Ecolab and Easy Ice Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership

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Ecolab and Easy Ice join forces to expand distribution of affordable, hassle-free commercial ice machine subscription program throughout major U.S. markets, including New York City.

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“Our partnership with Easy Ice enhances Equipment Care’s end-to-end solutions,” says Mike Goede, VP Sales Equipment Care. “Ecolab customers appreciate innovative business solutions that solve specific pain points & the Easy Ice program does just that."

Easy Ice, LLC announced an expanded sales and service partnership with Ecolab’s Equipment Care Division.  Under the terms of this partnership, Ecolab will offer the Easy Ice Commercial Ice Machine Subscription Program to its customers throughout all major markets in North America.

“Our partnership with Easy Ice enhances Equipment Care’s end-to-end solutions,” says Mike Goede, Vice President of Sales with Ecolab Equipment Care. “Ecolab customers appreciate innovative business solutions that solve specific pain points, and the Easy Ice program does just that.”

Whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, manufacturing plant, hospital, or a golf course, competitive pressures require business owners to focus on what makes them different. Ice is a commodity, which doesn’t justify the capital expense and distractions that come with owning and operating an ice machine.

“As a trusted supplier to the food service industry, Ecolab began guaranteeing the performance of dishwashing systems years ago,” says John Mahlmeister, CMO of Easy Ice. It is a natural step for owners to seek guaranteed performance from their ice machine as well.”

“In addition to ice machine performance benefits, comprehensive cleaning is imperative for health and safety. Ecolab is the leader in sanitation and their expertise helps us ensure our customers nationwide are serving clean, safe ice,” says Mahlmeister.

By providing a guaranteed supply of ice at an affordable and predicable cost, Easy Ice enables business owners to re-deploy thousands of dollars and many valuable hours of their time to areas of the business that create differentiation and drive success.

Easy Ice’s partnership with Ecolab allows them to expand their reach geographically, specifically in the New York City and Tri-State areas. Easy Ice is gaining NYC ice machine subscribers daily, including well-known restaurateurs like Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag.

About Easy Ice
Easy Ice is the only national provider of ice machine subscriptions.  Partnerships with Ecolab, Hoshizaki and Reddy Ice uniquely position Easy Ice to deliver their innovative solution at the local and national level.

The Easy Ice end-to-end solution saves owners thousands of capital dollars and hours of hassle – enabling them to invest in revenue-generating assets.  The all-inclusive subscription service features Hoshizaki ice machines, repairs, maintenance, water filters, cleanings, replacement ice and more.  With no long-term lease and the flexibility to upsize the equipment, Easy Ice guarantees they’ll earn your business every day. Learn more about Easy Ice,  Follow Easy Ice on Twitter (@TheIceologist).

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 41,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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