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Hoshizaki’s Small Icemakers Move to America

Undercounter KM Icemaker Announcment

Peachtree City, GA (July 31, 2019) – Hoshizaki America, Inc. has transferred manufacturing of seven undercounter self-contained icemakers models (KM-301BAJ, KM-301BWJ, KM-231BAJ, KM-161BAJ, KM-161BWJ, KM-116BAJ, KM-81BAJ) from Hoshizaki China to their facility in Peachtree City, Georgia.

“Our recent expansion and improvements in production flexibly has given us the opportunity to manufacturer the small KM icemakers models right here in Peachtree City.” Stated Brad Powell, Hoshizaki America’s VP of Manufacturing. “We started manufacturing the KM-301BAJ on May 20th of this year and will complete the lineup this month.”

All seven model names have changed, increasing by one digit, this will aid to identify the manufacturing change to the US. Other than that, the icemakers remain largely unchanged.

The largest of these is the KM-301 which comes in either an air-cooled or water-cooled version. The 30-inch wide icemaker produces up to 290 lbs. of crescent cubes daily and stores up to 100 lbs. of ice within its built-in bin with lift-up lid. The 24-inch wide, KM-231BAJ air-cooled cuber produces 230 lbs. of ice daily and can store 80 lbs. The following smaller models feature a slide-in bin door. The KM-161 in just under two feet wide and can be ordered as either air-cooled or water-cooled. It produces up to 162 lbs. of cubes daily with an internal ice storage of 78 lbs. The KM-116BAJ is the same width as the KM-161, but four less inches deep, with a maximum daily ice production of 116 lbs. and a 53 lbs. built-in storage bin. The smallest crescent cube ice machine in the line-up, KM-81BAJ, is air-cooled and only 17-3/4” wide by 24” deep. It produces 86 lbs. of ice daily and store 38 lbs.

All small KM icemakers produce individual crescent shape ice cubes, have exteriors constructed of stainless steel, have openings that are compliant with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), and stand 39” tall with the included 6” legs. The legs can be removed for a true undercounter profile after checking your local health codes for additional installation requirements. Hoshizaki America also warranties the entire machine parts and labor for three years and the compressor for 5 years.

Undercounter KM icemakers

HOSHIZAKI is the world leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of a wide range of products for the foodservice industry including ice machines, refrigerators, freezers, prep tables, display cases and dispensers. Our attention to detail, continuous innovation, smart application of technology and commitment to the highest standards – ensures that our customers have exceptional quality products. With corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia and a second manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia, Hoshizaki America, Inc. employs over 700 people nationwide. Hoshizaki has been awarded the ENERGY STAR? Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence multiple years in a row for their continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

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