AFE: The Hottest Thing in Keeping Cool!

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AFE: The Hottest Thing in Keeping Cool!

It seems that so many manufacturers seem to treat industrial freezers like a one size fits all product. When it comes to commercial food processing, flash-freezing and storage, you need a freezer that fits you unique needs and space. Your freezer needs to be energy efficient, cost effective, hygienic and easy to clean. AFE listens to your wants and needs when they design, engineer and manufacture a perfect freezer just for you. 

Customized Machinery

At AFE we specialize and focus on cooling and freezing machinery. Our equipment is designed and built to the highest sanitation and energy standards within the industry.  Utilizing the latest in technology and design, our engineers work with you, taking into account your requirements to the space you are working in. This means that a top-of-the-line piece of equipment will be designed and built just for you. It is important that we work in a constructive collaboration with our clients. We try our best to achieve the best solution for production goals while ensuring the utmost quality.


AFE has been designing and building custom freezers for over 20 years, providing every customer with the best equipment and the best service. Since 1990, AFE has installed over 400 freezers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Our key employees have over 150 years combined experience.

The Latest Technology

We use the latest in technology and design methods, using 3D modeling, laser cutting, robotic welding and automatic bending equipment. The results are custom machines that are build quickly and efficiently with non-proprietary parts for easy maintenance and repair. Most importantly, our continuous seam welding method seals each freezer to prevent bacterial growth and provide greater clean ability. Each freezer has an industry-leading 10-year warranty. At our primary fabrication facility, (VDL systems in Uden, Netherlands) is specifically focused on design and fabrication of stainless steel food processing equipment. We have a high level of engineering staff focusing on mechanical design, 3D modeling, and high efficient fabrication methods, techniques and processes. The lean structure of AFE and VDL produces leading designs at competitive levels.

So, if you are looking for the most innovative and sophisticated freezers custom designed by the best in the business, and guaranteed to stay clean, look no further than AFE! The hottest thing in keeping cool!

Foodsafe LED-lighting


Ledlighting b.v., in association with AFE, has developed LED armature for the food processing industry. The armature complies with the strict legislation and has obtained an official certificate: Foodsafe

Through the application in the food industry, all the components must meet the strict requirements. The components have been tested in laboratories and measure up to the standards of the Food and Drugs industry. The LED is also able to handle extreme temperatures during the production in -30º and cleaning in +70º.

By working together we managed to develop a product that meets all wishes:

  • Create little or none ambient heat
  • Low maintenance and energy efficient
  • Switched on or off without problems at extreme low temperatures.
  • Long lifespan in an extreme climate
  • Foodsafe

led lighting in a food processing center

Do you want to know more? Please contact us.


Meet Us at the Interpom|Primeurs 2016

27 – 28 – 29 November 2016 AFE will be present at the Interpom 2016, Belgium.

INTERPOM | PRIMEURS is the most specialized indoor trade fair in Europe for the potato, vegetable and fruit sector where the whole chain is represented, from growers to processing and marketing. INTERPOM | PRIMEURS counts 278 exhibitors (+14% exhibition space) from 15 different countries and 19.529 visitors (+10,5%) of which 23% from abroad (41 countries). This means that the trade fair is now the largest indoor trade platform in Europe – and even worldwide – for all professionals in the potato, fruit and vegetable sector. These growth figures together with the many new products at the event show that there is a strong confidence in the future of our potato, fruit and vegetable sector.


In practice, running an agricultural enterprise more efficiently by making intelligent use of the technology available results in sustainable growing, commerce and processing. This year’s slogan ‘Growing through precision technology’ puts the emphasis on sustainable growth through technological progress over the whole chain.


Come and discover the new possibilities opened up by exhibitors offering innovative technologies in machines and services – and discover how much growth this could represent for your enterprise.


Short ‘walk-in seminars’ on initiatives in the field of PRECISION TECHNOLOGY in Belgium and abroad. After a short 10 minute presentation, you can enter into a discussion with specialists in the field.


