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Vestfrost Solutions: Spotlight on the leading manufacturer of laboratory fridges and freezers

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Alex Henderson

Aston Business School graduate who has been the Managing Director of Henderson Biomedical since January 2015. Passionate about helping laboratories keep their vital equipment operational and compliant. Architecture enthusiast, fitness fanatic and dog lover!

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First of all, I would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and partners a Happy New Year. From both my team at Henderson Biomedical and I, we look forward to working with you in 2022.

In last month’s blog, I reviewed the popular Vestfrost VTS 258 Ultra-Low Temperature freezer. I looked at this model’s features and functionality and evaluated the pros and cons of the device. But who exactly is Vestfrost and what products do they offer for use in laboratories?

Overview of Vestfrost Solutions

As mentioned in January’s blog, Vestfrost is a manufacturer of refrigerators and freezers. Based in Esbjerg, Denmark, the company was formed in 1963 and currently has over 120 partners worldwide. You can learn more about the company by watching their corporate video.

Vestfrost Solutions currently have a total of 86 different models split over five main areas:

  • Biomedical
  • Cold Chain
  • Merchandising
  • Wine
  • Food and Beverage

The instruments that concern us most is the biomedical range, which is squarely focused to meet the needs of the laboratory user. This segment is then split into a further three categories as follows:

  • Refrigerators (2°C to 20°C)
  • Freezers (-5°C to -25°C)
  • Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers (-86°C)


Currently, there are four different models to choose from. All models range from 2°C to 20°C. The smallest is the R-90 which is a little 90 litre capacity refrigerator and the largest is 381 litres. Vestfrost do plan to introduce more models in the future, so expect this product line to increase over the coming months and years.

For full details on the current Vestfrost refrigerator range, please visit our dedicated refrigerators webpage.


Currently, Vestfrost offer two freezers, both of which have a temperature range from -5°C to -25°C. Vestfrost used to have a much wider freezer range, but many models were discontinued to make way for newer ones.

Like with their refrigerator range, you can expect more models to be introduced to this product line in the future.

For full details on the current Vestfrost freezer range, please visit our dedicated freezers webpage.

Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) Freezers

Vestfrost manufacture a range of -86°C freezers, also known as Ultra-Low Temperature freezers or ULT freezers for short. These models come in both a vertical upright or horizontal chest configurations depending on what you prefer.

For full details on the current Vestfrost ULT freezer range, please visit our dedicated ULT freezers webpage.

A range of accessories

Each Vestfrost refrigerator or freezer can be fitted with a range of optional extras. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Glass door

Available for all biomedical refrigerators. A glass door allows users to choose what they want before opening the cabinet. This minimises the time needed to keep the door open. However, this option is not suitable for light sensitive medicines.

  • Flat perforated aluminium shelves

Wire racks can be unsuitable for small containers which might tip over whilst being stored. Sometimes, a flat shelf is more practical. Vestfrost can equip your refrigerator or freezer with high-quality, durable aluminium shelves. These shelves have holes in them to improve air circulation within the chamber.

  • Castors

For increased manoeuvrability, when you need to move your laboratory refrigerator or freezer to different locations.

  • Extra hardware

Vestfrost can equip you refrigerator or freezer with an extra hardware kit. This includes a 48 hour backup battery for the controller and data logger in case of power failure. It also includes a safety thermostat that shuts off the compressor to avoid the temperature getting too cold and potentially damaging your contents.

Henderson Biomedical and Vestfrost Solutions

Henderson Biomedical is a UK distributor of Vestfrost biomedical refrigerators and freezers. Our team can advise you on which model will best suit your needs. We are also able to suggest which optional extras you might need.

For more information on the Vestfrost range, please contact our friendly team on 020 8663 4610 our use our contact form.

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