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Since Hoshizaki was founded in Japan 73 years ago, the spirit of adventure has been at the heart of our company.


From humble beginnings, our equipment now serves the world, enabling our customers to preserve, to innovate, to serve, to heal and to educate in the foodservice, health, hospitality, bio-science, marine and education industries across every continent and in all climates.

We are a leading manufacturer of commercial equipment for food and beverage establishments, such as bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure parks, shopping malls, sports arenas, as well as health care and wellness institutions. Our company was founded in Nagoya, Japan in 1947, and began operations in the Toyoake factory in 1956. Since then, we have continually developed and manufactured a wide variety of high-quality, specialized equipment, with a focus on catering to the changing needs and demands of the global food service industries.

At Hoshizaki Europe, we specialize in providing equipment such as commercial ice makers, refrigeration, dispensers, as well as equipment for sushi restaurants. Our reliable and sustainable products incorporate both precision and innovation, which makes them highly valued by our customers across Europe.

Hoshizaki — Leading Naturally

The Hoshizaki Electric Company was founded by Mr Shigetoshi Sakamoto who demonstrated remarkable foresight when he started our company in Nagoya, Japan in 1947.

From an early stage Mr Sakamoto recognised the need to invest in research and technology and in 1959 his son Seishi joined the company. Together the pair worked with engineers who shared their vision and the breakthrough came with their invention of the first ice machine in Japan in 1965.

With the company’s reputation for invention and consistent quality established at home in Japan, businesses from across the world began to demand our products. And gradually, with expansion firstly in Asia, America, then Europe and most recently the Middle East and Africa, Hoshizaki has become a truly global company reaching customers in over 100 countries.

Hoshizaki — Leading Naturally

We have faith in the power of precision engineering and the intelligence of inspired design to forge a brighter future.

We believe that innovative technology can transform businesses and change lives without costing our planet and we pledge to cross frontiers and break boundaries in the pursuit of a sustainable future for our industry and for the benefit of the natural world.

Hoshizaki is committed to creating a sustainable future serviced by pioneering, energy efficient equipment supported by a global network of capable engineers.

Hoshizaki — Leading Naturally

Our vision is to be the leading solutions provider of professional foodservice equipment

Our mission is to supply high-quality, sustainable foodservice equipment, aimed at satisfying the requirements of professional clients and applications, supplied competitively and supported by dedicated customer service.

Hoshizaki — Leading Naturally
1947Shigetoshi Sakamoto start business above a sushi restaurant in Nagoya
1955Development of the prototype of a watercooler
1957Hoshizaki developed Japan's first juice vending machine
1960Seishi Sakamoto joins Hoshizaki and starts with prototyping an icemaker
1964Start of mass production of Japans 1st fully automatic icemaker
1965Start of selling Japans 1st fully automatic icemaker
As a company that is continuing to grow, I believe it is crucial that we do all we can to protect our environment, so I am delighted that Hoshizaki shares our philosophy.
Steve Grocutt - Founder and CEO of The Cornish Bakery Chain
Ice Making Technology

Hoshizaki ice makers are designed with hygiene as a priority. Each ice cycle is made with fresh water, ensuring only the highest quality of ice. Its recognized for its precise shape, clarity and slow dilution.

Refrigeration Technology

Our refrigeration units are engineered to perform in demanding environments, giving you peace of mind. With a smart interior and exterior design, our cabinets and counters offer quality cooling for your fresh produce.

Professional Kitchen Solutions

Hoshizaki is committed to providing an outstanding level of reliability and performance. With a wide selection of HACCP certified products, we ensure well manufactured equipment that is hygienically safe within food and beverage environments.

12982Employees worldwide
52Affiliated Companies Around the World
10Branch Offices in EMEA
100Countries where Hoshizaki Products are sold
Hoshizaki Europe at Host Milano 2023

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