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