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Enjoy LUMEN soft ice cream products gluten-free

Are you looking for ice cream products that you can also offer your guests suffering from a gluten intolerance without hesitation? Then LUMEN is the right address!

More and more people suffer from gluten intolerance. It can be difficult for them to enjoy ice cream without hesitation. This is because the Deutsche Zöliakie Gesellschaft e.V. ( (German Coeliac Society) classifies ice cream as a foodstuff that may contain gluten. However, the association’s  “Aufstellung glutenfreier Lebensmittel 2021” (List of gluten-free foodstuffs 2021) manual lists LUMEN’s soft ice cream mixes, milk shake mixes, all glazes and topping sauces that are made without raw materials containing gluten.

This means that soft ice cream from the LUMEN range in a tub or our milkshake can also be enjoyed gluten-free without having to think about it. Simply contact us!


LUMEN opts for palm oil-free soft ice cream

At LUMEN, we take the issue of sustainability very seriously and are constantly working on it. That is why we have been using soft ice cream without palm oil since 2016.

Due to the growing demand for consumer goods worldwide, palm oil is now increasingly used in many industrially produced foods. Because of this rising consumption, the cultivation of palm oil has increased, which has a negative impact on the environment. Forests around the world are being cleared for palm oil plantations, which means that countless animal and plant species are endangered and in some cases even threatened with extinction. Thus, one thing is clear: the worldwide consumption of palm oil is to be drastically reduced!

As a member of the IREKS Group, LUMEN has always been committed to sustainability. Since 2016, LUMEN soft ice cream has been produced exclusively without palm oil. By manufacturing all its products free of palm oil, LUMEN is making a valuable contribution to protecting our environment and the habitats of numerous animal species.

LUMEN is gearing up technically for the future

With the soft ice cream machine LUNA L22, LUMEN is developing the next generation of this soft ice cream machine model. In doing so, we opt for the protection of our environment as well as for digitalisation.

In recent years, the European Union has repeatedly prioritised climate protection by means of various regulations. LUMEN has been actively facing these dynamic challenges for years and is therefore currently developing a new environmentally friendly refrigerant gas generation. The associated components such as valves and compressors have already been approved. Managing Director Uwe Täuber (on the right in the picture) is certain that LUMEN will be able to gain a competitive advantage with this innovation.

But that's not all – further technical changes have made it possible to reduce the power consumption of the refrigeration supply even more. Moreover, all electric control elements in the new machine generation have been further developed in order to advance digitalisation for the benefit of our customers. This is because innovative accessory parts of the ice cream machine, such as the cashless payment system, require a higher data volume. A larger touchscreen display for operating the ice cream machine completes the technical innovation of the new LUNA L22 model generation. Be curious about the new model!

LUNA technology refurbished

LUNA soft ice cream machines are known worldwide for their durability under heavy use. Even after having been in operation for decades, customers appreciate the consistently high performance in overrun, freezing process or pasteurisation. Now, LUMEN offers commercial customers the well-known LUNA technology refurbished to generate attractive high-margin turnover. All machines are completely overhauled by experienced technicians using original spare parts.

What does "refurbished" mean? In the literal translation, this term is synonymous with "renovated”. During this process, the machine is completely dismantled, cleaned, polished and defective or worn components (mechanical as well as electrical) are replaced, new seals are installed. In this way, an excellent machine condition with a new warranty and a fresh look is achieved, ensuring all the necessary hygienic standards.

As our customer, you will receive the premium quality you have come to expect from LUMEN. We are always happy to help you choose the most suitable machine technology for your business and your needs – just get in touch with us!

Cooperation for tailor-made financing

You don't feel like searching for a long time for the right financial partner to purchase your ice cream machine? No problem! With MMV Leasing GmbH, LUMEN has a proven partner for tailor-made leasing and financing solutions in Germany.Various types of contracts enable you to react quickly and flexibly to changing market conditions and to plan investments together and on a long-term basis. Do you have questions regarding financing? Our LUMEN sales team will be happy to assist you!

LUMEN presents new fair appearance

Just in time for the Horecava Fair in Amsterdam, the fair appearance of our Dutch subsidiary Dupon Nederland BV shines in new splendour. Billboards in loud, strong colours and ice cream machines in elegant black form a contrast that immediately catches the eye. Due to the current corona pandemic, the international fair for hotels, restaurants and canteen kitchens with more than 75,000 visitors per year, unfortunately, had to be postponed until January 2021. In this view, we look forward to welcoming you at our new fair stand at the very beginning of next year!

To soft ice cream by vessel

Do you dream of walking along the beach, enjoying a soft ice cream with a view of the sea? Take the boat to the island of Terschelling! On this West Frisian island about 15 km off the Dutch North Sea coast, from now on, you can find a LUNA soft ice cream machine in the department store "Hema".

Nils Olaf Lewe appointed as further Managing Director

After having studied business economics, Nils Olaf Lewe gained many years of professional experience in leading positions before he joined IREKS GmbH in 2017. Since 2018, the business graduate has been working there as Director of the Accounting/Controlling Department. Following the retirement of Jürgen Brinkmann at the end of 2019, Mr Lewe was appointed to the Management of LUMEN GmbH in January 2020.

LUMEN now also in Finland

For years, Finland has ranked in the top three in terms of the highest per capita consumption of ice cream. Since 2019, LUMEN has been developing this important ice cream market. The inhabitants of the Land of 1000 Lakes can now enjoy their soft ice cream from LUNA ice cream makers – and the respective operators receive first-class service!

LUMEN GmbH receives PLUS X Award

Unlike classic design awards, the PLUS X Award honours brands for the quality and innovative edge of their products. With an international and independent expert panel from 25 sectors, 23 competent strategic partners and more than 600 participating international brands, the PLUS X Award is the world's largest innovation award for technology, sports and lifestyle these days. For the LUNA Freezematic ice cream maker, LUMEN GmbH received the awards for design, high quality, functionality and user comfort.