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Ice Machines - Buy Or Rent ?



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.

Deciding which route to pursue is not always that straight forward.



There are often other considerations, worthy of factoring in to the mix. For example; When a product is contracted to a manufacturer for a set period of time, possibly a year or two. Often in these circumstances, the margins for the contract are small and the manufacturer will want to amortise all known costs, to ensure their unit prices for the contract are reliable. They can then be confident that their profitability is reasonably well safeguarded and also they won’t run the risk of holding a piece of equipment that may become a white elephant, gathering dust in a store room.


This can make rental of our ice machines very attractive. Why? Because Ziegra’s rental ice machine rates include full support, which means there will be no surprises down the road. The rental price quoted includes general maintenance and service requirements, as well as full breakdown cover. For this reason we have a growing number of rental contracts, which run for much longer terms.



Ziegra will always support the market for the sales of new ice machines, as well as our extensive range of ancillary equipment but we also clearly see a growing demand for rental ice machines in all food manufacturing and many other sectors, which is reflected by the growing number of machines in our rental fleet year on year.

In uncertain economic times, we want to be sure we have the right solutions for all our customers, which is why we will continue to invest in new ice machines to develop and improve our rental ice machine fleet.

If you would like to discuss our retal ice machine options with a member of our team please call; 0160 429 0525 or click CONTACT



Published on January 23, 2019 at 02:14 PM