Equi’s ice cream marks 100 years with new ice cream HQ 


Fourth generation of Equi family open new factory

In time to celebrate Equi’s Ice Cream’s centenary, the fourth-generation family business has officially opened its new factory and HQ in Rutherglen. Following a £1.7 million investment the ice cream manufacturer will be able to produce four times the volume of their Great Taste Award-winning ice cream. 

Four generations of the Equi family has been producing ice cream since 1922 with flavours like Scottish Tablet, Isle of Skye Sea Salt and Caramel and Alphonso Mango Sorbet sold across the country. Moving from their original home in Hamilton, where they have been producing ice cream since 1922, the 10,000 sq. ft factory has been designed to maximise sustainable efforts with a bespoke water recycling system that saves upwards of 16 million litres of water per year. 

David Equi, Managing Director of Equi’s Ice Cream, who said: 

“When my grandfather Pietro immigrated to Scotland from Tuscany in Italy he started the small independent café that we know today as Equi’s Hamilton. Now into its fourth generation in the ice cream business, my family has continued this principle of using the best quality, locally sourced ingredients and to this day we only use fresh local Scottish milk and double cream for all our ice cream, which we get from a farm just along the road. Our new factory allows us to take our ambitious plans for production and growth to the next level.”




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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