Constructor brings it all together for Claus Sørensen in one of Denmark’s largest ports.

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Constructor brings it all together for Claus Sørensen in one of Denmark’s largest ports.

Claus Sørensen is the leading cold store and freezer plant group in Denmark. Started in 1926, the company has established itself in strategic geographical locations around the country, including the progressive Port of Hirtshals situated high up in northern Jutland, on the northwest coast.


The success of the company meant they had outgrown their existing premises. They constantly had to find additional storage space around the town, which was both costly and inconvenient.

The Port of Hirtshals is very dynamic and commercially driven. To meet demand, it was also going through a period of development and had secured an additional 250,000 m² of land.

This newly found space offered Claus Sørensen to seize the opportunity to commission a new facility.

Constructor solution

The Constructor team worked with Claus Sørensen to understand the specific needs of the business. In a temperature-controlled environment such as this, the logical solution was mobile pallet racking.


Mobile pallet racking (MOVO) is an electronically controlled system which runs on in-ground rails and can carry bay loads of up to 24 tons at racking heights of up to 12 meters. It is ideal for use in cold storage rooms as has guaranteed operational safety at temperatures as low as -30° C.

To meet the capacity that Claus Sørensen wanted, Constructor installed four separate systems to cover the 936 m of floor tracks and 430 tonnes of mobile pallet racking with an impressive 12,400 pallet spaces. Each block of racking is served by 2 or 3 reach trucks. The project was done in close cooperation with Ajcon, a leading contractor in construction for the food industry, transport and catering industry.


About Claus Sørensen A / S

The Hirtshals facility is Claus Sørensen’s flagship Centre for Seafood. The company has cold stores with a capacity of 5,000 m3 and freezer plants with a capacity of 106,460 m3, as well as freezing capacity for boxed goods and fresh fish.

In addition to freezing and storage of a wide selection of food items, it offers a range of services including packing which is certified according to BRC (British Retail Consortium): a standard set for the handling of food in a number of countries.