Fine Food Australia
20 - 23 September, 2015
SKOPE will be exhibiting at the Fine Food Australia show; this is being held at the Sydney Olympic Park from 20th to 23rd September 2015.
SKOPE's stand will be showcasing our new glass door chiller range of 1 and 2 door, top and bottom mount models combining SKOPE's revolutionary new ActiveCore technology with a modern
frameless aesthetic design. These models will be available to the hospitality and retail sectors - from restaurant and bars, to convenience stores and commercial kitchens from September 2015. The development of the ActiveCore has reinforced our reputation for proven quality, durability and reliability. With Improved cooling performance, optimised airflow and redesigned components, the ActiveCore provides optimal performance and energy efficiency.
Also being showcased is the new SKOPE Glass Door Inserts and Shelves, suitable for cool and freezer rooms. Developed in the largest innovation center of its kind in Australasia, the new Glass Door Inserts and ActiveCore technology has cemented SKOPE's innovation leadership position
SKOPE stand is HK22 in the Catering Equipment section, for more information on Fine Food click here . Register online before 18th September 2015 for free entry using promo code TASTE, click here to register.
New Projects to inspire
SKOPE's Project Portfolio has recently been updated with an array of new projects to inspire you. from restaurants, cafes and bars to hotels, stadiums, airports, training institutes and food processing facilities, the Project Portfolio portrays both the aesthetic and functional ways in which SKOPE products can enhance a wide range of commercial premises.
The high quality, insitu imagery, combined with descriptions of customers' business nature and food service requirements, is a fantastic way to show SKOPE's unique and stand-out ability to create and implement refrigeration solutions.
Here is a sample of the new updates now available;
Dedication to detail and a passion for flavour are key to the success of this Sky City restaurant and bar in the heart of Auckland. Located on Federal Street dining precinct, MASU brings a contemporary twist to the traditional robata style of cooking over an open charcoal grill. The lively informal atmosphere is enhanced by the open kitchen, where knives are placed in one direction only and the addition to detail is flawless, to the point where wait-staff use a laser beam to straighten the chopsticks at each place-setting before guests arrive. - See more at:www.skope.co.nz/restaurants-cafes-bars/masu
Harry & Frankie, Melbourne
Part wine shop, part wine bar Harry & Frankie celebrates wine and the great people who enjoy it in an inclusive, unpretentious way. With a 600+ wine listing that highlights small family owned producers from Australia's backyard and around the world. The owners wanted to create a space where you can wander in and get up close and personal with the bottles and choose your own wine adventure. See more at: www.skope.co.nz/restaurants-cafes-bars/harry-frankie
Exquisite cakes, pastries and decadent degustation menus make Milse a must-visit for dessert devotees. Touted as a 'sugar temple', laden with sophisticated sweet treats and local desserts that change with the seasons, Milse is led by master patissier Brian Campbell and is located in Auckland’s Britomart. With both dine in and take-away options available. Milse's restaurant is a haven for those with a sweet tooth. See more at: www.skope.co.nz/restaurants-cafes-bars/milse
Click here to downlaod the Project Portfolio and see all the latest updates
SKOPE celebrates decade of partnering with Haier
In an age where business relationships, and often businesses themselves, seem to come and go, SKOPE Industries is proud to be celebrating its ten-year partnership with Chinese manufacturer Haier.
This month, the SKOPE brand is recognised as one of the greatest commercial refrigeration brands worldwide. Haier, the world’s largest manufacturer in white goods, and SKOPE, recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of their relationship with an event in Qingdao, China, attended by SKOPE founder Sir Robert Stewart and his son, SKOPE Managing Director Guy Stewart and Alexandra Stewart, the company’s Creative Director.
Early in the 21st Century, SKOPE recognised that in order to survive and grow, the Christchurch-based company with an international reputation for producing high quality commercial refrigeration would need to travel the world and sell its products where it could. It was decided that the solution was to find a manufacturing partner that had the ability to leverage economies of scale, but that also understand the importance of quality as a key point of difference in an increasingly competitive market. Haier was the perfect partner.
