The Ice Co joins Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers is delighted to welcome a new associate member, The Ice Co.

The Ice Co is Europe’s leading ice manufacturer supplying a range of quality ice products to retail, wholesale, hotels, bars and restaurants. They also supply ice to bakery manufacturers where it is used to cool and speed up production.

The company was founded in 1860 by Joseph Marr whose fishing fleet needed to keep their catch cold whilst at sea so he started importing glacial ice from Norway. Today The Ice Co has grown to be Europe’s leading manufacturer of ice with products including Party Ice, the UKs No1 ice product.  With a passion for all things icy, the business is still family owned and is now led by the sixth generation who are all very proud to make the finest quality ice products.  Ice is no longer imported from Norway but manufactured in the UK using super modern, state of the art purification and production techniques.

Nick Brennand, Sales Director at The Ice Co. commented: “We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with the UK’s largest baking companies with the opportunities that our membership of the Federation of Bakers will bring for us as we continue to grow our business in the UK and Europe.”

Gordon Polson, Director of the Federation of Bakers, added: “We are delighted to welcome The Ice Co to our growing number of associate members and hope to support them as they continue to expand their business in the UK.”

The Federation of Bakers represents the UK’s largest bakeries who supply the nation’s bread and morning goods and other bread products. With nine member companies running 34 bakeries in the United Kingdom and supplying the majority of the bread consumed in the UK. The Ice Co joins current associate members AAK (UK), AB Mauri UK and Ireland, ADM Milling, American Pan UK, Baker Perkins, Bakers’ Basco, British Bakels, Bühler, Campden BRI, CSM (UK), Energy Management LLP, GB Ingredients, Kaak Group, Kwik Lok, Lesaffre Group, NFU Mutual, Puratos, Spooner Industries, TasteTech, United Bakery Equipment Co, Zeelandia and Zeppelin Systems.

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The Federation of Bakers represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.