Bookham-based fishmonger, Ron Fowler & Son, has installed a Scotsman AF 206 icemaker to provide the ice for its fresh fish, game and poultry display.
The model is capable of generating producing around 200kg of ice per day and measures 950 x 605 x 1,006mm (w/d/h). The Scotsman range is distributed in the UK by Hubbard Systems.
The Scotsman is a compact, self-contained machine with an integral ice bin holding up to 60kg of ice. It is located in the shop’s back room and staff use buckets to carry the ice to wherever it is needed. “We sprinkle ice over the display all day long to ensure everything is in prime condition, so the ice is constantly in demand,” said Ron Fowler & Son’s co-owner, Mark Fowler.
In selecting a new icemaker, the Fowlers were looking for a reliable and easy to look after machine. “The Scotsman is simple to clean, we just give it a scrub out and it’s job done,” Fowler commented.
Whilst the functionality and quality of build were important buying criteria, the back-up service and customer support from the supplier is important, too. “The guys at Hubbard were very helpful and were able to supply a machine very quickly, from stock; they were much faster than anyone else and the price was very competitive,” said Fowler.