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Snowmaking above zero: DEMACLENKO becomes a distribution partner to KTI


DEMACLENKO is now an official sales partner of KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH, the world’s leading manufacturer of flake and plate ice technology. This gives DEMACLENKO international distribution rights for the renowned SNOWPRO, a turnkey container solution for efficient snowmaking at temperatures of above zero degrees Celsius.


Founded in 1986, KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH is a 100% family-run business headquartered in Germany but with a strong international outlook. As the inventor of the first containerized, turnkey refrigeration systems, KTI has already successfully completed projects all over the world. Their extensive product range includes the SNOWPRO – previously marketed by a competitor as the SnowFactor – a snowmaking system that can be used to produce snow all year round, regardless of temperature and weather. Thanks to its newly established partnership with KTI, DEMACLENKO is now an internationally licensed sales partner and can offer yet another product line for snowmaking at temperatures above zero, something an increasing number of customers are asking for.

The first system for ice flake production was delivered by KTI right back in 1987, at which time it was used mainly for cooling concrete and mines. Since 2013, the technology has also been used in systems that produce snow at plus-temperatures. Over the years, continuous development and optimization have given KTI extensive expertise that has made it the sector’s global market leader. And as well as flake ice, KTI has also adapted plate ice technology to snowmaking, which clearly underlines its pioneering role and aspiration in this sector. This technology guarantees even more efficient and economical operation, as well as snow that is even easier to groom.

“Thanks to our new sales partnership with KTI, we now have a product range that allows us to cover every kind of requirement perfectly,” explains Andreas Lambacher, CEO of DEMACLENKO. “The components used are all made by European manufacturers, which means fast availability of the systems and the ultimate in quality and durability. Customers benefit from years of experience, extensive expertise and professional customer support. KTI is also the only supplier to uses plate ice technology for snow production at temperatures above zero, which is unique in the market and opens up previously unimaginable potential for making snow in warmer situations.”

“We are really pleased to be working with immediate effect with DEMACLENKO, one of the most successful, technologically leading and innovative snowmaking companies around,” says Caroline Walleter-Plersch, managing partner of KTI-Plersch Kältetechnik GmbH. “To augment our own sales, DEMACLENKO has included KTI’s entire range of products for snowmaking at plus-temperatures in its sales portfolio and will now distribute the products worldwide. We can now operate in the market with our forces combined and we look forward to a long-term alliance that will be successful for both sides.”

The systems are permanently installed in containers and are available in various sizes and maximum daily production outputs ranging from 70 m³ to 100 m³, 210 m³ and 260 m³ up to 360 m³. They can be run using different refrigerants and are delivered turnkey and fully inspected and approved, making them easy to set up and quick to commission – true “plug & play”. The SNOWPRO also satisfies the very highest quality standards, since it is the only product of its kind to be manufactured exclusively using components from European suppliers. Comprehensive customer service and fast spare part delivery complete the package perfectly.

In addition to the KTI systems, the Snow4Ever 200, which was introduced in 2021, remains part of the DEMACLENKO range. This means that DEMACLENKO now offers the most comprehensive and complete array of products for snowmaking at temperatures above zero Celsius, and can meet any requirements and wishes customers might have with regard to the type of snowmaking and system size.