Monthly Archives: September 2017

SKOPE to Showcase ActiveCore on the World Stage

SKOPE ActiveCore™ taking on the world

SKOPE will attend the world’s leading trade show for the Hospitality Industry, HostMilano, for the first time in October. The progressively international nature of HostMilano see SKOPE exhibiting alongside 2,010 of the world’s biggest suppliers from 47 different countries.

HostMilano is an opportunity for SKOPE to showcase our market leading technology, the revolutionary ActiveCore, to a global audience.

“We’re taking what we believe is the lowest energy, general purpose mechandisers of their size available in the world, to the world”
– Guy Stewart, Managing Director

ActiveCore – market leading energy savings and future-proofed technology

SKOPE’s ActiveCore range of glass door display fridges are designed to be future-proofed. It is the best choice to manage impending refrigerant changes because the cartridge can be easily swapped out to a different refrigerant and any service work can be done offsite, thereby minimising workplace safety risks.

By delivering market leading energy savings, optimal cooling performance, greater serviceability and a future-proofed system, our sophisticated ActiveCore technology will be meeting our customers’ needs for years to come.

In New Zealand and Australia ActiveCore now comes with all the added options too – additional shelves, shelf lighting, solid doors, tropical doors for warmer climates, the full range of colours, a remote refrigeration unit option and more. Learn more here

ActiveCore is currently available in top and bottom mount upright fridges and development is already underway to extend this technology into other ranges.

HostMilano – the premier event for the HORECA industry

HostMilano is a favourite destination for the top players in the hospitality industry. SKOPE representatives from our Design, Sales and Production teams will get a preview of all the latest innovations in technology and market trends.

“We can’t wait to share the latest trends in hospitality and innovation with our customers to help them continue to grow their businesses”
– Keri Thomas, GM Sales & Marketing
HostMilano Quick Facts
  • World’s leading trade show for the hospitality industry
  • Held in Milan every 2 years
  • This year’s show runs from Friday 20th – Tuesday 24th October, 2017
  • 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the show
  • Showcases Equipment, Furniture, Coffee and Food from leading global suppliers
  • 2,010 companies confirmed from 47 different countries
  • 40% of companies attending this year are from outside Italy
  • Germany, Spain, France, USA, UK are the top 10 foreign nations in attendance
  • 151,000 professionals from 172 countries expected to visit the show
  • Over 1,500 buyers from Europe, the Mediterranean, South Africa, the Middle East, North America, Central and Southern America, Russia, Asia and Oceania are attending this year’s show
  • 8 countries, including New Zealand, are making their debut with their own stand this year – Belarus, Egypt, Lichtenstein, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the Ukraine
  • Hundreds of events including workshops, training, round table discussions, and demonstrations
Visit SKOPE at HostMilano

Friday 20 October – Tuesday 24 October, 2017
9.30am – 6.30pm
Pavilion 2, Stand T06
Fiera Milano
Rho. Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 20017 Rho, Milan.


Visit SKOPE’s Partner Brands
IRINOX – Pavilion 5, Stand D17 E20
ITV – Pavilion 24, K68 L63
MISA – Pavilion 2, Stand N21

Australia – A Climate that Spans the Globe

Australia has to have one of the most variable climates in the world – deserts, rainforests, surf beaches and even snow-clad mountains.

The diversity of the Australian climate is starkly reinforced below, showing how our single landmass encompasses the climates of tropical monsoonal India, Saharan Africa, South Africa’s veldt and the Baja California.

The diversity of the Australian climate

The challenge for product designers

The Australian climate presents a unique challenge for engineers and product designers, for any product they make for this market should work in all of these environments. For a company that manufacturers commercial refrigeration like SKOPE this creates a huge challenge.

After all, we must ensure our products meet legal food safety standards to keep food and dairy products below 5oC at all times, regardless of the climate. Whilst our beverage-selling customers demand their drinks are served at a consistently cold temperature of about 2oC; because this is what their customers expect.

On top of this, we need to build reliable, serviceable products that will keep working and keep performing, regardless of whether they are in an air-conditioned supermarket or an open-shopfront in Darwin.

SKOPE steps up to the challenge

Ultimately, the only way to ensure our products continue to perform in varied environmental conditions is a constant cyclical process of test, monitor, improve. It starts with a dedicated in-house product development team that makes up 12% of our workforce. The team makes use of sophisticated test rooms that enable us to adjust a whole range of variants such as temperature and humidity.

Our products must perform in working environments with heavy loads of food and drinks while the doors are constantly opening and closing. We recreate these conditions with blocks of synthetic gel (which are like expensive blocks of jelly) to replicate food, or fluid-filled cans whilst robots open and close doors repetitively.

SKOPE’s state of the art environmental test chamber

For a product to be released into the market it must not only work in the multi-environment cold-room, it must work in the real world. To do this we place fridges all over Australia. We wire them with smart, remote monitoring devices and watch how they perform.

All of this takes time, expertise and of course significant resources. However, in the end it provides certainty.

Buying a quality engineered, fully tested product like SKOPE, is a bit like buying insurance; when you are not covered, and things go wrong – you wish you hadn’t compromised.

From 11 – 14 September 2017 SKOPE will be exhibiting at Fine Food Australia at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney; whilst on 20-24 October 2017 we will be exhibiting at Host Milano at Fiera Milano, Italy. We’d love to see you there.