As Scotsman reopens Milan factory, Hubbard confirms healthcare icemaker availability

UK distributor has priority supply of nugget, flake and supercube machines

There are three key types of ice used in hospitals – nugget, flake and supercubes. Hubbard Systems, which distributes the Scotsman range in the UK, has confirmed that it is has arranged for priority stock of machines covering all three types to be made available for the healthcare sector.

“Scotsman’s factory in Milan is now operational, following easing of restrictions in Italy, and the China factory has been at full capacity since February,” says David Rees, marketing manager for Hubbard Systems.

“Deliveries are back on schedule, which means we can ensure that any healthcare customer can get the right ice-making equipment for their application.”

Nugget ice, also known as cubelet, is mainly used for personal hydration where it’s difficult to take on fluids by normal means. Nugget ice is quite soft and easily chewable, so it’s also good for soothing sore throats. Flake ice, being very malleable, is used in a variety of areas, from laboratory work to physiotherapy. Supercube ice cubes have very slow melt rates and so are used for applications such as cold water baths.

Health and safety as top priority

Alessandro De Blasio is vice president sales and marketing at Scotsman International. Following the reopening of the Milan factory he wrote to all Scotsman employees and business partners saying, “Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our employees. Our sales teams, after sales support, and spare part groups, are all working remotely to support all our customers.”

Commenting on the current state of the world he added, “We are called upon to be our best selves, with patience, understanding and compassion.”

Further details:

Hubbard Systems is the UK distributor for the market-leading Scotsman range of icemakers, which is available via dealers nationwide. Hubbard Systems is part of HTG Trading Ltd. For more information and details of local stockists, freephone Hubbard Systems on 0800 616559, call 01473 350045,email or visit

Scotsman Ice Systems and Hubbard Systems

Scotsman is recognised as delivering the market’s most reliable, best built, quality ice machines. It offers a huge range of icemakers for the hospitality, industrial, medical, fish and retail sectors, making a comprehensive variety of ice types. They include supercube ice cubes, dice cubes, half dice cubes, superdice cubes, ice cubelets, nugget ice cubes, flake ice, superflake ice and scale ice. Whatever the application, Scotsman has a commercial ice machine to match.

Scotsman has been associated with Hubbard Systems for nearly 50 years. Hubbard Systems is known for its expertise and for the professionalism of its pre- and after-sales support. In the most recent customer satisfaction survey, Hubbard Systems scored over 90% in all question categories, including ease of contact, enquiry handling, delivery, accuracy and technical support. Hubbard Systems is a division of HTG Trading.

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