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January 2017

 

Our commercial partner and exclusive agent for the territory of Turkey, company Teknoproses has recently issued an article in the Turkish magazine Pekdo.

 

 

 


 

Modern Production Forum

November 2016

In November 2016 we participated in the Modern Production Forum organized by MM Conferences in Warsaw. Our Vice-President and General Manager, Mariusz Goik, presented the positive effects of implementing the production organization program “IPO System”.

 

Two years after finishing the IPO System implementation we see evident results in the form of production organization, increasing the effectiveness of planning and use of production resources. Moreover, the system translated into improving internal communication and coordination between particular divisions in our company on all stages of orders execution.

 

   

 


 

Październik 2016

 

In the sport season of 2016 Ice Group supported the junior of the Rybnik Speedway team Kacper Woryna. Despite his age, his achievements are impressive. Polish Club Pairs Championship 2014 80cc – 1st place, the Bronze Helmet Lublin 2014 – 3rd place, Team Speedway Junior Polish Championship 2015 Opole – 2nd place, the Bronze Helmet Rawicz 2015 – 2nd place, the Silver Helmet Pila 2016 – 1st place, Team Speedway Junior European Championship Pilzno 2015 – gold medal. We are happy that we can support his career, especially that we are literally neighbors and he makes our city famous also abroad, taking part in many international competitions and being the player in the English club Coventry Bees.

 

   

 


 

Re-certification ISO

September 2016

In our constant efforts to increase the quality of our work, we successfully passed another recertifying audit of our Quality Management System in accordance with the PN-EN ISO 9001:2000 norm, conducted again by Intertek.  

 


 

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Ice Group company distinguished in Forbes’ Diamonds 2015

 

 

Ice Group company was distinguished in the prestigious ranking Forbes’ Diamonds of the Silesian voivodeship, organized by the Polish edition of American Forbes magazine.


The title of Forbes’ Diamonds 2015 was given to companies with the most dynamic value increase for years 2011-2013, taking into account both financial results and the property value of the company. The Swiss method of company value calculation used in the ranking enables also to measure the company potential, using the values of investments and capacity to increase sales and profits.


In the Silesian ranking Ice Group company came 24th in the category of small enterprises (sales income 5-50 million PLN) with 43% real sales value increase in years 2011-2013.


Forbes’ Diamonds ranking 2015 is available at:

 

http://diamenty.forbes.pl/diamenty-forbesa-2015-laureaci-wojewodztwo-slaskie,artykuly,189172,1,2.html
 

 

 

 

 


Anuga exhibition 2015

march 2015

 

 


 

Sigep exhibition 2015
January 2015

 

Dear Ice Cream Lovers!

 

 

With the 36th edition of SIGEP over, we are back to work, ready to take on new challenges.

We would like to thank all of you, who took their time to stop by, see our machines and discuss interesting topics.

To fulfill the obligations taken during our meetings, we are now working intensely, going through the notes, preparing the promised materials and offers, which should be in your hands shortly.

We also already hope to see you in two months’ time in Cologne at the Anuga Food Tec show, which is our biggest and most important event this year.
You will be able to see there even more of our machines. We will be sending you details soon.

 

 
     

 

 


 

 

Ice Group Open Days 2014
September 2014

 

 

On the 5th and 6th of September we had Ice Group Open Days celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of the presence in the business, 10th Anniversary of the Ltd. company and the President’s, Arek Geratowski, 50th Birthday.

 

On the first day, Ice Group employees and Customers gathered by the company and celebrated in the presence of live music by Carratouhill.

 

On the second day, there was a trip to Wieliczka connected with visiting the salt mine and a festive lunch.

 

We would like to thank all who were with us during these days.


 

 
      

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August 2014

ISO re-certification


In August, Ice Group company has undergone an ISO 9001:2008 re-certification audit in order to evaluate the conformance and effectiveness of the management system with applicable standard requirements for renewal of the certification as well evaluation of the effectiveness of the management system to ensure our company is continually meeting its specified objectives. The audit was successful and our ISO 9001:2008 has been extended for the next 3 years.

 


 

August 2014

Redesigning machines before season 2015 

 

In our constant efforts to improve the quality and functionality of our machine, in the last few months we have introduced many corrections, changes and amendments to their construction, mainly:
- avoiding closed profiles in the load-bearing constructions, replacing them with open profiles, C profiles or bent constructions, resulting eliminating gaps, dead ends, sharp edges and protruding elements, and this way increasing the hygiene standard and facilitating cleaning
- all top flat surfaces are presently slanted, which facilitates cleaning and prevents accumulation of water, dust or dirt, like it may happen in case of flat surfaces.
- new type and construction of safety shields, they are more hygienic, easier to clean, simpler in handling
- higher electrical standard and simpler operation, as well as more efficient diagnosis of potential malfunctions

 


 

July 2014
New Production Management System "IPOsystem" already implemented!

