Frequently Asked Question's


Why choose Riggs Autopack ?


Established in the 1930's, Riggs Autopack is an industry respected and award winning UK manufacturer with many decades of design and build experience. We pride ourselves on being people you can work with; friendly, professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable. We manufacture a first class product and each client receives the same impeccable standard of service.



Do Riggs Autopack manufacture the depositors and filling machines ?


Yes. We are a very proud British machine manufacturer. We design and build all our depositors and filling equipment in-house at our 50,000 sq ft factory in Nelson, Lancashire. 


What type of equipment do you manufacture ?


We specialise in manufacturing food production depositors, filling machines, transfer pumps and conveyor filling lines.



What type of companies do you supply ?


We supply our machinery primarily to the food industry. Our customer base incorporates small, medium and large scale food manufacturers, ranging from cottage industries to multi-national food groups. We also supply our equipment to a wide variety of non-food industry manufacturers.



What type of depositors / filling machines do you manufacture ?


We manufacture volumetric piston pump depositors and filling machines ie. a pre-set measured amount of product is drawn from a hopper or holding vessel into the piston pump, which is then dispensed through a depositing nozzle into a container.



What type of products can your depositors / filling machines dispense ?


Our depositors and filling machinery is designed for "liquid" based products including semi-liquid pastes and goods containing suspended solids. Our machines are not suitable for dry goods handling.



Can your depositors / filling machines deposit both hot and cold products ?


Yes. Due to the high grade specification of the seals incorporated within our machines, we can deposit cold, ambient and hot goods up to 120 degrees C.



What type of containers can your depositors / filling machines deposit into ?


Our machinery accurately deposits product into most types or size of container such as jars, bottles, pots, tubs, buckets, jerry cans, trays, foils, cake tins, shaped moulds, cartons, sachets, pouches and bags.  



Do your depositors / filling machines damage delicate products or particulates ?


No. Our machinery provides damage free volumetric depositing due to the bespoke design and high quality components used throughout. 



How are your depositors / filling machines powered ?


They are powered pneumatically and therefore require compressed air supply for use. As our machines contain no electrics, it means they are suitable for food production areas and wash down applications.



Can I try before I buy ?


Yes. We openly encourage customers to trial our machines prior to purchase. No-obligation machine trials can be carried out at the customer's premises or at our factory.



Do you provide an after sales support service ?


Yes, we provide a full after sales support service. This includes comprehensive operator manual, machine warranty, staff training, planned maintenance schemes, telephone and on-site technical support, engineer call out and parts supply from stock.