A business deal which saw Newton Aycliffe manufacturer Ebac acquire a stockpile of 6,000 chest freezers is to give a boost to community organisations.
When the County Durham company bought the Norfrost brand and machinery out of administration, breathing new life into the chest freezer range, the remaining stock of the Scottish business came as part of the agreement.
Now, ahead of a factory sale day on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 2, Ebac is offering community groups around the North East the chance to get in touch for a chance to receive one of 25 freezers, free of charge.
Managing director Pamela Petty said: “We want charities, community groups and not for profit organisations to get in touch, if they can put a chest freezer to good use.
“The 6,000 freezers we have came as part of a larger deal, so we want to pass some on to the community, in the spirit of the Ebac Foundation.
“Additionally, the factory sale will be a great chance for the public to come along and get their hands on a new chest freezer before the first to be made at our factory come off the production line in a few months’ time.”
The factory sale will allow members of the public a chance to get their hands on a freezer at a significantly reduced price. It will take place at Ebac, in Ketton Way, Newton Aycliffe, from 8am to 6pm on January 31 and from 10am to 3pm on February 1. Ebac will be offering free delivery to buyers in the local area.
Representatives of organisations which believe they can make good use of one of the Norfrost chest freezers should write to Pamela Petty at Ebac, Ketton Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 6SQ.