Remember the 1970s?

It was an age of records, roller skates, mirrorballs, and polaroids.

Meanwhile, a family-run Black Country business took a long hard look at the food processing industry and thought: “We can do better.” When we first started, the food processing industry was in a sorry state. Manufacturers simply weren’t putting the necessary time, care, and effort into building their conveyance machines. This resulted in a multitude of poor working relationships, disappointed customers, and inefficient supply chains.

But then we came along

We’ve been making vibratory conveyor systems since 1973. Some of the systems we designed and built in the early 70s are still running now. They’re still doing what they were built to do, and they’re still doing it well. But that was then. All this proves is that we design systems that are ahead of their time, with technology so advanced we’ve left the competition far behind.

We’re really good at what we do

We don’t just design conveyor systems. We design solutions – and every solution tells a story.

We’re passionate about what we do

Time has told us that poor quality products and disappointed customers result in one-off relationships. And that’s definitely not the Cox & Plant way. We constantly look at how we do things, and we’re always looking for ways in which we can learn from past mistakes to enhance our future performance. We were built on a solid foundation of sound engineering practices. And with our continuous research and development, we’re constantly finding ways to improve the performance of our every product.

50 years later, Cox & Plant is still a family run business

Despite enjoying major international success, we still have a close-knit team.

And we’re still Black Country to the bone

Every member of our team shares our vision. We’re all dedicated to ensuring that every customers’ experience exceeds expectations, each and every time. But most of all, we’re still committed to doing things differently.

Cox & Plant Timeline

Established since 1972, Cox & Plant Products has built a global reputation for the design, development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of food processing and conveying systems leading food growers, processors and repack companies.

1972

Barrie Cox and Sidney Plant founded Cox & Plant.

1974

Moved to Monarch Works – a Victorian quadrant-design factory with a courtyard in the middle and access via an archway.

1978

Won first export order to the Middle East.

1979

Purchased Victorian workhouse – re-modelled to accommodate the growing business.

1982

Sidney Plant tragically died at 46 from an undiagnosed congenital heart disease.

1982

Judi Cox joined the business.

1983

Annual Board Meeting decided to keep the name ‘Plant’ as a sign of respect.

1985

Won major order from the UK’s largest crisp company – factory significantly extended.

1988

First ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.

1991

Revolutionary anti-vibration mounts designed – absorbed 99.7% of transmitted vibration.

1993

Andrew M Cox joined the company.

1994

Next generation ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.

1997

HRH Duke of Edinburgh presented the family with ‘Business of the Year’ award.

1998

Won ‘Innovation’ award for new drive system.

1999

First website launched.  Awards won for content and design.

2000

Won ‘Exporter of the Year’ and ‘e-business’ awards.

2001

Tabor Works acquired to house new finishing shop and demonstration area.

2002

Third factory acquired to enhance the finishing processes in-house.

2004

Tubular conveyors launched revolutionising the processes in harsh environments.

2007

Spiral elevators launched. Plaudits won across the industry, replacing the need for traditional bucket elevators.

2010

Won a major export order from Brazil.

2011

Re-engineered vibratory incline conveyors achieving a world first 18⁰ angle.

2012

Launched specialist nut flavouring system.

2013

Installed Solidworks 3D design for all engineers.

2015

Installed new training facility with interactive technology.

Our food processing equipment is guaranteed to transform your business.