IQF & Frozen Fruit
British and imported frozen fruits, ready-to-eat and free flowing
IQF Pulses & Grains
Beans, Grains, Peas and Lentils which are free flowing, cooked to your specification & ready to eat
IQF Pasta & Rice
All types of Pasta and Rice like Fusilli and wild rice which is free flowing and ready-to-eat
British specialists growing in a global market
Place UK are a British food manufacturer, specialising in a wide range of areas from manufacturing and co-packing to supplying the highest quality fresh and frozen fruit ingredients. We also offer a range of bespoke solutions to food manufacturers and retailers.
Our Products are unique, as they are ready-to-eat the moment they are in your hands, requiring no further processing or input from yourself. This is because each product is individually quick frozen (IQF), which means we quickly freeze each piece of product. Ensuring that products such as pasta, rice and fruit keep their shape and colour, giving you the purest form possible unlike the commonly used method of block freezing. This creates a perfect free-flowing addition for your final product.
If you are in the food manufacturing, catering or retail industry, Phaseolus offers a wide range of IQF beans, pulses and grains. For added convenience, each of these is pre-cooked so that they are ready to eat.
In addition to offering you the highest quality IQF produce, we are also committed to finding you the ideal product. Providing an on-site NPD team that will work with you every step of the way, starting with a bespoke product recipe that meets your requirements, then providing you with a range of packaging options from resealable bags to sachets, that can be made in bulk from our retail factory. If required, we are also able to co-pack any frozen, fresh or dried fruits and ingredients you may need.
We are always looking for new avenues to grow, and as such this year we are offering sweet and savoury IQF pellets, produced in any size needed.
What makes us different
Founded in 1954 by John Place, over the years Place UK has built a solid reputation as one of Britain’s leading fruit growers and suppliers of IQF produce. And with the acquisition of Phaseolus Ltd, we have been able to expand our range of IQF to beans and pulses. This places us in an even stronger market position for further and future growth.
We take a unique one-stop-shop approach. Using our 60 years of experience to benefit all areas of the process and manufacture, retail and food service industries. This diverse range of offerings ensures we have something for every sector.
A recent reservoir project has been completed, capable of holding 150.000m³. Of which 30,000m3 have already been collected. A newly built multi-span greenhouse collects rainfall and stores it, while 16 ha of leg-row polytunnels collect the drainage.
- We sponsor many local sporting communities like rugby, cricket and football clubs.
- We supply and provide fresh soft fruit to many local events including charity fundraisers.
- We also arranged for the installation of full fibre to properties throughout Tunstead.