Global Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Equipment Type (Spiral Freezer, Tunnel Freezer, Box Freezer, Others), By Technology (Mechanical IQF, Cryogenic IQF), By Product (Fruits And Vegetables, Seafood, Meat & Poultry, Dairy Products, Convenience Food), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Apr 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614936
  • Pages : 145

IQF is a simple method for quickly freezing individual meals or items. The product must freeze exceedingly quickly for the special rapid freezing procedure to work. When frozen quickly enough, the product develops considerably smaller ice crystals. The need for food products, the rise of international retail food chains, and consumer desire for perishable goods are what is causing the market for individual fast freezing to expand. In addition, the market for individual fast freezing will have a lot of room to develop as a result of the growing use of animal feed products as antibiotic alternatives.

The damage might happen during transportation or as a result of food products going bad from being unconsumed. The demand pattern for food products in the business has changed from fresh food products to frozen food products as a result of all of these factors. Also, producers are moving away from direct sales of farm-fresh vegetables and towards food products that can be frozen quickly. Also, the development of the global IQF business has been greatly aided by quick improvements in supply chain infrastructure, particularly cold chain infrastructure in both established and emerging markets as well as digital supply chain tools.

Individual fast freezing (IQF) is a freezing technique that uses rapid freezing at very low temperatures to maintain the freshness of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other items. The purpose of IQF is to make items easier to handle and store while maintaining the nutritional content, quality, and texture of the food being frozen. The following are some IQF technological trends: Nowadays, a lot of IQF systems include sophisticated automation and control systems that make freezing more effective and accurate. In addition to lowering energy use, this can enhance the general quality of frozen goods. To prevent damage during freezing and storage, IQF items are frequently wrapped in a variety of materials, including plastic, paper, and foil. The use of sustainable and more ecologically friendly packaging materials, such as recycled paper and biodegradable plastics, has become more popular. In recent years, convenience, food safety, and the desire to avoid food waste have all contributed to a growth in the demand for frozen food on a global scale. To accommodate this need, there has been a surge in the utilization of IQF technology.

Rising spiral freezer demand to support the development of the individual quick freezing (IQF) market.

Spiral freezers are the best choice for freezing a variety of foods, including frozen pizza, baked goods, and prepared meals since they can preserve the product's quality, texture, and flavor throughout the whole freezing process. Spiral freezers are used by food processors because of their streamlined and compact form. Further benefits of this section include simplicity of installation and ease of cleaning.

Increasing demand for frozen foods and storage of perishable food to upsurge market.

Because frozen food has a longer shelf life and better quality, there are more customers of frozen food products throughout the world, which has increased manufacturers' interest in producing frozen food products. The benefits of cooking food from frozen are that it takes little time and inhibits the growth of big ice crystals inside the product cells. The increased demand for frozen food products is expected to impact how food makers and merchants do business. The market for individual fast freezing is expanding due to customers' growing preference for nutritious foods with high nutritional content. The motivation of the producers to offer frozen meals alongside the preservation of perishable food is expected to expand as the number of consumers for frozen food items rises. Food that is frozen is always available throughout the year, reduces waste, and is less prone to spoil while being stored. It is simpler to utilize and less perishable than fresh or refrigerated food.

North America is projected to be the prominent market shareholder in the global individual quick-freezing market and is anticipated to continue throughout the forecast period.

Due to increasing investments in various food processing technologies by individual quick cooling equipment manufacturers as well as consumer preference for the brand's distinctive flavor and zest, North American countries are anticipated to experience the fastest growth in the individual quick freezing (IQF) market over the coming years. The North American region is immediately followed by the European region. The considerable use of frozen consumables by Europeans is typically attributed to the growth of the regional market in the area. After noticing such high demand in the personal quick-freezing market, the Middleby Company acquired Scanico A/S (Denmark), a leading producer of industrial cooling equipment for the processing industry.

Market Key Developments

  • In January 2023, At the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which will take place at the Georgia World Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Air Products will demonstrate its most recent advancements in freezing.
  • In October 2021, To assist clients in producing individually quick frozen (IQF) items, Linde unveiled the CRYOLINE UPF extreme performance flighted freezer and the CRYOLINE CVT cryo-vantage tunnel freezer.
  • In March 2021, The debut of JBT Corporation's brand-new freezer, JBT Northfield CleanFREEZE, was announced.


  • By Equipment Type
    • Spiral Freezer
    • Tunnel Freezer
    • Box Freezer
    • Others
  • By Technology
    • Mechanical IQF
    • Cryogenic IQF
  • By Product
    • Fruits and Vegetables
    • Seafood
    • Meat & Poultry
    • Dairy products
    • Convenience food
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Spiral Freezer

5.3. Tunnel Freezer

5.4. Box Freezer

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Mechanical IQF

6.3. Cryogenic IQF


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Fruits and Vegetables

7.3. Seafood

7.4. Meat & Poultry

7.5. Dairy products

7.6. Convenience food


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. JBT

10.2. The Linde Group

10.3. Cryogenic Systems Equipment

10.4. GEA

10.5. Air and Messer Group

10.6. MAREL

10.7. PATKOL

10.8. OctoFrost Group


10.9. Dirafrost


The Linde Group

Cryogenic Systems Equipment


Air and Messer Group



OctoFrost Group


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