Sir Robert, who has now retired but sits on the board of the Stewart’s family-owned company, says he is a passionate believer in the importance of a brand and the 80:20 rule, which says you can get 80 per cent of the market with the best quality and best priced products, and 20 per cent requires a different luxury brand to meet the demands of customers who want to be perceived to own something that is better. The relationship with Haier enables SKOPE to strive for that 80 per cent market share. “I believe that Haier has the potential to dominate all levels of electrical appliances, particularly refrigeration, both domestic and commercial,” says Sir Robert Stewart.
For the 20 per cent markets, such as Coca Cola and 7-Eleven, Sir Robert says SKOPE knows how to design commercial refrigeration that fulfils these global requirements. In response to other corporate and customer demands, in September SKOPE will launch its revolutionary new ActiveCore™ technology that is being manufactured by Haier, but has been designed in Christchurch at SKOPE’s innovation and design centre. "It is the ultimate innovation, and a major leap forward for our industry", says Sir Robert. Each and every component of the ActiveCore™ unit has been developed with energy efficiency in mind. ActiveCore™ technology will reduce energy costs for the customer; provide users with a quicker rate of return and save over 50 per cent when compared to SKOPE’s current biggest selling two-door chiller. This equates to savings of nearly $600 per annum, a huge feat in engineering for SKOPE.
Guy Stewart, who took over the role of managing director from his father, Sir Robert Stewart, in 2002, says the future competitive landscape in commercial refrigeration is going to evolve to be a mixture of energy efficiency, product features, greater serviceability, minimal noise, with maximum customer engagement and price.
“This equates to a value proposition, and we are well positioned to create solutions for this together with Haier using our combined talents. This will be key for global corporate customers, who want to invest value solutions for themselves,” says Mr Stewart.
Click here to watch a short video from the celebration ceremony.
New Modular Rack Shelving Series
The new Modular Rack Shelving series are designed to meet all you cool and freezer room storgae needs. This shelving series is easy to assemble, with no metal parts and is lightweight and durable for easy mobility. These units come in a range of sizes and depths and have corner configuration options available to maximise space.
Features & Benefits
- HACCP Certified
- High quality thermoplastic - A PVC material, designed for long life use without corrosion
- Resistant to UV, acids, alkaline oils, greases and moisture
- Temperature resistant from -40º C to 80º C
- Quick assembly time - easy to set up on site, no tools required
- Corner unit options available
- 2 years warranty protection
For more information on the Modular Rack Shelving click here
Click here to download the Modualr Rack Shelving Brochure
SKOPE Glass Door Inserts & Shelves for Cool and Freezer Rooms
SKOPE has developed a range of high quality glass door inserts and shelves using our market leading design and manufacturing expertise. These glass door inserts and shelves are suitable for cool and freezer rooms, and offer superior performance and reliability, They are available in a ranges of sizes and configurations, and can be used for new installations or retrofitted into existing rooms. SKOPE has also designed a high quality modular shelving system that is robust and simple to install to go with the new glass door inserts.
Features & Benefits
- Quick and easy to install
- Robust integral LED lighting to maximise presentation while minimising energy consumption
- Left or right opening options
- Heavy duty gasket to withstand high usage
- Cool room doors are double glazed, Low-E Argon
- Freezer doors are triple glazed, heated glass
- Individual shelf load capacity of 120kg
- SKOPE patent shelf clip and strip design
- 5 years warranty protection
Click here for more information on our Glass Door Inserts and Shelves.
Click here to download the brochure
New Green Guard Protection
The evaporator coil in your SKOPE cabinet is a critical component and if it fails can cause other key components to fail, reducing the life of your cabinet and causing unnecessary downtime for servicing; therefore we are putting the SKOPE name behind our coils. All coils used in food storgae application will be coated with SKOPE's new Green Guard; a new unique treatment for evaporator coils. The coils will be coated locally at the SKOPE factory in Christchurch to ensure we can guarantee quality and a superior coil lifespan.
Click here to download the brochure on the the new Green Guard Protection and see why this coating is important.
SKOPE proud to offer MISA to New Zealand
MISA is an Italian designed cool and freezer room solution;these premium , modular, polyurethane cool and freezer rooms provide a simple, quick and flexible solution, that can be supplied to suit any size requirement.
