Leading Italian-based ice-maker Kastel has appointed Cold Service Distribution as its major UK distribution partner.

“Kastel is acknowledged as one of the top ice-making brands in Italy,” says Adrian Westrup, Commercial Director at Cold Service Distribution. “This comprehensive and reliable product range scores high marks for its performance, style and affordability and will appeal strongly to food and drink retailers as well as our hospitality customers in bars, pubs, clubs and catering throughout the UK.”

Part of the vast Aristarco Group, Kastel produces ice-makers in a vast range of styles and capacities, including integral and self-contained units for under-counter, behind-counter, back bar and other applications. Horizontal and vertical units are available to create the perfect ice, whether cubed, hollowed, granular or diced. Larger, modular flaked ice units for fish retailing, processing and other specialist food industry applications are also supplied.

Working closely with Cold Service Distribution, Kastel will also offer the ability to create tailored ice-making solutions to suit specific customer needs.

Meanwhile, Cold Service Distribution will hold a comprehensive stock of spares to help give peace of mind and keep product downtime to an absolute minimum. The company will offer technical and service support through Cold Service Commercial and Cold Service Local, providing installation and on-going service and maintenance, as required.

“We’ve chosen to partner with Kastel because they offer an excellent range of products, supported by readily available of spares,” adds Adrian. “It’s a combination that adds real value for our customers.”

Cold Service Distribution supplies the UK food and hospitality sectors with a growing range of high quality refrigeration equipment from leading international brands, including Pastorfrigor, Pastorkalt, Frenox, Friulinox and now Kastel.

The company is part of the Cold Service Group, one of the UK's leading independent providers of turnkey commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The Group offers a complete design, installation, maintenance, service and asset refurbishment package to suit the specific requirements of its customers from a Head Office base in Ringwood, Hampshire. For more information, visit or telephone 01425 485700. 

For further information, please contact:

Jeff Hayward


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