The Specialist for individual solutions

Finding innovative solutions -
taking new approaches ...


Welcome to HOF

HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH has been the leading specialist for manufacturing
individual freeze drying systems, loading and unloading systems
and freezing and thawing equipment for 30 years.

Focus on your product

Individually designed, planned and manufactured – with state-of-the-art technology

We let knowledge grow

Our know-how is the basis for your success

Communication & media

Knowing what is important



HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
Ludwig-Rinn-Str. 1-3
35102 Lohra

Phone + 49 6462 9169-0
Fax + 49 6462 9169-199


Mornshausen site:

HOF Sonderanlagenbau GmbH
Vor dem Langen Loh 2
35075 Gladenbach-Mornshausen

Phone + 49 6462 9169-0
Telefax + 49 6462 9169-199



In the innovation elite for the third time

It is no coincidence that, after 2016 and 2017, HOF received the TOP 100 award in 2018 as well, once again making it one of the TOP 100 most innovative companies in Germany.

It is the power of innovation and a simple maxim that make HOF so successful: always thinking a little further, always looking for the best solution for customers. With over 30 years of experience, HOF is the leading specialist for manufacturing individual freeze drying systems, loading and unloading systems, and freezing and thawing equipment for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries – and with good reason!

According to the analysis by innovation researcher Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, HOF was particularly convincing in the categories “innovation success” and “innovation climate”.

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.

We are very pleased to be among the winners for the third time and would like to thank all employees for their motivation and power of innovation and of course we also thank our customers for the regular exchange of knowledge.

Dr. Alexander Hof
“For us, this award means motivation and encouragement to continue offering our customers the best solutions every time.”

Review of ACHEMA 2018 – innovative and successful!

HOF invited visitors to their exhibition stand to celebrate the 30th company anniversary.

At the worldwide leading exhibition for the processing industry, more than 3,700 exhibitors from 55 countries presented the latest equipment and innovative processes on 133,000 m² over the course of one week.

With 145,000 visitors between 11 and 15 July, the event organiser also saw ACHEMA 2018 in Frankfurt a great success.

HOF presented itself with a new exhibition look at the leading trade fair this year. The exhibition stand was well frequented by existing customers and by numerous interested individuals who came to learn about new technologies, discuss new projects or simply to establish a personal contact.

Following the “knowledge differentiates” principle, HOF presented a new innovative loading and unloading system with a robot for placing stoppers with the wireless tempris© sensor system, which proved to be very popular.

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Hans-Georg Hof/CEO
“We are very satisfied with the feedback and we can see clearly how much our work is appreciated with regard to our innovative know-how.”

It is here: our new website is online

It is done!

After an exciting and busy time, the HOF website has been comprehensively revised. The new pages have a fresh, modern design.

The objective was to make the new website more modern, while also guiding the respective target groups to the desired information easily, quickly and in an interesting manner.

In addition to a creative and modern look, new digital tools were also integrated, e.g. video tracks, and of course the new website was created with responsive web design in mind.

This has created a comprehensive information portal on which HOF can build in the future to provide customers and interested persons with important and current information in the best possible way.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new website and would be pleased if you stop by often in the future.


Michael Grebe
We do not take it for granted to be working so creatively with a customer. I want to expressly thank HOF for this trust.”

Warehouse & logistics Team

HOF - A department introduces itself: Work preparation, warehouse & logistics

Strategically oriented and flexible work preparation (WP) is a key component of the daily processes at HOF for ensuring smooth operation.

Warehouse Mornshausen
Warehouse Lohra
Small parts store Lohra

Work preparation

Strategically oriented and flexible work preparation (WP) is a key component of the daily processes at HOF for ensuring smooth operation. WP assures the interlinking of expertise and planning in that you take over the planning of processes for strategic tasks. It guarantees that the planning, implementation and controlling of the individual work areas increase efficiency and preserve sustainability for HOF. There is an interchange with the design department and other departments, as the result of which WP experiences have already frequently contributed to improvements in the processing workflows.

Warehouse & logistics

Over 60,000 items are currently managed in the HOF warehouse. The smallest intricate components, piping materials, compressors and pumps, through to chamber containers for freezers, are kept in stock for fast reaction times for service purposes, as well as for short-notice delivery to system builders in the freezer sector. HOF strives to keep service downtimes of the supported systems down to an absolute minimum. While this is ensured with 24-hour service availability, it is just as important to have most of the commonly required system components available in stock.

The summary task of warehouse logistics is to accept the procured materials, check their usability, and pass them on to the requisitioning department as requested. In the meantime, materials that are not immediately required are stored in a practical and manageable manner.

A special aspect at HOF that needs to be mentioned is that a central communications interface is set up as a pick-up point for components. Any service employees can call up the ordered items here around the clock. In preparation for service and repair work, various project-specific items, components and documents are made available here so that the service technicians have all the necessary parts at their disposal as quickly as possible in addition to their standard equipment.

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