Scotsman Ice Systems has warned that travel restrictions around the Olympics could hamper its ability to service customers over the summer period.
The company has urged hospitality businesses to plan ahead for a hectic season of public and sporting events to avoid disappointment.
Chris Davis, commercial director of Hubbard Ice Systems, which distributes the brand, says that anybody looking to replace or service an ice machine during the lead up to and the duration of the Olympics may find that normal services are impacted by travel and security restrictions.
“Even though we will all try our best to look after our long-term customers, it would be wise of anyone identifying a potential shortfall in their ice-making capacity to address the problem sooner rather than later and consider early maintenance,” he said.
With a rise in tourists expected over the summer and the additional public holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, hospitality outlets in London will be under enormous pressure to maintain services.
Davis said: “Already we are experiencing a significant upturn in business ahead of the games, especially within the south east of England, where major pub chains are already preparing the ground with planned maintenance and the installation of multiple ice-making machines throughout their estate.”