At the end of the 19th century, with the arrival of industrialisation, refrigeration techniques were developed in order to preserve food products. At Boulogne-sur-Mer, with its port that is naturally devoted to fishing activities, several ice makers emerged. One of these was ‘LES GLACIERES BOULONNAISES’. The latter was founded in 1902, with the aim of manufacturing regular ice (ice made from water). Our ice maker later became FRANCEGEL and is now the biggest in France. With a production capacity of 40,000 tonnes, it produced 20,000 tonnes of scale ice in 2014.