SKOPE has been sole distributor of MISA cool and freezers rooms throughout Australia and we are now proud to be offering these modular rooms to all of New Zealand.
In conjuction with the launch of MISA into New Zeland, SKOPE will be introducing new componentry to the MISA range such as the new MISA Freeblock, FB3+ and drop-in units, new semi-rebated door available in three widths (600mm, 800mm and 1000mm), newly designed easy-slide sliding door, new touch screen key pad, 350kg roll-in trolley weight flooring and the new 45⁰ modular corner panels with camlock system meaning rooms can be angled allowing for maximisation of space.
SKOPE are also introducing a new internal shelving range 'Modular Rack Series'. This shelving system is designed to fit all needs, it's easy assemble, lightweight and durable for easy mobility. This new shelving system is exclusive to SKOPE, made from environmentally friendlu materials and can hold 100kg per shelf. For more information on the new shelving range, download the flyer here
For more information on the great features of MISA cool and freezer rooms download the brochure here
To learn more about MISA products, room options and installation process visit the MISA page on our website or click here
Sir Robert Stewart releases autobiography Determined to Win
“Sir Robert Stewart may have been born into a successful manufacturing family, but he had to set up his own company the hard way, using his own money, courage, street smarts and creativity”, from Determined to Win.
2014 has been a year of milestones for SKOPE founder Sir Robert Stewart, who earlier in the year was made a Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit to manufacturing and the community. Last month, Sir Robert struck another goal off his “bucket list”, when he launched his autobiography, Determined to Win, published by Random House.
Sir Robert’s account of starting SKOPE, manufacturing, exporting and holding on to the family business is a lively memoir in which he shares insights into being successful in one of the most challenging business environments. It tells the story of a man who, over five decades, led the business through economic ups and downs, tough times and highlights, to become one of New Zealand’s leading manufacturers and exporters.
A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, between times spent in the office, on the factory floor and building partnerships and reputation offshore, Sir Robert has led a fulfilling life outside of SKOPE – racing cars and building yachts and enjoying his recreational pursuits with his wider family and friends. Along the way, he has started a radio station, helped drive the 1974 Commonwealth Games, become president of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation, and chair of the Canterbury Manufacturer’s Association and the government’s Health Research Council. He has also been honoured as an Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur.
“I’ve enjoyed reading the history of Dad’s professional career, it’s half a James Bond story and half a business text book. I more fully appreciate the difficult barriers to market he encountered and appreciate now how complex entrepreneurism was in his day,” says daughter Alexandra Stewart.
An entrepreneur who has never been afraid to think outside the square, Sir Robert left school at 15 to take up an apprentice electrician role with the Government, going on to work at Christchurch Airport and at Paparua prison. His passion later took him to England, where he studied engineering at Cranfield College. On his return to New Zealand, Sir Robert worked for his father’s company, PDL Industries, for five years.
At 25, Sir Robert purchased Christchurch-based Robat Avon Industries, which he rebranded to SKOPE Enterprises. It was from here that he went on to build the country’s leading heating company, expanding the business to include commercial refrigeration products and building an international export market.
Having exited the heating market, today SKOPE Industries is a global player in the commercial refrigeration market. Two of Sir Robert’s children, Guy and Alexandra, share their father’s drive and passion for the family business and have taken over the helm of SKOPE, which now employs more than 300 people and has a far-reaching global presence. Sir Robert remains an active member of the company’s Board and is thrilled to have his book hit the shelves.
Imprint: Random House NZ
Extent: 372 pages
See why SKOPE are market leaders in bar refrigeration!
See the latest SKOPE videos showcasing our adaptive design for bar refrigeration; have the look you want and check out why SKOPE only uses powder coating.
Introducing SKOPE's Brand Video
See how SKOPE thrives in a competitive industry and hear for yourself the vision of Guy Stewart, Managing Director of SKOPE Industries Limited.
Introducing SKOPE's Virtual Factory Tour
Take this opportunity to see the workings of the SKOPE Factory based in Christchurch, New Zealand. This will be your chance to see a rare glimpse of the manufacturing processes behind the refrigeration brand of choice and market leader in the industry.
