Hoshizaki drives sustainability with latest eco-refrigeration launch

Hoshizaki has expanded its ‘best in class’ range with the release of new Hydrocarbon units across the portfolio.

This follows the recent launch of the Snowflake GII series which, thanks to the HC units, are now more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run.

The Snowflake GII series features a range of refrigeration units in a host of sizes and formats to meet business requirements.

Snowflake GII was designed to be simple and efficient, yet cost effective, and now, presenting a range of cabinets and counters in a choice of sizes, formats and configurations, the new HC models aim to enhance the cost-saving potential.

Having undergone a significant ‘green’ update, the appliances in the range use the naturally occurring R290 refrigerant to achieve better performance and lower running costs than the existing Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) models, which, as part of the ‘Hoshizaki Eco Plan’ will be phased out.

With the introduction of new EU regulation designed to reduce the use of fluorinated greenhouse gasses in commercial refrigeration by 2020 and eliminating all new HFC refrigeration used by 2022, Hoshizaki has adopted sustainable refrigerants, such as the R290.

Linking with the company’s recently announced ‘Eco Supply Chain’, a holistic approach to creating a cleaner future, which includes a focus on production, transport, durability and recycling, the new Snowflake GII HC units can help operators drive a greener commercial kitchen.

Simon Frost, director of sales & chain accounts at Hoshizaki UK, said: “Energy saving and sustainable equipment is the key to generating a greener, environmentally friendly future for the foodservice industry.

He added: “The introduction of the new Snowflake GII units complete with HC R290 refrigerant is a major step towards greater sustainability and allows us to meet wider operator demands across the UK and Europe, with this new best in class offering.”

The Snowflake GII HC models are fitted with Hoshizaki’s innovative ‘Tropical Cooling System’ giving them a top Climate Class 5 rating. This rating means the units are intended to operate in ambient temperatures of up to +40°c and relative humidity of 40%.

The Snowflake GII HC units come with a two-year parts and labour warranty as standard.

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