Company Profile

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 design and build our full machine range in-house at our 50,000 sq ft factory in Nelson, Lancashire, and 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.

Typical goods manufactured using our depositors and filling equipment include jam, marmalade, pickles, chutney, relish, honey, condiments, sauces, dips, dressings, marinades, smoothies, soup, ready meals, coleslaw, pate, quiche, sandwich and pie fillings, dairy, bakery and seafood products, cake, pudding and dessert ingredients.


ISO 9001:2015 registered firm
Rolls Royce plc approved supplier (No. 82530)
BestCERT Quality Gold customer satisfaction accreditation
Member of the PPMA (The Processing & Packaging Machinery Trade 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 Performance (Winner)
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 Guinness World Record