Introducing SKOPE's Online Portfolio
High quality, in-situ imagery combined with case studies, displays SKOPE’s ability to create and implement unique refrigeration solutions.
From restaurants, cafés and bars to hotels, stadiums, airports, commercial institutes and food processing facilities, when it comes to the types of businesses using commercial refrigeration, the requirements are varied and often unique.
At SKOPE, our brand and business focuses on excellence. We take immense pride in our products and ability to work with the industry to create and implement refrigeration solutions into virtually any design specifications. In order to portray both the aesthetic and functional ways in which refrigeration can be integrated into a wide range of environments we developed an industry leading Project Portfolio application.
To complement this, and enable users to view, share, Pin, download and save our most visually compelling case studies, we have carefully curated and repackaged our project portfolio into an easy to navigate online collection. Complete with downloadable PDFs and the option to Pin, Email or save each case study, we are making it easy for users to share their inspirations.
The high quality, in-situ imagery, combined with descriptions of the customers' business nature, displays SKOPE's extensive product range and ability to deliver products to suit each individual's exact specifications and requirements.
A stunning example from SKOPE's extensive portfolio is Sydney's exquisitely designed Steel Bar & Grill. Every aspect of Steel Bar & Grill is inspiring, from the polished stainless steel mesh to the open plan kitchen, complete with dark, marble benchtops. With space at a premium, the team behind Steel Bar & Grill wanted a kitchen that was on show to diners and state-of-the-art both aesthetically and functionally.
Working with designer Michael McCann, SKOPE helped plan the open kitchen with the key objective to create clean lines and practical, efficient use of space. Front of house, counterline refrigeration has been selected for its lower height, with SKOPE and McCann developing the stunning 'dreamtime' doors, with their thicker frames and chunkier handles. Downstairs at Steel Espresso, a custom SKOPE food display takes pride of place on top of a counterline cabinet.
Visit skope.com for more inspiration.
SKOPE launches new VF ICE Storage cabinet.
This new range of energy efficient ice storage cabinets has been designed with new features to deliver greater performance, efficiency and reliability.
The VF ICE Series has all the same benefits as our VF Freezer Series. The cabinet's Operating Temperature runs between: -9°C to -12°C in 32°C.
Other features and benefits include:
- Upgraded refrigeration system for significantly improved energy efficiency, performance and noise reduction
- Electronic controller with stabilised temperature display
- Optional illuminated LED sign panel includes Ice decal, as pictured
- Standard SKOPE Cyclone refrigeration system
- Door alarm and ambient alarm as standard
- Heavy duty shelf included, as pictured
The following models are avaialble, VF650-Ice, VF1000-Ice, VF1300-Ice and VF1500-Ice. Click here for more information on these models.
Pegasus 2/1 Series Upgrade
The Pegasus 2/1 Series has recently been upgraded to be brought in line with the Pegasus 1/1 Series. The upgrade has been made by SKOPE in response to an increasing number of customers using the two models in conjunction with each other. Now, when lined up alongside each other in kitchens, they have the same aesthetic look and use the same power saving technologies. The Pegasus 2/1 Series includes chillers, freezers, preparation and pizza cabinets.
New upgrade features includes:
- The Pegasus 2/1 Series now utilises the front breathing system that enables the cabinet to be built flush against back and side walls, maximising the use of valuable kitchen space.
- Chillers and freezers are now rated to 43°C ambient, making them ideal for use in high ambient temperatures and hot kitchen environments
- New aesthetic look is standard across integral and remote cabinets
- Improved energy efficiency
- Drawers are now available as a standard option on Pegasus 2/1 preparation cabinets
- Optional flush fitting foamed lids available for Pegasus 2/1 pizza and preparation cabinets
- Removable air flow duct for easy cleaning
- Pizza and preparation cabinets now use R134a refrigerant (CFC & HCFC free)
To see the full Pegasus 2/1 Series range CLICK HERE
SKOPE opens new environmental test chamber
On Thursday 22 November, the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon. Steven Joyce officially opened SKOPE’s new environmental test chamber.
Ever since Robert Stewart, started SKOPE in 1965, research, design and innovation has been behind the company’s competitive advantage and continued success.
