The specially developed software from HOF makes the process control of HOF systems particularly user-friendly.
HOF Sonderanlagenbau manufactures individual freeze drying solutions, loading and unloading systems, and freeze-thaw units for the pharmaceutical industry.
Freeze drying systems for pharmaceutical companies
With more than 30 years of experience, HOF Sonderanlagenbau’s customised systems help guarantee a high-quality and reliable pharmaceutical environment. The company provides individual solutions and offers a fully developed plan, including manufactured systems.
Technologically advanced solutions and designs
HOF Sonderanlagenbau offers bespoke advice from the beginning of a project and accompanies clients throughout each process to ensure the system works successfully.
The company is an ideal supplier as it focuses on consulting, innovation, technology, manufacturing, quality, and expertise.
The company supplies creative products, which meet specific requirements and use the latest technologies. It also provides innovative solutions and individual designs to help clients achieve their goals.
Sensor technology and pressure measurement
Modern technological advances in HOF Sonderanlagenbau’s facilities and systems offer excellent, reliable, and efficient results. These include recipe-controlled automatic shelf adjustment, process analytical technology (PAT) sensor technology, comparative pressure measurement, and controlled nucleation method ‘SYNCHROFREEZE’.
All HOF Sonderanlagenbau systems are manufactured and inspected at the production sites to guarantee the highest standards of quality.
The company makes decisive investments through comprehensive training and a consistent transfer of knowledge to ensure the employees have wide-ranging expertise.
Freezing and thawing equipment
HOF received the TOP 100 award in 2016, 2017 and 2018, making it one of the TOP 100’s most innovative companies in Germany.
The company represents the power of innovation and its simple maxim ‘Always thinking a little further, always looking for the best solution for customers’ helps support HOF’s success.
With more than 30 years of experience, HOF specialises in manufacturing individual freeze drying systems, loading and unloading systems and freezing and thawing equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
According to analysis by innovation researcher Professor Doctor Nikolaus Franke from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, HOF was particularly convincing in the innovation success and innovation climate categories.
In an official ceremony, all winners received their awards from physicist and journalist Ranga Yogeshwar, who handed over the certificates and trophies as a mentor of the competition.
The TOP 100 were awarded in Ludwigsburg for the 25th time to honour the innovation elite in Germany in several categories.
About HOF Sonderanlagenbau
HOF Sonderanlagenbau’s headquarters in Lohra and Mornshausen are close to the university towns of Marburg and Gießen in Germany. Both are easily accessible from the motorway or by train. Frankfurt am Main airport is around 100km away.
The company has more than 270 employees and a 13,500m² production facility.
It has a service team that remains in close contact with clients and provides support for system users.
The world has always been affected by specialists and there are experts that have been overcoming limits for centuries. They have all enriched our lives with their innovations.
HOF specialises in creating custom freeze drying systems for applications such as vial and bulk-production, loading / unloading, laboratory, and freeze-thaw units.
Reliable process control is indispensable when freezing and thawing pharmaceutical and biotechnological products.
The freeze-drying principle is based on various physical basic principles, which by definition are not subject to change.
The Next HOF Freeze-Thaw Unit is Going to Leave our Manufacturing Area After Successful Acceptance Test Towards the US
How it all began. The idea of a plate freezer for contact cooling has already been developed in early 1991 here at HOF. The main goal of the machine is the controlled and qualified freezing and/or thawing of product filled into suitable bag systems.
HOF-CAR6 3rd Generation – The Natural Refrigeration System for Freeze-Drying, Blast Freezing and Process Cooling
A success story continues. With more than 15 years of experience in natural cascade cryogenic technology (Ethane (R170) / Propylene (R1270)) and more than 80 cascade systems in operation worldwide, we have now taken the third generation into operation.
The construction of our new manufacturing area is going on and with large steps, we are coming closer to the completion. We look forward to installing the first projects from our pipeline within the new location shortly.
We are proud to continue with a successful story.
We are happy to announce that yet another customer has decided on this F-gas free solution. The start-up of two new Lyos is at full speed and all challenging criteria are met to utter satisfaction – long-term experience pays off.
HOF Sonderanlagenbau is pleased to announce its online seminar on 3 December at 2:00 pm, as part of its third HOF Technical Forum 2020.
The TOP 100 were honoured for the 27th time, the most innovative medium-sized companies and HOF were again among the best.
HOF Sonderanlagenbau is delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Pharma Congress Production & Technology on 24-25 March at Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf in Germany.
HOF has developed an innovative process using ambient air as a refrigerant that surpasses the present requirements for long-term freeze-drying and blast-freezing.
October 1, 1988, the company 'Schäfer & Hof Vakuum und Kältetechnik Sonderanlagenbau GmbH' was founded in a former cigar factory in Lohra City in the central Hesse.
HOF has announced that it has once again received the TOP 100 award, making it one of the TOP 100 most innovative companies in Germany.
HOF Sonderanlagenbau has announced it will be presenting its products at ACHEMA, Frankfurt.
On 16 November, the second technical forum took place under the motto "always think ahead”.
HOF has secured TOP 100 label status in Germany for the second successive year in recognition of its position among the country's elite innovative companies.
Preparations are well underway for the second HOF-Fachforum in November, which will feature lectures with technical lectures from experts in freeze-dryers.
HOF has announced its second technical forum 'Always Think Ahead'.
HOF has announced that is has received the TOP 100 label, which ranks among the top 100 most innovative companies in Germany.
Strong, high-performance, and reliable, HOF Sonderanlagenbau's systems are determining factors in all manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic systems.
A rise in requirements for freeze-drying documentation and processes is consistently a challenge for system control.