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.

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