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History


ZIEGRA's ice age began more than 60 years ago



1957
The company ZIEGRA was founded as a distribution and service company for ice machines imported from the USA. It began as a classical general importer for these machines, which were unknown in Germany at the time: In the first year one machine was purchased, in the second year two, and from there it took off.
1969
The first German machines, developed by ZIEGRA, were constructed by DWM-Copeland.
1971
The von Rohr family joined the company. Expansion of machine sizes to up to 4,000 kg daily output. At the lower range, laboratory ice machines with an output of 30kg were introduced, and to date they are still the smallest ice machines in the world.
1972
Foundation of a subsidiary in Great Britain, which ZIEGRA owns 80% of and is run by a local partner.
1978
Development of the first container ice plant upon customer request and in connection with the construction of a modern fishery in Somalia, following the "Landshut" plane hijacking.
1979
Relocation of production to Isernhagen, to the north of Hannover. The founder of the company, Mr. Ziegra, leaves the company.
1992
In 1992 a subsidiary was founded in Spain, which is also run by a local partner.
1994
and from 1979 to today: new and further developments in trawler ice machines, automatic ice silos, automatic dosing systems, liquid, pumpable StreamIce® from salt or fresh water.
2002
Expansion of production and administration buildings.
2007
The second generation takes over the share of one of the family partners, which now essentially runs the company.
2014
ZIEGRA starts using natural refrigerants for ice machine and pioneering in the field of environmentally friendly ice machines.
2017
Decision to build a new factory and move the company to Kirchhorst (Isernhagen/Hannover), scheduled for 2019.


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