27 NOVEMBER 2016

11:30 – 12:00 (French)
Bruno Huyghebaert, CRA-W
Joost Wellens, ULg

13:00 – 13:30 (Dutch)
Koen Mertens, ILVO

14:30 – 15:00 (French)
Bruno Huyghebaert, CRA-W
Joost Wellens, ULg

16:00 – 16u30 (Dutch)
Koen Mertens, ILVO

28 NOVEMBER 2016

10:00 – 10:30 (Dutch)
Marc Sneyders, BAYER
Nicole Viaene, ILVO

11:30 – 12:00 (ENGLISH)
Philip Burgess, AHDB Potato Council

13:00 – 13:30 (French)
Jean-Pierre Goffart, CRA-W

14:30 – 15:00 (ENGLISH)
Nicole Viaene, ILVO
Jean-Pierre Goffart, CRA-W


Exhibitors will present products, equipment and services for the whole of the potato, fruit and vegetable sector, from growing to processing and marketing:

  • growing potatoes, fruit and vegetables
  • seeds and plants
  • plant protection products and fertilizers
  • mechanization
  • storage
  • packaging
  • transport
  • marketing
  • environmental care
  • processing
  • food safety
  • research and development
  • trade literature


Sunday 27, Monday 28 and Tuesday 28 November 2016
each day form 09:30 – 18:00 hrs

Kortrijk Xpo, halls 1-2-3-4-5 & 6 Doorniksesteenweg 216, BE 8500 Kortrijk
Ample parking possibilities – € 4,00/ticket
Only for professionals

Meet AFE EUROPE at booth 164

Contact us for more information

Understanding Our Customers

Understanding Our Customers

At AFE LLC, our approach is always completely unique. We take our technology, our extensive past experience, and our newest features and we find the best way to put them to work for you. Each and every one of our customers are facing their own unique set of challenges that might be unique to their industry, or unique to their product line. Our job is to listen closely to the details of those challenges so that we can come up with a solution that satisfies everyone and ensures success long into the future.

AFE Tunnel Freezer Inside

Your dedicated team at AFE LLC utilizes our full range of engineering and manufacturing resources to create customized, high-quality solutions to the struggles that your business has been facing on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide you with a product that works best within your individual operation. AFE LLC recognizes that in this case, one product cannot possibly fit all.

Freezing for Success

Freezing for Success

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If you’re looking for products that reflect the latest advancements in freezing technologies, you’ve come to the right place. Recent enhancements in cooling technologies take into requirements such as energy savings, simplicity of access and use, high performance and cost effectiveness. This is especially applicable to large-scale tunnel freezers, for example, which are used to freeze products such as french fries.

There no longer exists a one-size-fits all approach when it comes to freezing. Now, we are experiencing a shift in focus as we take into account the fact that there needs to exist an alignment between the freezer and the characteristics and state of the finished product. Your products need to adhere to certain hygienic standards and exhibit particular qualities after thawing, preparation, cooking and/or baking. That’s where we come in.

According to the USDA, the estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) or global refrigerated food exports is expected to reach 7.4% before the year 2018, with vegetables being one of the most frequently sold commodities worldwide. The ongoing advancements that we constantly developing in regards to freezing technologies allow for a faster development of energy efficient equipment.

With over 150 years of combined experience, AFE has the necessary skills and expertise to handle your needs with confidence.

Unique, Reliable & Innovative Commercial Freezers to Meet Your Needs

Unique, Reliable & Innovative Commercial Freezers to Meet Your Needs

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At AFE, we understand that each and every business has its own unique needs – needs that required a personalized approach to facilitate success. We are consistently operating with this theory in mind, which is why we create custom commercial freezers for our clients.

How does the customization process work? First, we listen to your needs. Next, we take that information and to craft a unique solution to meet those needs utilizing our past experience and versatility. The result? A fully customized commercial freezing solution focused on YOUR products’ success that is distinctly different from the rest.

The equipment that you choose to run your business is absolutely essential when it comes to achieving your goals and objectives. The equipment offered by AFE is always manufactured with stainless steel and is expertly welded for exceptional sanitation and durability. Each and every piece far exceeds industry standards or health, cleanliness, and energy savings to give you the best possible results.

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