Last financial year SKOPE achieved over $100m revenue, was a finalist in the New Zealand International Business Awards and was listed by the Technology Investment Network as the sixth technology company by growth in the country.
This success is attributed to SKOPE’s employees, who bring enthusiasm and passion to their job every day and strive for excellence, as well as continued investment in new product development, innovation, on-going research and strategic relationships built with Haier in China, Busung in Korea and more recently Irinox and MISA in Italy.
SKOPE’s new environmental test chamber, which is built from MISA cool room panels, will enable increased testing capacity, ensure faster project turnaround times and improve testing accuracy.
It will allow SKOPE to test from 3 to 50 degrees in up to 95% humidity, meaning almost any environment can be simulated. This is important when refrigeration cabinets need to perform at the highest standard in some of the harshest environments in the world, such Darwin and the Middle East. Testing in these conditions not only means consumers get a cold drink every time, but more importantly ensures food and safety standards are met, and exceeded, at all times.
Victoria/Tasmania FIA Finalist
SKOPE has been nominated as a finalist in the FIA Distributor of the Year - Service Award.
“I am very proud and excited about the nomination as there is an impressive field of finalists. The team works incredibly hard and to reach finalist stage is a testament to SKOPE’s commitment to quality and customer service,” National Sales Manager, Brady Wiseman says.
Winners will be announced on the 9th November 2012.
SKOPE continue to stand behind our products and superior in-home warranties.
We will honour all existing commitments, and expect to be able to supply product for the majority of our range through to the end of winter 2012 and (in many cases) beyond. As a company SKOPE Industries Limited will continue to operate, with our manufacturing operations remaining based in Christchurch. We are excited about a future in which we will dedicate 100% commitment to commercial refrigeration.
Depend on us to stand behind our warranties
A process is in place to honour any product warranty claims during their validity period.
Fine Food New Zealand
17 - 19 June 2012
Fine Food Queensland
11 March - 13 March 2012
SKOPE's exhibiting at this month's Fine Foods Queensland and we're excited about showcasing three new products at the state's largest event for the foodservice and hospitality industry.
Our recently imported range of MISA, is designed specifically for cool or freezer rooms, production rooms, and commercial and industrial processing plants.
The Irinox Nice, a single holding cabinet that can run both positive and negative temperatures, has compact dimensions but plenty of internal space; and our new two door bottom mount chiller, the B1200-2. It features an innovative, self-learning EMS electronic controller ensuring optimal energy efficiency.
SKOPE will be at Stand E24 in the Catering Equipment section, next to the Seminar Theatre. Download the Fine Foods Queensland floor plan and mark our location.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Deputy Prime Minister Honourable Bill English and Wigram MP candidate Sam Collins visited the SKOPE production plant recently as part of their build up to the election.
They spent time touring the factory with company directors Guy Stewart and Alexandra Stewart and spoke with staff from all areas of the company including the factory, production, design and the executive management team.
Fine Foods Sydney
5 - 8 September 2011
The SKOPE stand was a hive of activity this year with representatives from IRINOX, MISA and HAIER all joining the SKOPE team.
The main feature of the stand was a 2.4m MISA cool and freezer room system. SKOPE’s Richard Bennett and MISA’s Claudio Fabiani were kept busy demonstrating the modular systems many features and options to both dealers and end users.
Live Blast Chiller demonstrations by Robert Erskine and the Italian Irinox team proved extremely popular, and the new low temperature cooking function was a hit. Other products released at the show included the Centaur 3 door pizza chiller, Centaur glass door under counters and the B1200 bottom mount chiller.
A few SKOPE customers thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing lunch and conversation while enjoying the sites of the Sydney harbour aboard the SKOPE boat.
SKOPE named Coca Cola Amatil Supplier of the Year
SKOPE Industries Limited has claimed two prestigious international awards.
SKOPE was announced as the overall winner in the 2011 Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) Australian Supplier of the Year Award as well as winner in the Trade Equipment Supplier of the Year category at a gala event in Sydney yesterday evening.
Left to right – Warwick White (Managing Director, CCA Australia), Guy Stewart (Managing Director, SKOPE), Robert Stewart (Chairman, SKOPE), Terry Davis (Group Managing Director, CCA)
SKOPE Managing Director Guy Stewart says it is an honour and a privilege for the company to be recognised by such a key customer in this way and particularly pleasing his father (and company founder), Robert Stewart was present at the occasion.
