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Ziegra Laying Foundations For The Future

Published on February 12, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Ziegra Eis Maschinen GmbH has always been forward thinking at heart and our industry leading product range and development strategy over the past 60 years, we believe is testimony to that philosophy. That said, we try not to be complacent and recognise the need to continuously improve and adapt, which has brought our company to a strategic crossroads in the last few years, where it became clear that to continue developing the business in the way we would like, significant change may be necessary. It was also clear that this was an important milestone in our history and we should take time to consider all our options carefully, so that we continue to manage the changing needs of our customer base for the long term future.

Long Term Success With Freshwater Liquid Ice

Published on January 29, 2019 at 11:27 AM


Ziegra have been developing liquid ice machines since the mid 1990’s. In the early days like many of their competitors, Ziegra focused their development activities on saltwater based liquid ice systems.

These systems served their purpose and still do in some industries but because Ziegra recognised that saltwater based equipment was not well suited to most food manufacturing applications, they began to redirect their R & D endeavours into the production of freshwater liquid ice solutions, even though they knew this would be much more challenging. Mainly because of the known difficulty of keeping freshwater ice crystals in a homogenous state, in a water and ice mixture. However, hard work, perseverance and innovative thinking paid off and in 2005, Ziegra announced the launch of their range of freshwater liquid ice machines under the brand name StreamIce®.

Ziegra At The Skipper Expo International – Galway 8-9 March 2019

Published on January 28, 2019 at 03:34 PM


As has been our custom since the Skipper Expo in Galway started 15 years ago, we will once again be exhibiting at the show this year.

We look forward to meeting long standing customers in all sectors of the fishing industry, as well as many exhibitors, whom we have come to know well over the years.

Ice Machines - Buy Or Rent ?

Published on January 23, 2019 at 02:14 PM



When thinking about your ice requirements, you may be inclined to think purchase without considering rental at all.

And you would be forgiven for thinking that in most circumstances the purchase route is a no brainer, if the ice machine is in use all year round. Conversely, if the requirement for ice is seasonal, then a rental ice machine usually makes more sense and we have many seasonal customers who rent our ice machines for a few months or more each year.

Ice Dosing Systems

Published on October 26, 2018 at 09:46 AM


Food often needs chilling at the beginning of or during the production process. For this type of cooling ice is extremely effective; used as an ingredient, it chills precisely where it has the most immediate impact. Whether its in dough, where low temperatures are needed to ensure the correct elasticity and development or meat to prevent heat build up during chopping / grinding operations.

used ice machine for tiny space

Published on October 18, 2018 at 09:21 AM

A manufacturer of dips in the south east of England needed an ice machine but had only the smallest of spaces.

Luckily we had a used ZBE 1.200 in stock for sale that fitted perfectly and the machine was duly installed.

As you can see from the picture there is not much room around the machine for service, but luckily on this model all the panels are completely removeable so it should not be too much trouble.

Hygienic ice machines for bakery

Published on October 12, 2018 at 09:35 AM

The machines were upgraded to stainless steel frame and panels and ordered with optional longer legs to bring the ice outlets to a suitable height for efficient filling of their existing BR80 ice carts.

The machines were placed back to back in a bunded zone to take up the minimum amount of floor space. This means that the control panels are accessed from a common space between the machines.

Ice trials

Published on October 5, 2018 at 01:59 PM

The purpose of these trials was to ascertain the storage characteristics of two popular kinds of ice known generally under the umbrella term 'flake ice'. Ziegra offer both types of ice and so we often speak to customers about the relative merits of each.

Scale ice is made at -7ºC, and it is well understood that it will freeze together if allowed to melt during storage, whereas Granular flake is made at an ideal -0.5ºC so is not cold enough to re-freeze its own meltwater.

Ice machine for confined space

Published on September 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

A fish wholesaler with limited space above their coldroom needed an ice machine to fit in this tight space. They chose a Ziegra ZBE 2.500 with remote weatherproof condenser as their best option.

They decided on the macro size of flake as they had previously used this type of ice successfully and they needed an ice that would not freeze together during extended storage in their coldroom at +4°C.

Granular Ice For Fish Processing

Published on August 20, 2018 at 03:41 PM

A Scottish fish processor needed their own reliable source of ice and had considered several ice machine manufacturers, but after asking around they decided to approach Ziegra.

We discussed various ice types, but in the end they decided on granular flake ice for its excellent storage characteristics and intrinsic hygiene. This type of ice comes in three sizes and they chose the midi size flake for its general performance and versatility.