GBG equipment is designed and manufactured in Italy, a country renowned for classic and sophisticated design and with a proud history of designing some of the world’s leading motor vehicle, perfume and fashion products. In fact, the GBG equipment is assembled in their own factory in Bolognia, an ancient city steeped in tradition and home to other famous names like Ferrari and Ducati.
GBG forms part of the Carpigiani ‘family’ and therefore part of the Milan-based Ali Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of equipment for the foodservice industry. Today Carpigiani is the global leader in the production of equipment for fresh ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt, shakes, slush and whipped cream.
Innovation, as in all the businesses, underpins GBG equipment and considerable resources are invested in research, design, selection of premium components and the safety of the equipment. GBG has a global footprint and is supported by Thomas Laurie Beverage Solutions in Southern Africa. Thomas Laurie Beverage Solutions was established in 2007 by owners Wayne Spray and Deane Maxwell. With more than 25 years’ combined experience in the beverage industry, the establishment of this business by its owners is the culmination of a dream to develop innovative beverage choices; and to establish alternative, and at times unconventional, routes to market for the beverage provider.
Thomas Laurie Beverage Solutions, like GBG have a proven track record in Southern Africa and subscribe to the same philosophy. This philosophy is to offer a service well beyond sales and to incorporate after-sales training and support in the offering. Our technicians keep a constant check on equipment performance, providing vital feedback which contributes to improving the specifications and design of the products. This means that our customers can count on the reliability and availability of the equipment at all times, wherever they are. Our technical support service supplies spare parts, performs repairs and offers advice and suggestions for using the equipment to its full potential.
Choosing GBG equipment is a guarantee for producing top-quality ice-cream, cream, slush or hot beverages. Furthermore, you can be sure that your equipment will be simple to use, robust and extremely hygienic. While at first glance our pricing may be higher, over the lifespan on the machine, these benefits translate into significant operating cost savings and a higher return on investment.