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Hoshizaki brings production of two square cube ice machines stateside

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Hoshizaki plans to transfer production of two of its square cube ice machines to Peachtree City, Georgia.

The IM-500SAB stackable and IM-200BAC self-contained ice makers had previously been manufactured in Europe, but production will be moved to the US in an attempt to meet rising demand.

Jon O’Hern, the firm’s director of new product development, said: “The demand for specialty ice shapes is just starting to take off in the Americas, but already exists in Europe.

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“It’s a trend we’ve seen growing and with this move, Hoshizaki America becomes the premier manufacturer of specialty ice machines in the western hemisphere.”

The IM-500SAB was originally brought to the US market in 2014 and has remained largely unchanged in the time since.

It can produce up to 489 lbs of 1-square-inch cubes a day.

The IM-200BAC is a newer, smaller model which is capable of producing 188 lbs. of ice cubes each day and was developed due to the popularity of the IM-500SAB.

The machines both have exteriors manufactured from stainless steel to ensure durability and ease of cleaning.

Hoshizaki has US operations in both Peachtree City and in Griffin, also in Georgia, employing 700 people across its facilities.

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