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6 August 2009

Scotsman Ice Systems opens a subsidiary office in Madrid, Spain.

World leading ice machine manufacturing company, Scotsman Ice Systems, has opened a fully owned subsidiary office in Madrid, Scotsman Espana, to support its strong market share position and expected growth in the Spanish market.

Scotsman Ice Systems, under the coordination of Frimont SpA, has been present in Spain since 1964, marketing its products through an independent distributor, Messrs. Frau. After the advent of Enodis Inc., the world leading foodservice corporate structure, formed in 2001, Frau was acquired to distribute Scotsman ice machines alongside with other foodservice products belonging to the Group in 2005. The change in ownership of the Enodis Group in November 2008, has led to the sale of The Ice Group, the strongest, single product focus, regroupment of ice machines manufacturing and distribution companies in the world, to Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, and to the formation of the current corporate structure under the name of Scotsman Industries, Inc. .

Through Scotsman Espana, the new subsidiary company, Scotsman will be able to offer enhanced commercial and technical support to customers throughout the Spanish market, whether foodservice equipment manufacturers looking to complete their equipment offerings, existing dealers, hotels - quick service restaurants - food-retail chains, pre-packed ice cubes factories and other industrial applications, and more in general to all Scotsman products end-users.

Commenting on the new subsidiary office, Mr Emanuele Lanzani, Managing Director of Frimont SpA, said, “This investment marks an important chapter in Scotsman Ice Systems ongoing commitment to the Spanish market, where we have been trading 40 years. With a strong local presence, there are many opportunities for Scotsman to assist companies that are striving to raise quality standards and specialisation in all aspects of ice usage, including end-user companies which historically have been loyal to our brand and deserve the benefits offered by our direct support to their daily activities especially during this downturn of Spanish economy.

Scotsman Espana is based in the Industrial Zone “Ventorro del Cano”, in Alcorcon, just outside of Madrid.

The expertise within the office is assured by highly qualified personnel, who have extensive experience of the Spanish ice machines market. Heading up the Scotsman operations in Spain is Mr. Daniel Doblado, General Manager at Scotsman Espana. With an ice machines industry related experience of over 30 years, Mr. Doblado has helped position Scotsman products c/o some of the Spanish leading foodservice companies.

“Building on many years of successful business, Scotsman is now formalizing its direct presence in Spain” says Daniel Doblado. “Scotsman is well known and appreciated by many customers, large and small, and now we can be even more flexible and responsive to the local needs of the market by locally providing the world-class core solutions in ice production, storage and transportation, plus dedicated technical support effectiveness that Scotsman is known for all over the world.”

Scotsman Industries, Inc. is the largest global manufacturer of commercial ice machines with related products including storage bins, ice and water dispensers, industrial ice machines, high-end residential ice machines, blast chillers and commercial refrigeration units.

In Spain, Scotsman Espana can be reached at:

Scotsman España, S.L.U.
c/ Galapagar, 12
Poligono Industrial Ventorro del Cano
28925 ALCORCON (Madrid)
Telf. 91 1109796
Fax. 91 6337423

Mario García: movil 610792765 e-mail:
Jose Luengo: movil 661355526 e-mail:
Juan Rosa: movil 610787734 e-mail:
Vicente Madera: movil 667401424 e-mail:
Daniel Doblado: movil 610787774 e-mail:

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