Manitowoc Ice brings new opportunities for Pentair Foodservice customers

Ice cubes in a glass
Ice cubes in a glass

Manitowoc Ice brings new opportunities for Pentair Foodservice customers

If you’re a Pentair Foodservice customer, then you’re already familiar with the best-of-breed. Pentair is delighted to welcome another iconic name to our thoroughbred stable; Manitowoc Ice. Like Everpure and our other industry-leading brands, Manitowoc Ice has long been at the forefront of innovation. Adding its world-leading commercial ice machines to the Pentair family complements our vision for bringing smart and sustainable water solutions to customers in Europe and around the world.

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Manitowoc Ice. 
Serving up innovation for six decades.

In the ice machine market, Manitowoc Ice is a global brand, with around one million units installed worldwide and a catalogue of more than 200 models. Founded in the 1960’s, Manitowoc Ice has in many ways been responsible for ice being a major driver and differentiator in food service. Group Marketing Leader, Aaron Brix, explains its phenomenal history.

Manitowoc innovation teaser

“It all started back in 1964 when Manitowoc Ice first invented a vertical evaporator for an ice machine,” explains Aaron. “That configuration produced ice quicker, on a smaller footprint, while using 50% less energy than anything else on the market*. Those early machines were truly pioneering and the die was cast. Through six decades, Manitowoc Ice has continued to innovate and lead the ice machine market.

“The rise of Manitowoc Ice has mirrored and often underpinned the evolution of the food service industry.”
Aaron Brix, Group Marketing Leader

“As Manitowoc Ice machines became more ubiquitous and sophisticated, so did the consumer appetite for ice. A few cubes of cloudy ice was no longer good enough. Ice became literally cool! Consumers could not get enough and neither could industry professionals. Bar tenders wanted crushed, craft-square and gourmet octagons. Chefs demanded flaked ice to display their creations, while fast food chains wanted vast qualities of half-dice ice for their sodas. 

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Breaking the ice in EMEA.

In the USA, Manitowoc Ice has the largest share of the largest ice market, and it is growing fast in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Heading that drive in Europe is Chris Chronopoulos, Sales and Service Director, EMEA.

“Joining Pentair represents nothing but good news for Manitowoc Ice customers,” says Chris. “The EMEA market requirements for ice can be quite different to those in the USA. Consumer tastes are more diverse. Buildings and kitchens can be older and more irregular. And that’s where Manitowoc Ice comes into its own, with a vast range of ice machines and technologies for every taste and configuration. Being a part of Pentair will further increase awareness of our product portfolio across our region.”

"Being a part of Pentair will further increase awareness of our product portfolio across our region.”
Chris Chronopoulos, Sales and Service Director
Manitowoc plant 1964

“I have been employed with Manitowoc Ice in Europe for over twenty years and seen the business build through a network of highly experienced distributors. We have grown steadily and sustainably by always putting an ability to provide great service before sales. Manitowoc Ice has a well-established educational programme that trains over 10,000 technicians every year, many of whom are in EMEA.”

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Ice keeps your food and beverage fresh. But what’s doing the same for your ice? Mold, mildew, and biofilm can form inside your ice machine, which is unavoidable. Even at cold temperatures, moisture creates a friendly environment for bacteria (not so nice for ice). Here’s the other kicker. Routine cleaning doesn’t stop biofilm from growing or coming back, and it takes time and money.

Oxidice takes advantage of a unique ozone disinfection process utilizing both aqueous and gaseous oxidation simultaneously to reduce contaminants and odors while providing high quality ice for you and your customers. Plus, it’s easy to install and adapts to virtually any size cube ice machine.

  • Reduces maintenance and downtime
  • Treats the entire ice machine
  • Fast and simple installation



Ozone is an oxidizing agent that can be stronger and more effective than other disinfectants. Ozone attacks biofilm at the molecular level, removing carbon atoms until the cell walls of the biofilm growth rupture. Any unused ozone will naturally revert to oxygen, leaving no residuals or harsh chemical odors behind. Oxidice uses this natural yet powerful process to sanitize on a multi-cellular level.

Filtration for Ice

Delivers premium quality water for ice applications

  • New and improved Micro-Pure II media with AgION antimicrobial protection inhibits any potential bacterial growth
  • Reduces water-related ice machine problems caused by scale build-up from dirt and dissolved minerals*
  • Reduces chlorine taste and odor and other offensive contaminants
  • Self-contained scale inhibitor feed keeps ice machines functioning at full Capacity (L)*
  • For use when higher Capacity (L) filtration is needed
  • Reduces maintenance and service costs by reducing scale and clogging of distribution lines evaporator plate and pump
  • Precoat submicron technology reduces dirt and particles as small as 1/2 micron in size and reduces health contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia cysts
  • Sanitary cartridge replacement is simple quick and clean. Internal filter parts are never exposed to handling or contamination
  • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53
  • Scale Reduction/Control as tested by Everpure

The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this drinking water system are not necessarily in your water. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction may be used with disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.

  • Bacteriostatic*
  • Cyst Reduction 
  • Reduction
  • Scale Control*
Part numbers: EV961224, EV961227, EV961237, EV960651, EV960601, EV932401, EV932402, EV932421, EV932422, EV932503, EV932523


Description codes: I500², I2000², I4000², 4SI, 7SI, Insurice System Single-I2000², Insurice System Twin-I2000², INSURICE SINGLE PF-I2000², Insurice Twin PF - I2000², INSURICE TRIPLE-I4000² COMPLETE SYSTEM, INSURICE TRIPLE PF-I4000²

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