Hoshizaki the natural choice for restaurant


27 June 2017
The ice flake display at ROKA's Aldwych restaurant in London
Hoshizaki has extended its naturally refrigerated Emerald Class of icemakers, with 17 models across both IM (cube) and FM (flake) machines now available in the UK.

The hydrocarbon used in Hoshizaki machines is an environmentally sustainable natural compound made up of hydrogen and carbon produced by decomposed organic matter, with zero effect on ozone and negligible GWP.
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Hoshizaki's IM-130ANE-HC hydrocarbon ice maker
‚ÄčHamish Brown, group executive chef at ROKA Restaurants, said: “We use Hoshizaki ice makers throughout ROKA for their superior quality and reliability. The opening of our Aldwych restaurant in 2014 coincided with the launch of Hoshizaki’s environmentally friendly Emerald Class range which we had no hesitation in specifying. As a group, we are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint however and wherever we can so the move to Emerald Class was a very easy decision.”
Hoshizaki says every Emerald Class HC machine uses less energy than its HFC equivalent. It claims the IM-240, which has a production capacity of 220kgs per 24 hours, saves over 40% which in real terms, based on an average business electricity rate of 9.50p per kWh, equating to a saving of £682 per year. Assuming the machine was well looked after and running well, this would mean savings of almost £7000 over a 10 year period.

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