 

We have the pleasure to inform you that Ice Group has finished the process of implementing a production management system with the functions of independent production plans preparation, direct steering of production resources, automatic production process feedback gathering, creating and managing production patterns, simulation of orders execution time, managing staff work quality and efficiency, automatic and current control of production in progress, supporting technological processes, analysts supporting strategic planning processes, settling employees working time.

 

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The system ten has tools to exchange data with our current systems (ERP, CAD/CAM etc.). We have decided to invest in software called “IPOsystem” (Intelligent Production Organization System) and we can tell IT specialists that the system prepared by the company UIBS Teamwork system is the first intelligent system in the world, which automatically reacts to any event having influence on the validity of production schedule and, through an in-built MES system, directly and independently controls the work and allocation of resources (employees, machines and materials) in the production room. As opposed to the solutions applied up to now, IPOsystem does not only gather data and support production planning, but most of all it independently makes decisions concerning the organization of the production process without the participation of planners and persons from the production room supervision.

 

Currently, apart from 50 licenses for office employees, we also have two terminals which give orders to each production employee. These terminals are equipped with touch-screen panels displaying the description of each order with the possibility of quick overview of e.g. details drawing or 3D assembly drawing. The terminal allows printing each order and gathers and forwards feedback from the employees (for example about the reason of work interruption, breakdowns or inconsistencies).

The implementation of the program has improved communication, quality and efficiency of our production, and increased the planning precision, and thus the punctuality of deliveries to our Customers.

You can find out more about IPOsystem here: www.iposystem.com.pl

 

 

 


 

May 2014


Our representative in Turkey Teknoproses company has moved into their new seat. We wish the entire company happiness and best of luck!

 

http://www.teknoproses.com.tr

 



 

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Ice Group's President's lecture at the Inter-Ice 2013 congress

11.12.2013

The bi-annual Inter-Ice congress organized by ZDS Solingen took place in Cologne in the Koelnmesse grounds.

Ice Group's President and Commercial Director, Arek Geratowski, was one of the speakers and his lecture was about industrial ice cream products with artisanal image, produced thanks to Ice Group's machines from the Ice-Art range.

The congress was accompanied by a foyer exhibition, where the participating companies could display their products and services. Ice Group also had a stand in the foyer exhibition, showing the Jumbo Robot machine, being a part of the Ice-Art range. 

 

 

 

 


"Machine Level Participant" status in the Rockwell Automation OEM program

27.11.2013

In 2013 our company has tightened the cooperation with Rockwell Automation, the world renown producer of, among other, controllers and control panels of Allen-Bradley make, which resulted in receiving the prestigious status of Machine Level Participant in the Rockwell Automation OEM program (Original Equipment Manufacturers).

This status allows Ice Group company to take advantage of extended training opportunities, as well as the latest technical solutions in the first instance, consultations with Rockwell Automation in the scope of technical design, as well as support in implementation of modern solutions.

 

http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/cl/oem-cl010_-en-p.pdf

 

The first project executed together with Rockwell Automation was the conversion of Rapid 9000 (model for 2014) from B&R to Allen Bradley. In this project, we applied Allen Bradley components both in terms of the control system (controller, operator panel, servodrives), as well as low-voltage equipment of the electric box. The software was created with the use of the PackML standard programming technique. The aim of this project was the unification of the electrical and electronic part, which allows to fulfill the Customers high requirements and highest standards referring to safety, hygiene and software security. Thanks to the ethernet mode of eWON S.A. company from Belgium, recommended by  Rockwell Automation, the machine controller can be connected to the local network, which allows to observe the working parameters of the machine from any computer in the Customer's factory. When all appropriate requirements are fulfilled, the machine can also be remotely observed over the Internet, which allows us, as the producer of the machine, to remotely diagnose possible errors in the machine work and correct them.


 

 

   

ISO certificate sustained

30.09.2013

On the 02.08.2013 Ice Group has been audited for the compliance with ISO 9001:2008 quality management system. The audit's result was a positive recommendation  of the leading auditor. The continuity of the certification has been sustained and the certificate with the number 18110809001 is considered valid.

 

 


 

New vertical machining centre Dugard Eco 1500

August 2013

In the efforts to continuously increase quality and expand our machinery park in the machining department, in order to increase control and fasten our delivery times for both new machines and spare parts, Ice Group company purchase a new vertical machining centre with table work scope 1500 mm and the latest control system of Fanuc company.


