British equipment manufacturer Starfrost is celebrating three decades at the forefront of technical innovation in freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry.

Established in the UK in 1984, Starfrost is an international market leader in bespoke IQF (Individual Quick Freeze) equipment. To date Starfrost’s UK-based engineering team has worked alongside food manufacturers in more than 50 countries worldwide to develop custom designed IQF solutions.

Starfrost has just relocated its UK headquarters and manufacturing base to a 1,000 sq m purpose-built facility at Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, with office space, meeting rooms and a large engineering workshop and equipment maintenance centre. The new headquarters also houses a fully equipped test facility, which simulates different freezing and chilling processes.

Starfrost Sales Director Rob Long says: “Our success over the past 30 years has been built on our commitment to developing bespoke equipment and pioneering advancements in IQF technology. Our new headquarters and manufacturing base will enable us to meet increasing demand from our growing customer base of food processors in the UK and worldwide.”

Robert Long adds: “We are dedicated to working closely alongside food manufacturers to develop the best IQF solution, whatever the food product. Our main aim is to ensure maximum throughput and efficiency, as well as low energy costs for our customers.”

As part of the recent expansion, Starfrost has appointed Sam Welch as UK & Ireland Sales Manager. A new Service Manager has also been appointed, to boost customer support and after sales service. In addition, Starfrost has increased its permanent manufacturing workforce with the appointment of a new engineer.

Starfrost’s bespoke freezing and chilling equipment is designed to offer food processors a cost-effective and flexible solution. Increasing production, improving hygiene, boosting energy efficiency and offering maximum return on investment are all key aspects of the Starfrost service.

Starfrost equipment is custom designed and built at its UK manufacturing facility. The company’s freezing and chilling range includes Spiral Systems, IQF Fluidised Tunnels and Contact Freezers. For more information visit: