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.


Barrie Cox and Sidney Plant founded Cox & Plant.


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


Won first export order to the Middle East.


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


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


Judi Cox joined the business.


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


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


First ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.


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


Andrew M Cox joined the company.


Next generation ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.


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


Won ‘Innovation’ award for new drive system.


First website launched.  Awards won for content and design.


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


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


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


Tubular conveyors launched revolutionising the processes in harsh environments.


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


Won a major export order from Brazil.


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


Launched specialist nut flavouring system.


Installed Solidworks 3D design for all engineers.


Installed new training facility with interactive technology.

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