Our History

As of 2023

Eskimo Ice is a dedicated ice manufacturing company, producing in the region of 25 million bags of ice every year for some of Europe’s largest retailers and wholesalers. Under the ‘Ice Club’ label, Eskimo Ice produces bagged ice products: Classic Cubes, Crushed Ice and Supersize Premium Ice. A range of perfectly clear, handcrafted blocks and craft ice products is also produced under the ‘Ice Club: Diamond Collection’ label.

Eskimo Ice takes its food safety responsibilities very seriously and we are proud to hold a ‘AA’ grade under the rigorous BRC Global Standards audit regime.

From the beginning...

Battersea 1978


Eskimo Ice has been a family-owned and managed business since 1978. The company has its origins in Battersea, London, where it started life under the railway arches – manufacturing and distributing bags of ice to bars, clubs, hotels and events companies across Central London.

Eskimo Ice vans in front of the London eye.

New Covent Garden Market

A move to New Covent Garden Market allowed the business to grow in scope, both in terms of manufacturing capacity as well as the number of vehicles. At its peak the fleet was an omnipresent sight across London’s West End and City postcodes, the distinctive Eskimo Ice livery emblazoned across 30 vans and trucks.

2011 new factory in Crawley


In 2011 the company relocated the manufacturing element of the business outside of London, establishing a new factory in Crawley, mid-Sussex. This new factory continued to expand its production capabilities over the next decade, during the course of which expansion Eskimo Ice started supplying national retailers and food services companies, as well as international customers.

Man delivering ice

J&D Ice

In 2020 “J&D Ice” took over our London express delivery business allowing us to concentrate of ice production. J&D Ice distribute Ice Club products throughout Greater London.

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