Article about Ice Group in Heladeria Panaderia Latinoamericana

13.05.2013

 

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New 650 square meter production hall opening
22.03.2013

 

In 2013 we have finished the project called „Starting serial assembly of own construction innovative machines with use of intelligent industrial production organisation system" realized under the Silesian Voivodship Regional Operational Program for 2007-2013, Priority: Research and development (R+D), Innovations and enterprise; Activities: 2 Micro-enterprises and SME, Sub-activities 4: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

The project's idea was expansion of the factory by a new production hall, implementation of a innovative system for production and resources management under the name of IPOsystem (Intelligent Production Organization System) of Dynamic APS class.
Thanks to the executed project, we have launched serial assembly of 6 new innovative products - machines of our own construction:

 

ASTRA 4 - large-size production line,
ASTRA 8 - large-size production line,
ASTRA 16 - large-size production line,
EXPERT SRF (Standard Rotary Filler) version for cups and cones,
Expert SRF (Standard Rotary Filler) version for family tubs,
ENROBER.

 

The surface of the new production room is  625,94 square meters.

We have invited all employees with families, local suppliers and cooperating companies to the opening ceremony. The guests were entertained by Carrantuohill, a Rybnik band playing traditional Celtic music and Irish folk known and playing concerts in all Europe.

 

 

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March 2013

 

 

Production hall opening photos:

 

 

 
       
     


 


 

New line of economic machines in Ice Group

 added: 04.11.2012

 

 

In 2012 Ice Group launched new economic machines’ offer: Easy-In.

The offer is aimed at Customers, for whom low price is the priority.
 

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EASY-IN MACHINES CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Easy-In is a line of cost-efficient, budget-friendly machines.

 

  • They are simplified devices, with limited universality, meaning they are adjusted to the basic products and may not be possible to be refurbished for different products. Only typical, common products are possible, no special effects, like swirling dozers - Star 3000, Cobra or American Ice Cream.

 

  • Easy-In machines contain no servo-technology, they are strictly mechanical.

 

  • The machines are as simplified as possible, also in relation to controls (no touch screen or black & white simple touch screens, only Siemens or B&R, Allen Bradley is not available).

 

  • However, the construction materials are still top quality – all stainless steel, no aluminium, Festo, Schneider, Telemecanique components.

 

MACHINES AVAILABLE IN THE EASY-IN RANGE:

• EASY-IN continuous freezer 350, 550 – semi-automatic continuous freezers
• EASY-IN filling, decorating station – formerly known as Jumbo Multi in our Main Range
• EASY-IN bulk extruding station – formerly known as Cut Extruder in our Main Range
• EASY-IN extruding line - counterpart of Iglo Line extruding and hardening tunnel
• EASY-IN rotary cup cone filler - counterpart of Expert CRF
• EASY-IN linear cup cone filler - counterpart of Expert LVF
• EASY-IN ingredient feeder - counterpart of Master FF
• EASY-IN batch pasteurisations (300, 600, 1200 l/h)
• EASY-IN ageing tanks

 

PRICE:

The prices of Easy-In machines are fixed at a low level and not negotiable.

The payment terms are always 40 / 60 % cash wire transfer.

Ask for budgetary offers!
 

www.easy-in-icegroup.com


 

New representative in India

 added: 29.10.2012

During AAHAR 2012 in Delhi we signed a sole agency agreement with Mr. Jayeshkumar M. Kakkad from Soosham Foods Ltd. - our new representative for India.

 


 

 

Ice Group in European Dairy Magazine

added: 10.08.2012

An Article about Ice Group's innovations displayed during Anuga Food Tec 2012.

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Ice cream machines conquer the world
 added: 23.07.2012
In July 2012 the Polish journal "Puls Biznesu" ("Business Pulse") printed an article concerning Ice Group's ice cream machines share in ice cream production in the world.

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Ice Group receives the title of Business Cheetah 2010
 added: 13.12.2011
Ice Group company has been selected among 30 thousand Polish companies and has been awarded the Business Cheetah 2010 Title. The Business Cheetahs contest is organized by “European Company” magazine, Business Cheetahs Club and Modern Business Institute. The Business Cheetah title is awarded to companies with the most dynamic growth according to the growth of their market value. In the ranking of companies of electromechanical industry our company was ranked 17th. According to the data collected by an independent Credit Reporting Agency InfoCredit, the market value of Ice Group company grew between March 2008 and March 2010 by 675%. The Business Cheetahs ranking can be found at the following website:  www.gepardybiznesu.pl/content/view/2445/277/
 
 

Iglo Line 20 000 presentation

 added: September 2011

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs3EkJpHQPY

 

 

 


 

Brand new machine for "artisanal" scooping tubs filling - Jumbo Robot

added: 14.09.2011

We proudly present the latest addition to our offer - a robot that fills or decorates scooping tubs,
making them look like hand-made or artisanal.

 

  

 

 

See a mini-presentation:

 


 

New rotary filler for tubs – Expert SRF

added: 13.09.2011

We have just finished the documentation and are in the stage of ending production of the first Expert SRF machine, designed for automatic filling and closing of containers with the following maximum dimensions:
- rectangular tub: 215 x 135 x 140 mm
- round tub: Ø140 mm / height 140 mm 

After production tests we are planning to officially present it in public at the SIGEP show in Rimini in January 2012.