“The public recognition by CCA through these awards is extremely significant for SKOPE. CCA’s leadership during our long-standing relationship - almost 40 years - has supported our innovation with refrigeration design and energy reduction,” he says.
“Historically SKOPE has been an early adopter of technology and responsive to our customers demand for innovation - not only in the corporate beverage market, but also in food service refrigeration and heating markets. After recent work by the SKOPE design team, we now have the lowest energy glass two-door merchandiser in the Coca-Cola system, globally.”
SKOPE is CCA’s largest supplier of commercial refrigeration products in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
SKOPE has previously been recognised by CCA, being runner up for innovation in the inaugural Coca-Cola Amatil Australia Supplier of the Year Awards, in recognition for the work undertaken for Coca-Cola’s merchandising fleet. This year we also won the Coca-Cola New Zealand Supplier of the Year Award.
Latest update: Canterbury Earthquake
10.00am Tuesday 14 June 2011
Following yesterday's two significant aftershocks SKOPE advises after preliminary assessments that we are fully operational and it is business as usual.
We are fortunate to report there were no injuries to staff or visitors, and no major damage to building and equipment. We will continue with our assessments and should circumstances change we will update the information on the website accordingly.
New partnership with Irinox
SKOPE has announced a new partnership with Italian specialist brand Irinox.
SKOPE Managing Director Guy Stewart says this is a unique opportunity for two leading brands to work together. "The Irinox brand is synonymous with quality Italian manufacturing and has values that are complementary to those of SKOPE – Irinox believes in customer satisfaction, technological development and the need for quality and innovation in all aspects of design."
Irinox Export Area Manager Gabriele Vendruscolo says together the two top brands will make a difference. "SKOPE was the natural choice for Irinox in our decision to increase market presence, given their shared manufacturing excellence, product reliability and leading market position."
Irinox has been in operation since 1989 and is known all over the world as the blast chilling and shock freezing specialist. Blast chillers and shock freezers cools and freeze with speed and delicacy. They provide a number of benefits, including continuous high quality of food served, reduced production costs, reduced food wastage and less weight loss, and longer preservation times.
The Irinox range being distributed by SKOPE includes blast chillers, shock freezers, holding cabinets and the specialist bakery day system. The range is suitable for all food service and food preparation industries, including restaurants, caterers, bakeries and patisseries, and is ideal for confectionary, gelato, ice cream and chocolates.
- Read more about the Irinox advantages
- Complete our online form to find the right Irinox product for you
- Download Irinox specification sheets click here
- Download Irinox user manuals click here
- Go to our Irinox product pages click here
Update: Message to customers
12pm Tuesday 8 March 2011
Thank you all for your support and thoughts.The past two weeks has been a major challenge for our city, our community and our company, and has been a time where the human spirit shows what it is capable of in the best sense.
While our city has been under siege with rescue workers and support from all over the world achieving extraordinary feats within the city, SKOPE has been focused on getting itself operational as quickly as possible. My excellent team achieved this within a week and we are now fully operational with orders being shipped without hitch at all times. They have done an excellent job, and one that I am proud of.
I have been asked by many customers what they can do to help us during this time of crisis, and my response has been two-fold:
- Understand that we are very much in business and operating normally.
- Give us orders to keep our morale up and keep us busy.
Watching the television it is easy to wonder how Christchurch can ever recover from the devastation that has hit it, but it will of course, just as many other previously earthquake damaged cities have. My job is to ensure that the 350 plus people we have working for us in Christchurch, and the multiple suppliers we have based here too, are able to return to as normal a life as possible to give them a place of stability in their lives where they may have lost loved ones, or their homes may be badly damaged or destroyed. Morale and daily focus are critical at times like this.
There is the ancient Chinese curse "may you live in interesting times" and as Christchurch will tell you, as well as flood affected Australia, "stability and normality" are much better prospects than "interesting" and we would greatly appreciate your support in regaining a complete "business as normal" position as quickly as possible.
R. Guy Stewart
SKOPE Industries Limited