ADI Electro Freeze was founded in 1982 as a food service equipment repair company. In 1984, ADI was selected as an Electro Freeze authorized distributor for Central Ohio. As time progressed and based on success, ADI attained more territorial responsibility to their current coverage of Central and Southern Ohio, 14 counties in Northern Kentucky, and the lower half of West Virginia. ADI currently has offices, a show room, warehouse, and service facility in Lewis Center Ohio on the north side of Columbus, Ohio. Keeping with ADI’s commitment to excellence in service and sales of product lines, there are tentative plans to open regional offices in the geographical responsibility for Electro Freeze.
ADI is recognized as a critical part in the success of Electro Freeze’s continued growth in the frozen treat industry. ADI has been awarded numerous awards for service and sales as a top rated performer in the world- wide Electro Freeze distributor network.
The current staff at ADI Electro Freeze has a combined history of 50+ years experience in marketing, sales, and service to the foodservice equipment industry. ADI is a valued asset to any individual wanting to become an operator in the frozen treat industry.
In 1946, Henry C. Duke and his son, Gene, seized a great opportunity. The owners of a commercial laundry equipment repair company were asked to build an ice cream freezer for an up-and-coming franchise called Dairy Queen. What the duo came up with was the world’s first pressurized soft-serve freezer. Dairy Queen franchises soon began sprouting across the country, boosted by strong sales and outstanding profits from an exciting new dessert made possible by the Dukes’ machine. Finding such success in their new direction, the father-and-son team of H.C. Duke phased out their commercial laundry business. In 1969, the company purchased Electro Freeze, expanding its reach outside of the Dairy Queen network. Over the next 40-plus years, the company continued to build on its legacy of frozen treat innovations, unveiling industry firsts including:
Slush freezer with a neutral base
Mix transfer systems
Combined pressurized freezer and refrigerated CAB
Mix-in flavor blender
Pumps that serve the most consistent product
In 2003, H.C. Duke was purchased by the Ali Group, a company with 100 years of engineering heritage and tradition. Today, the Ali Group is more committed than ever to expanding the Electro Freeze tradition of innovation, dependability and profits for all our customers.