Hey everybody !!!!

I came across some ice machines and noticed that both ice o matic and Scotsman have models that are exactly the same ?? For example the ice o matic GEMD270 and Scotsman MDT2, and ice o matic GEMD250 and Scotsman MDT5N40A-1H too are alike, so my questions are ...Who makes what ?? And do parts fit both models ??
I emailed my Ice o Matic supplier about the matter and told me that it was news to him ???

Anybody out there knows the whole story ???

Thanks and have a good day.
Keep on freezing !!!