DairyBits Expects Record Year, Despite a Poor Summer for Ice Cream Manufacturers

2012 presented a difficult year for many ice cream producers, which has in part being blamed on evolving consumer buying habits changing as a result of the recession, but primarily it has been blamed on poor and inconsistent weather patterns. Despite the difficulties, industry reports revealed that many manufacturers actually made record profits over the summer and DairyBits, provider of cost-effective replacement dairy machine parts, is expecting to follow suit by breaking its own turnover record this year.

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"2012 looks like it’s going to be our best year yet and, hopefully 2013 will bring us, and everyone else in the industry, the same fortune.”

(PRWEB UK) 30 November 2012

2012 presented a difficult year for many ice cream producers, which has in part being blamed on evolving consumer buying habits changing as a result of the recession, but primarily it has been blamed on poor and inconsistent weather patterns. Despite the difficulties, industry reports revealed that many manufacturers actually made record profits over the summer and DairyBits, provider of cost-effective replacement dairy machine parts, is expecting to follow suit by breaking its own turnover record this year.

The summer of 2012 started off early and promisingly for ice cream manufacturers with a mini-heatwave sweeping the Nation into a frenzied excitement about what lay ahead. Unfortunately the reality of the situation wasn’t to last. The March heatwave was short lived and even by the end of July it was still the best period of sustained sunshine during a summer that never really lived up to its early promise.

Fortunately however, the summer did manage to find its second ‘wind’ late in the season and ended just how it had started; in the midst of glorious sunshine and more importantly, plenty of ice cream eating sun worshipers. Subsequently, many ice cream producers actually reported record profits for the period.

The knock-on effect for DairyBits wasn’t fully felt until recently when manufacturers started to service, repair and condition their ice cream equipment in preparation for 2013, and in doing so, increase orders through DairyBits.

Charles Lewis of DairyBits, commented: “The summer was a strange one. It started with a surge, almost dwindled to a grinding holt, and then finished on another surge. This time of year is always busy for DairyBits but I believe the effects of the late heatwave and the subsequent rush to get out and enjoy it, which effectively saved the summer for some producers, has only truly reached us in the last month or so.”

A further factor of DairyBits’ confidence that this is going to be a bumper year is a result of increasing international trade, with record orders being placed from, and dispatched to companies in countries including Jordan, Fiji and Malawi, to name just a few of the unexpected destinations.

Charles continued: “It’s been a tough year but one that has exposed the true strength and spirit of the ice cream industry. 2012 looks like it’s going to be our best year yet and, hopefully 2013 will bring us, and everyone else in the industry, the same fortune.”

DairyBits stocks 1,000’s of dairy machine parts, including mechanical seals bearings, bushes and hygienic fittings, to name but a few. If you would like to receive any further information about DairyBits or its services, please don’t hesitate to call +44 (0)1455 220 179 or email sales@dairybits.co.uk.


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