 

 Expert SRF working table 

 

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New ISO 9001-2008 Certificate

added: 31.08.2011

As a result of constant efforts aimed at improving the quality management in Ice Group, we have been granted in 2011 the new Quality Management System Certificate ISO 9001:2008.


ICE GROUP on TV

 

On 20 March 2011 the channel TVN Turbo emitted an episode of the “Polak potrafi” series (Polish version of “How it’s made”), devoted to industrial ice cream production machines starring Ice Group company.


 

Agroprodmash 2010 - Ice Group's report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY of our participation at the Agroprodmash 2010 in Moscow.

 

 Article in Imperia Holoda, Russia

 Agroprodmash 2010 report 

 

Projekt współfinansowany przez Unię Europejską z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego Województwa Śląskiego na lata 2007-2013
Informacje źródłowe na temat Regionalnego Programu OperacyjnegoWojewództwa Śląskiego na lata 2007-2013 znajdują się na stronie

www.rpo.silesia-region.pl

 


OPEN HOUSE DAYS 2010

 

In the months of June / July 2010 a series of visits and meetings took place in our company under the common name of Open House Days 2010.

During the Open House Days we were just before the shipment of several machines, including two extrusion lines, several Expert LVF and Expert RVF fillers, Frosto freezers of various capacities from 400 to 1200 l/h, Master Fruit Feeders and some other smaller machines.

Many of the applications and constructions were so new and technically advanced that we invited our Customers to visit our company and see for themselves our technical progress and innovative solutions that had been applied in our machinery range in the past few months.

We were visited by many Customers, apart from the geographically closes to us Polish ones, also by Customers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, Macedonia, Romania, Latvia and Belorussia. We would like to thank everyone for their visit.

 

Open House Days 2010 T-shirts Open House Days 2010 company Open House Days 2010 production room

 

 


 



"Production process automation and integration" project

 

The increasing machine capacities and constantly growing volume of sales have allowed us the expansion of our production room and extension of our machine facilities. Among other things and as a part of “Production process automation and integration” EU project, we have recently purchased 2 innovative devices: a large-size metal bending machine and a large-size water-jet cutting machine; both of them computer controlled and offering the most modern, technological solutions. That enables us quicker and more precise production of our ice cream machines. Now we can also offer you a service of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals (copper and brass, titanium, molybdenum) water-jet cutting, as well as a service of hydraulic edge forming. 

 

  

 


 

Sigep 2010 

Our company, for the first time in the long-standing history of participation in SIGEP fair, has devoted the exposition to a specific theme, namely to:

ARTISAN IMAGE PRODUCTS ON INDUSTRIAL MACHINES
- For Ho-Re-Ca and catering
- For gourmet shops and gourmet supermarket divisions


On account of that fact, our Visitors had an occasion to see the following devices:
· Jumbo Servo Double (semi-automatic filler/ decorator),
· Expert LVF 4- wide for cones (linear cup, cone, bulk filler)
· and Master FF (Fruit and Ingredient Feeder) Dual, version with plc and tensometric weighing system.

We hope to see you during the next SIGEP fair and, perhaps, also during other exhibitions…

 



New factory of company AZHUR / ELIT

The official opening of the new factory of company AZHUR / ELIT in the Ukraine, city Smila, 17.07.2009
One of the biggest ice cream producers in Ukraine built a new production plant, where he transferred machines from four smaller factories. ICE GROUP machines are among them, such as: Expert 4000, Expert LVF, Iglo line, Master, Deserta and Tortica. This factory is definitely one of the most modern plants in the Ukraine. We were invited to the official opening and we gladly accepted it.
Best wishes! 

 

the Man of the Year

26.02.2009 - the president of our company, Leszek Arkadiusz Geratowski, was awarded the Man of the Year by Rybnik.com.pl in the category: business.

 

ISO 9001:2000 follow-up audit


On 11.09.2008, to confirm constant control and increasing quality of our work, we have undergone a follow-up certification audit of our Quality Management System in accordance with the norm PN-EN ISO 9001:2000. The audit, performed by MOOODY INTERNATIONAL, a certifying unit accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), was successful. We hope that the constant efforts in perfecting our management system will have a positive influence on the quality of services rendered to our Customers.

   

 

SolidWorks


In November 2006 Ice Group introduced new software for automation of mechanical designs - SolidWorks, for the use of the Design Department. The program enables quick transfer of designer's ideas into a 3D model, experiments with options and dimensions, and creation of detailed technical drawings.
Introduction of SolidWorks was accompanied by extensive training in 3D model designing, documentation management - PDM, and a seminar dedicated to this topic. At the end of each, our designers have received individual certificates.