Company Profile

Award winning British manufacturer of volumetric depositors and filling machines
for the food production industry  

 

Based in Nelson, Lancashire, Riggs Autopack Ltd is an award-winning British manufacturer of volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and conveyor filling lines. We are a UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supply our equipment to the food production industry. The company dates back to the early 1940's when the founding business Autopack Ltd was based in the West Midlands, and upon acquisition by the Fort Vale Group in 1991, the company re-located to Lancashire.

The main stay of the company is our Model 1000 range of depositors, filling machines and transfer pumps, Model 1001 bespoke depositors and Model 1002 automatic conveyor filling lines. We design and build our full machine range in-house at our 50,000 sq ft factory in Nelson, and supply to a wide variety of food producers throughout the UK and overseas.

Client's range from small artisans and start-up companies that are planning to use a semi-automatic filling machine for the first time, through to large scale national food groups using conveyor filling lines. We also supply our depositors to operate in conjunction with third party machinery such as tray sealing and thermo-form conveyors, rotary pot sealing machines and VFFS pouch / bag applications.

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

Accreditations

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


Awards

Guinness World Record 2015 : Awarded Official Guinness World Record
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)
Pendle Business Awards 2018 :  Manufacturer of the Year (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)
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)
PPMA Group Awards 2018 : Exceptional Sales Performance (Finalist - Highly Commended)


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