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Testimonial – Aran Hufen Ia

Frigomat T4s Batch Freezer


Frigomat PEB30 Pasteuriser

April 2022

It’s what’s on the inside that counts….

Sammi Rogers and Sion McGuinness took over Aran Hufen Ia in March 2019. They continued in the footsteps of the previous owners by producing all of the ice cream they sell in the kitchen at the rear of their shop in Bala, North Wales. Everything is handmade with the assistance of their faithful mixers and their new Frigomat equipment from Taylor UK. They make everything, right down to the honeycomb for the honeycomb ice cream. And only use Welsh cream and locally sourced ingredients to produce the best flavours possible.

We asked Sammi & Sion a few questions…

Why did you choose the Frigomat equipment and Taylor UK? “Taylor UK was recommended to us by the team at the ingredients supplier Antonelli. After doing our own research, we concluded that Taylor UK and the equipment brand Frigomat were well regarded in the industry.”

What made you choose the Frigomat T4s & PEB30? “Previously we used to make our ice cream using a planetary mixer and a freezer. This was time consuming and sometimes inconsistent. We chose the Frigomat T4s and PEB30 to provide a more reliable, consistent process which has saved time and reduced our stress levels!. It’s also allowed us to increase capacity and grow our production.”

They added; “Due to power limitations in the shop, we were limited in our options when it came to batch freezers and pasteurisers. Frigomat seem to be the only manufacturer in the UK who can supply a horizontal batch freezer and pasteuriser in single phase electrics. The price was also very competitive which helped with our decision.”

More time for family life…

How did you find Taylor UK? “They were really helpful, providing advice and guidance which made our decision to buy easier. There was a delay in the delivery of the machines which we ordered, but to help us out, Taylor UK provided us with loan machines so we didn’t miss out on the business over the Easter holidays.”

Has the decision benefited you? “Yes, having the ability to produce more ice cream, quicker and more consistently has given us more time to spend with our families. Having more time has allowed us to expand our offering with improved flavours and products, which in turn has increased the number of customers which we can serve.”

Sammi Rogers & Sion McGuinness
Owners – Aran Hufen Ia

You can visit Aran Hufen Ia yourself and try their amazing ice creams. They can be found at 100 High Street, Bala, LL23 7AD


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