Company Profile






British manufacturer of high quality depositors, filling machines and 

conveyor filling lines for the food production industry


Riggs Autopack Ltd is an award-winning British manufacturer of high quality volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and bespoke conveyor filling lines. We are a UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supply our equipment primarily to the food production industry.


The company dates back to the early 1930's when the founding business Autopack Ltd was based in the West Midlands. Upon acquisition by the Fort Vale Group in 1991, the company re-located to Nelson, Lancashire.


The main stay of the company is our Model 1000, 1001 and 1002 range of semi or fully automatic, single or multi-head depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and conveyor filling lines. We take great pride in supplying our equipment to a huge variety of food manufacturers throughout the UK and overseas.


Clients typically range from start-up companies and artisan producers through to multi-national food groups such as Bakkavor, Kerry, Greencore and Samworth Brothers. We also supply our depositing equipment to operate in conjunction with third party machinery such as tray sealing conveyors, rotary pot sealing, thermo form and VFFS applications.


Our piston pump depositors and volumetric filling machines are built in-house at our Nelson factory; they are one of the most precise and hygienic on the market with exceptional performance, reliability and build quality. They effectively dispense hot or cold liquid, semi-liquid and suspended solid products, and accurately fill most container types or size.





ISO 9001:2015 registered firm

Rolls Royce plc approved supplier (No. 82530)

BestCERT Quality Gold customer satisfaction accreditation

Member of the P.P.M.A. (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association)

Company Registration No. 5715991 





Pendle Business Awards 2014:            Manufacturer Of The Year (Winner)

Pendle Business Awards 2016:            Manufacturer Of The Year (Finalist - Highly Commended) 

Pendle Business Awards 2016:            Most Outstanding Small Business (Winner)


PPMA Group Awards 2014:                  Exceptional Sales / Company Growth (Finalist)

PPMA Group Awards 2014:                  Processing Machinery Manufacturer of the Year (Finalist)

PPMA Group Awards 2015:                  Exceptional Sales / Company Growth (Finalist - Commended)

PPMA Group Awards 2015:                  Processing Machinery Manufacturer of the Year (Finalist - Highly Commended)

PPMA Group Awards 2016:                  Exceptional Sales / Company Growth (Winner)

PPMA Group Awards 2016:                  Processing Machinery Manufacturer of the Year (Finalist)

PPMA Group Awards 2017:                  Exceptional Sales / Company Growth (Finalist)


Red Rose Awards 2017:                        Customer Service (Finalist)

Red Rose Awards 2017:                        Engineering Business (Finalist)


E3 Business Awards 2017:                   Manufacturing Business of the Year (Finalist)

E3 Business Awards 2017:                   High Growth Business of the Year (Finalist)


Guinness World Record 2015:             Awarded Official Participant