Ali Group announces the acquisition of Scotsman Industries
The world’s largest producer of ice systems and machines.
Ali keeps on growing with a new acquisition in the global foodservice equipment market. Ali Group, a leader in the design, production and marketing of a wide range of equipment for commercial and institutional catering, in December 2012 completed the acquisition of Scotsman Industries, the world’s largest producer of ice systems and machines.
This entrepreneurial initiative will bring new energy to the development strategy of the Group. Over the years, Ali Group has selected the best companies from the universe of foodservice equipment and built a large portfolio of specialized brands.
“We are very pleased to welcome Scotsman into the Ali Group. The Scotsman acquisition is strategically important to our Group as it strengthens our position as leader in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. Scotsman’s leadership in the ice machine sector opens for the Ali Group new opportunities and adds a new dimension to our ability to serve the foodservice equipment market.”
To become part of Ali Group means to grow together with brands of excellence in different sectors, in a stimulating context that encourages progress and innovation. Customers turn to Ali because they can count on the Groups’ reliability, its know-how and its capacity to satisfy the market in the way that only one of the world’s most important global foodservice equipment companies can do.
The Ali Group is an Italian company founded 50 years ago with its headquarters located in Milan, Italy. The company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of commercial and institutional foodservice equipment used by major restaurant and hotel chains, independent restaurants, hospitals, schools, airports, correctional institutions, canteens, etc.
The Group employs over 7,000 people in 24 countries and, in terms of sales, is one of the world’s two largest groups in this industry. It has 48 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries and sales and service subsidiaries in Europe, North America, Russia, Japan, China, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.
About Scotsman Industries
With five manufacturing facilities, over 800 employees, 10 major sales offices, 1,000-plus distributors, more than 5,000 service technicians and sales in over 100 countries, Scotsman Industries Inc. is the largest commercial ice machine company in the world.
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