Coming Events

Pet Food Forum

Cuddon will be showing for the first time at the Pet Food Forum in Kansas, USA.

For over 25 years, Petfood Forum has been the must-attend conference and exhibition for professionals working in the global pet
food industry, attracting key leaders, influencers and buyers year after year. Each year this exclusive and unique event has shown significant growth mirroring tremendous industry expansion, and
2018 promises once again to be bigger than ever before!
Come see us at stand 915 and talk about your next freeze dry project

The FoodBowl, FIE and Foodstream are pleased to invite you to attend their Food and Feed Drying Technology Workshop

This two-day workshop is aimed at food companies and professionals wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of drying theory and processes.

Drying is one of the most common operations in food and feed production. It is used across virtually every sector/commodity and is extremely important to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry. It is critical to the quality and/or functionality of many products, and it is one of our most energy-intensive process operations. Yet it is often poorly understood and inefficient.

This course is about understanding the drying technologies used across the food and feed industries - and how we can use that understanding to improve current processes and products, or design/select new systems that are both effective and efficient. It will combine the practical perspective of experienced industry professionals with the in-depth technical knowledge of drying processes.

Cuddon Freeze Dry will be speaking at this event on Day 2.

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Situated at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, Cuddon Freeze Dry products are the benchmark for quality in sublimation solutions. With over 300 installations world-wide, 50 years’ experience and expert consideration of all the factors necessary for optimum freeze drying results, our products are highly respected around the world.

Cuddon understand process and Freeze Drying, and how to integrate in to your systems and factory processes. Our support and consultation process is managed in confidence.
We will work with you and your User Requirements and Specifications to provide the best solution for your needs.

Our offer is to supply a turn-key freeze drying machine service and includes the following:

  • Design and manufacture at our New Zealand manufacturing plant
  • Shipped world-wide to your nearest international seaport (NZ and Australia sales include delivery to site)
  • Installation, commissioning and staff training completed by Cuddon engineers
  • 12-month warranty, plus extensive after-sales service

Each Cuddon freeze dryer is manufactured under ISO 9001 accreditation, and IQ/OQ validation can be supplied.

With stringent quality controls, reliable performance is assured at cost-effective prices. Manufacturing costs of a freeze dry machine in New Zealand are often significantly lower compared to some of our competitors and we supply our freeze dryers worldwide.



ISO 9001 certification

To ensure that every activity the company undertakes is completed to the highest possible standards, Cuddon Ltd has been operating under ISO 9001 certification since 1993. Our ISO certification is regularly audited to assure continued delivery of quality products manufactured to stringent standards by trained personnel working within clearly defined parameters. ISO certification is essential when establishing credibility with international companies.

The objectives of ISO 9000 are aimed primarily at achieving customer satisfaction by meeting or exceeding customer requirements through application of the system, its continual improvement and the prevention of nonconformity. The standard requirements are generic and apply to all product categories and any industry sector.

Welding is done in accordance with the national and international standards AS/NZS 2980 (Steel/SS), AS/NZS 1554 (Steel/SS), ASME 9 (Steel/SS), and AS/NZS 1665 (Aluminium).

Health & Safety

Typical Freeze Dry Applications

  • Food Processing:
    freeze drying food, freeze dried food
  • Dairy Industry:
    freeze drying dairy products
  • Pet Food:
    freeze drying raw & cooked meat products
  • Cultures and Starters:
    freeze drying starter cultures
  • Nutraceuticals:
    freeze drying nutraceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals and Biological active ingredients:
    laboratory freeze drying
  • Disaster Recovery:
    freeze drying documents
  • Floral:
    freeze drying flowers
  • Taxidermy:
    freeze drying taxidermy


Our Range of Freeze Drying Products
Cuddon Freeze Dry manufactures a range of freeze drying machines from pilot models to large capacity industrial freeze drying machines.

From 5.5kg to 1500kg ice condenser capacity, our freeze drying machines are used for a range of applications from small pilot research plants to large commercial multi-dryer industrial operations.