BBC News – Warning over collapse of Caithness freezer maker Icetech

BBC News – Warning over collapse of Caithness freezer maker Icetech.

Let’s hope someone buys this company (Icetech Freezers Limited or Norfrost) who are apparently the last fridge and freezer maker in the UK (and they their keep production in Scotland).  If I knew there was still a fridge and freezer maker in the UK I would buy UK made.

Also, Rowecord Engineering, Newport firm in administration.

http://www.norfrost.co.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22317023

😦

UPDATE on chest freezer maker Norfrost / Icetech – According to the below article from the net, they have been bought by water cooler and dehumidifier manufacturer Ebac. Ebac manufacture all of their products in Britain and apparently intend moving freezer production to their facility on County Durham.  They apparently also hope to make washing machines eventually too. Let’s hope this is right and I look forward to hearing more about this project during 2013.

http://bdaily.co.uk/creative/23-07-2013/ebac-in-deal-to-preserve-appliance-brand-norfrost/

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5 thoughts on “BBC News – Warning over collapse of Caithness freezer maker Icetech

  1. ukmade Post author

    Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, owner of Stoves, Belling and New World cooking brands, manufacture some of their products in the UK (you’ll need to ask which ones). It has been suggested to me that Lec refrigerators are made in the UK but you’ll need to check as I am not sure if this is correct.

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  2. Dorian Root

    just been looking for a new fridge.I dont think this is accurate but apparently on the AO website it says the New world NWREF50W Fridge is “Made in the UK, this Newworld fridge offers a great value appliance.”

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    1. ukmade Post author

      Hi. Sorry your comment got lost somewhere. Yes I think new world fridges are now foreign made. New World manufacture their built-in ovens, built-in hobs, range cookers, splashbacks, and some of their freestanding cookers in the UK. Their range hoods, refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers are foreign made.

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