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Filling Machines for Artisan Food Producers- July 22nd 2020

Established in the 1930's, Riggs Autopack is a British manufacturer of high-quality volumetric filling machines. Based in Nelson, Lancashire, we are an award-winning UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supply our equipment to the food production industry.

The main stay of our company is the Model 1000 range of semi-automatic filling machines, designed for artisans and small-scale food producers that need quick product changeovers and short batch runs. These machines are available for outright or lease purchase, short or long term hire. We also provide a free and no-obligation machine trial at your premises.

Manually filling containers can be exhausting and time consuming, often meaning much of the working week can be spent in production fulfilling orders, which in turn can then impact on other areas of the business such as winning new orders and bidding for supermarket contracts.

By using a Riggs Autopack semi-automatic filling machine, there can be huge time and production savings resulting in dramatic benefits for small scale food producers. Here’s what a small selection of our customers have had to say:

Mark Butler (Twist Condiments) “I'm very impressed with our machine. To say I'm pleased is an understatement and I can see this filling machine will transform my business. I used to dread filling jars by hand and now it's no bother!”

Mark Whitehead (The Hawkshead Relish Company) “Riggs Autopack has been excellent to deal with. We've been thoroughly impressed with the filling machine and it’s easy to use features, which has given us extra flexibility and the capacity to expand our product ranges even further.”

Hugh Monroe (Christine's Cheshire Preserves) “Pleased isn't the word we'd use to describe the opinion of our filling machine. We're delighted. Really couldn't have coped without it, other half poorly and out of action just at the busiest period in our calendar, and just after a 10,000 jars order was secured from a customer. Thank you for all your help and the speed with which you were able to get a filling machine to us.”

Claire Kent (Claire's Handmade) "We discussed our specific needs with Riggs Autopack. They came and demonstrated how the filling equipment would work using our own products. We were thoroughly impressed and very pleased when the machine was installed and running. It met all the requirements accurately with no faults. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to others."



Suitable products for the Model 1000 filling machines typically include jam, marmalade, chutney, pickles, relish, honey, syrup, peanut butter, mayonnaise, sauces, dips, marinades, soup, ready meals, coleslaw, pate, sandwich and pie fillings, dairy products, cake, pudding and dessert ingredients.

If you're seeking a high-quality filling machine to accurately fill jars, bottles, pots, tubs, trays, cake tins, buckets, jerry cans, pouches or bags, then Riggs Autopack could have the solution! If we may provide further information our Model 1000 filling machines, please contact us at or call our Lancashire office on 01282 440040.