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Freezing units


Carsoe is the technology leader within plate freezers and automated plate freezing solutions. We offer stand-alone freezing units as well as complete customized solutions.

Our solutions are known for their strong, long-lasting construction and easy cleaning design. The plate freezers preserve the product quality and keep the production cost at the lowest possible level. If you have special requirements for your solution, we offer several customization options for each of the different freezers. After your purchase the Carsoe after sales team will help you if challenges occur.

Read more about our freezing solution at this page or contact us to get more information.

Fast and efficient

Benefits of implementing a plate freezer

The food processing industry is an ever-growing industry. In the development, freezing plays a vital part in the conservation of food products.

There are several benefits of integrating a plate freezer in your food processing line.

The rapid plate freezing helps preserve the product texture, taste, and the nutritional value. Advanced, efficient, and fast freezing help cut the cost of the food production.

The durable design and stainless-steel hardware of our freezers guarantee a long life even in harsh marine environments. The design ensures easy cleaning of the entire machinery as well.

We offer different kinds of plate freezers

At Carsoe we offer several types of efficient plate freezers. Therefore, we are certain that we will find a suitable plate freezing option for you.

You can combine your plate freezer with our other processing solutions. Combine the plate freezer with an IQF freezer to allow both block freezing and individually quick freezing of your catch.

Freezing specialists

Extensive knowledge and expertise

Carsoe are well-known for flexibility and punctuality. Each customer will have an optimized processing solution fitted to their needs with a reliable partner taking full responsibility.

We offer customization options like sea rails, high-pressure execution, electric controls, silicone covered hoses and much more.

Read more about which options are available for your favourite plate freezing solution at each product page.

Nicolai Rasmus Jensen -  Freezing solutions - Carsoe

Nicolai Rasmus Jensen

Sales Manager - Freezing Solutions

+45 20 13 46 23
Silhouette Carsoe

Kyle Bennett

Director - Carsoe UK

+44 77 40 744 744

Interested in learning more about our freezing solutions?

You can easily get to know more about our various solutions by contacting us.

Our specialists are ready to advise you on the Carsoe plate freezing solutions and answer all your questions to help you find exactly what you need to optimize your food processing line.

Call us or send your enquiry below. We look forward to hearing from you.


What is a plate freezer?

A plate freezer is an integral piece of equipment designed to rapidly freeze food and seafood products between plates, ensuring the preservation of their nutritional value and freshness. 

Regardless of the type of plate freezer you select, it provides a streamlined and effective solution for large-scale freezing requirements. The introduction of the automatic plate freezer has further revolutionized the food processing industry by providing streamlined operations and minimizing manual handling, thereby enhancing productivity. 

Within the broader category of food processing freezers, the plate freezer is distinguished by its reliability and effectiveness in maintaining food and seafood products in peak condition, ensuring consumers enjoy the finest offerings from both land and sea.

How does a plate freezer work?

A plate freezer operates with a meticulously designed mechanism that features aluminium seawater-resistant plates and a stainless steel construction. These plates, maintained at a uniformly low temperature, ensure quick and even freezing when food products are placed between them.

Direct dual contact with the cold surfaces ensures a swift transition to a frozen state, preventing large ice crystal formation, and guarding against discoloration, enzymatic browning and cellular breakdown in food products. 

Compared to traditional air blast freezing, which relies on cold air circulation to freeze products, plate freezing technology is notably more efficient, cutting down freezing time and conserving energy. This translates to significant cost-efficiency for businesses, primarily due to its reduced energy consumption. The automatic plate freezer enhances operational efficiency by reducing the need for hands-on intervention and ensuring consistent freezing parameters.

How has plate freezing technology influenced food quality and shelf-life?

Central to the efficacy of plate freezing technology is its ability to prevent the growth of large ice crystals, a common issue in slower freezing methods. For instance, when food products like seafood undergo slow freezing, larger ice crystals form, piercing cellular walls and leading to the release of cellular fluids upon thawing. 

However, with the rapid freezing rates of plate technology, ice crystal formation is minuscule, ensuring the seafood's cellular structure remains largely undisturbed. This means that when the seafood is eventually thawed, there's minimal moisture loss, preserving its original texture and taste. 

The swiftness of plate freezing technology also significantly reduces microbial activity, thus delaying spoilage and extending the food product's shelf-life. As a result, food processors with a plate freezer can consistently offer products that retain their original freshness, even after extended storage periods.


Why is plate freezing technology preferred in the food and seafood industry?

Plate freezing technology is favored in the food and seafood industry because it ensures rapid and uniform freezing, preserving the product's freshness, texture, and taste. Faster freezing minimizes the formation of large ice crystals, which can damage the cellular structure of food products.

What types of food and seafood products are best suited for plate freezing?

Plate freezers are best suited for flat or evenly shaped items like fish fillets, shrimp, and shellfish. They also efficiently freeze meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables due to optimal plate contact ensuring uniform heat transfer.

Is plate freezing technology suitable for large-scale food processing?

Yes, plate freezers are available in various sizes and capacities, making them suitable for both small and large-scale food processing operations.

A world leading company within seafood and food processing

Every day we strive to deliver exceptional quality and plate freezer designs adapted to our customers’ needs.

We are a world leading company within our industry that manufactures high quality contact plate freezers and other food processing solutions. We utilize our wide experience in food processing, develop complex systems and establish partnerships ranging from engineering to installation to ensure the best solutions.

Our solutions are based on years of experience, good relationships with our customers and Danish craftsmanship. Our relationships with our customers are very important to us. We believe that good relationships will make our customers’ processing line and our freezing solutions even better.

Our after sales team will help you any time

A Carsoe plate freezer is an investment that ensures an efficient seafood and food processing line far into the future.

After purchasing one of our freezers, a highly skilled team of after sales specialists will help you in any way possible. Our specialists have a unique knowledge of the Carsoe production systems and processes. Therefore, our team can solve any type of problem you may experience while using our food processing solutions.

Our after sales team is at your service 24/7.