The Zamboni Company Announces Formation of Zamboni Europe

For Immediate Release

New Company Supports European Ice Sports Industry Growth

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA (March 5, 2018)
The Zamboni Company is proud to announce an agreement in principle to purchase our Zamboni Authorized Distributor in Sweden, Izomaskin AB. With this purchase, we will be renaming Izomaskin AB as Zamboni Europe. Zamboni Europe will continue to be located in Österfänebo, Sweden and will combine the strong manufacturing and service capabilities of Izomaskin AB with the proven and trusted Zamboni brand and products.

With thousands of Zamboni ice resurfacing machines in service all around the globe, the Zamboni Company has Zamboni Authorized Distributors and Service providers in place to locally serve the needs of the owners and operators of those products. Even with this formidable team, the continued growth of the European marketplace requires an enhanced presence.

With the facility in Sweden, Zamboni customers in Europe will benefit from the availability of locally stocked Zamboni Authentic Parts, as well as having a Zamboni Corporate office in the region.

“The local Zamboni Authorized Distributors in the European region do a great job representing and supporting the Zamboni brand and products. Over the past few years, it became clear that a corporate presence in Europe would benefit our network of Distributors as well as the owners and operators of our products.”, said Greg Dean, Vice President of Sales and Brand Management for the Zamboni Company.

For nearly seventy years, the Zamboni Company has been the leader in ice resurfacing technology and innovation. In the continuing legacy of its founder, Frank J. Zamboni, the Zamboni Company works to apply industrial science, proven performance, and future technologies into the development and manufacture of its ice resurfacing machines for ice rinks and arenas throughout the world.

Attachment: News Release Zamboni Europe

Zamboni On-Ice Product Showcase Aug 17, 2017

The event for ice rink industry professionals!

August 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. Breakfast and Lunch served.
Hosted by Budweiser Gardens, home of the London Knights

 

See the latest Zamboni product introductions, demonstrated on-ice including:

  • Zamboni Model 650
  • Zamboni Model 526
  • FastICE® Advanced Ice Making System
  • Latec™ Level-Ice™ Laser Leveling System
  • Conti™ Blade Changing Assistant
  • EZIII™ Electric Edger
  • Zamboni Power Brush™ Board Brush
  • Zamboni Integrated Auger Washout System

 

The topics covered will include:

  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Service Maintenance Program
  • Machine/Product Options Demonstrations

 

Industry experts in attendance include:

  • NHL Green will be onsite to meet attendees and discuss and answer questions about the NHL Greener Rinks Initiative.
  • The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) will have representatives at the event to share information on ORFA courses and professional designations.
  • Lynda Jeffries, Montreal Branch Manager for Crown Battery
  • Zamboni Customer Service
  • Zamboni Authorized Distributors

 

Schedule

9:00 am – Welcome, introductions and coffee / pastry breakfast
9:15-12:00 pm – On-ice product demonstrations and industry experts
12:00-12:30 pm – Lunch is served on-site
1:00-3:00 pm- Hands-on new product and equipment introductions; industry speakers and question and answer session to conclude the day.

Location

The Benefits of Going Electric with Zamboni

The benefits of going electric with
Up to 75% Savings
vs. cost of LPG
A few dollars electric charge a day

vs.

$20 LPG fuel cost a day
Savings from one tank a day of LPG alone can be thousands of $$$$ a year.

 

* Based on assessment of a Canadian municipal facility, calculating their daily LPG costs vs. costs to power electric Zamboni Model 552 at local energy rate.

Low Maintenance. No Tuneups.
AC Motors are Virtually Maintenance Free.
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The significant savings in fuel and maintenance costs may offset the initial investment in the electric equipment within the first few years of ownership.

 

Individual results may vary

Clean Air. Clean Ice.
Eliminate millions of cubic feet of emissions annually.
Reduced strain on your building’s ventilation system. Saves money and energy, and provides peace of mind.

 

Estimated emissions output from current Model 526 engine at 2500 rpm calculated using 1267 cu. ft. of emissions x 15 daily resurfacings.

Related Machines

Promotional Activities and Riders

The Zamboni Company has had a consistently firm position against riders being on a resurfacer, other than the operator. The Zamboni ice resurfacer was designed and intended for use only as a special purpose machine and not as a recreational or promotional machine. The Zamboni Company’s warning labels, operating instructions, safety instructions and safety poster clearly state, “Do not permit riders on the Zamboni machine at any time” and “No Riders!” Any failure to adhere to the safety labels’ warnings, operating instructions and safety instructions must be considered a serious matter.

The Zamboni Company, joined by Ice Rink Industry groups would like to share their collective position regarding promotional activities such as “ice resurfacer school”, “driving class” and “resurfacer camp”.

Some of the reasons for Zamboni’s position in the regard, among others, are as follows:

  • Proximity of dangerous moving parts and augers.
  • Proximity to very hot hydraulic oil lines and tank.
  • Uncertain protection against obstructions, slip-and-fall, etc.
  • Distraction of the driver from his primary responsibility.
  • Operator visibility.
  • Risks of injury.

For these reasons, Zamboni does not approve of and will not be responsible for any injury, death or property damage that might result from any unapproved use or of any unauthorized modification of the machine that would permit a rider to be on the machine.  In addition, be advised that all parties involved with the promotion of an additional rider or riders on a Zamboni ice resurfacer could be exposed to third party liability due to the general public’s exposure to such a promotion.

Be aware that the installation of a second seat raises other safety matters such as enhanced operator training, safety and warning instructions, additional operator responsibilities and the need for supplemental insurance coverage, etc.

Should you require additional information, please feel free to contact your Zamboni Authorized Distributor or The Zamboni Company directly.

Air Quality and Emissions

The Zamboni Company has a long-standing concern about air quality and emissions in ice rinks, and we have been at the forefront of building electric and alternate fueled vehicles since the late 1970’s. We’re confident that our machines if properly maintained can continue to operate in a safe manner even after many years of use.

The machines built today by the Zamboni Company are almost exclusively alternative fuel powered, using propane and natural gas engines or electric power. All of our machine models provide a clean option and they allow a “green” choice for arena operators, based on their specific needs.

However, with respect to older machines, just as in the automobile industry the responsibility for maintenance rightly belongs to the owner of the vehicle. Even with proper maintenance, there can never be an elimination of indoor air ventilation and regular testing of the air quality inside all rinks is critical, no matter the age of the machine.

The Zamboni Company and their Zamboni Authorized Distributors provide a network of support and information for owners of Zamboni® ice resurfacing machines. Operations manuals, safety information and maintenance information relating to our products is available to owners of new and older model machines. Zamboni Customer Service and our Authorized Distributors can assist with Zamboni Authentic Parts and Service. Contact information is located in the “Contact” section of this web site.

The United States Ice Rink Association has compiled important reference material regarding air quality in ice rinks which we encourage you to review. You can find it on their website via this link: USIRA website

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc. has created guidelines for indoor air quality in Arenas. Please download the PDF below to review.

Safety Materials

The Zamboni Company provides machine owners with information regarding the safe and proper operation and maintenance of its products. All safety and operations reference materials should be posted properly and made available to operators for their review on a regular basis. Replacement materials are available from your Zamboni Authorized Distributor or Zamboni Customer Service. Zamboni ice resurfacing machines have detailed instructions in both the manual and on the factory installed warning labels. The safety materials which are now online were formerly mailed to known owners of our products. Please register your machine to download and share these documents with your entire ice maintenance/machine service staff. 

Access this document in the Zamboni Owners Area

Snow Tank Light

The snow tank light illuminates the tank to provide the operator with better visibility while monitoring the snow tank capacity during resurfacing.

Request Replacement Safety Labels

The Zamboni Company provides resources for owners of Zamboni® ice resurfacers and other Zamboni products. If you need access to your machine service manual, parts list, and safety information, please register for the Zamboni Owners Area. 

If you need to request replacement safety labels or a replacement safety wall poster for your facility please fill out the form below.

Register for the NEW Zamboni Owners Area

to create an account to access owners manuals, parts lists, safety materials and more.

Request Replacement Safety Labels

It is important for the safe and proper operation of your machine that you make sure the safety labels are visible and legible. If your machine’s safety labels are missing, damaged or painted over, a replacement set of the labels can be sent to your arena at no cost. Safety labels in a number of languages besides English (as well as bi-lingual for Canadian customers) are also available. Please fill out the form below.

Integrated Auger Washout System

Integrated Auger Washout System

simplifies the vertical and horizontal auger washout task

The Zamboni Integrated Auger Washout System simplifies the vertical and horizontal auger washout task, from a single point on the machine’s conditioner. Operators can select the single or dual auger washout, affording significant time savings and a safer washout process.

The direct water streams are designed to efficiently and thoroughly wash away snow and slush from the augers without having to lift the snow tank or to remove safety guards. The powerful top-down washout saves resources with its accurate distribution of water, targeting snow accumulated in the conditioner and vertical auger housing.

Made with corrosion-resistant brass, stainless and aluminum parts, the Integrated Auger Washout System is built to stand the test of time, providing a safer and more efficient process.

The system is available on ALL new full sized resurfacers and can be purchased as a kit to install on any existing 500 Series machine.

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