Hoshizaki Europe’s parent company, Hoshizaki Electric Company, was established in February 1947 in Nagoya, Japan by Mr. Shigetoshi Sakamoto. Over the years, Hoshizaki Electric has manufactured and sold a variety of products including stoves, refrigerators and freezers, vending machines, water purifiers, dispensers and refrigerated display cases. Since the launch of its first ice machine in 1965 Hoshizaki has grown significantly. In 1981, Hoshizaki America was established in Peachtree City, Georgia. Eleven years later Hoshizaki Europe was established in Amsterdam in the Netherlands to expand the business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Today, Hoshizaki Electric Company operates 6 plants in Japan, 2 in the United States, 1 in the United Kingdom and 1 in China. The total Hoshizaki group comprises 46 affiliated companies around the world with 10.000 employees, providing the highest level of quality in the products and services delivered to all customers and resulting in sales of over 1 million icemakers in more than 60 countries worldwide. Building on its long and reputable history, Hoshizaki, through its team of dedicated Research and Development engineers, continues to provide new and innovative products cementing its international reputation for quality and reliability.
In 2006 Hoshizaki acquired the American Lancer Corporation, a leading, global manufacturer and marketer of beverage dispensing systems. Halfway through 2008 the Danish Gram Commercial A/S joined the Hoshizaki group focusing on high quality refrigeration for professional use.
Throughout Hoshizaki’s sixteen years of operation in Europe, sales offices were established in Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain. In other European countries, Africa and the Middle East an extensive dealer network has been built up.