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.

  1. Cox & Plant Founded

    1972

    Barrie Cox and Sidney Plant founded Cox & Plant.

  2. Moved to Monarch Works

    1974

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

  3. First export won!

    1978

    Won first export order to the Middle East.

  4. Purchased Victorian Workhouse

    1979

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

  5. Sidney Plant passes away

    1982

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

  6. Judi Cox joins the business

    1982

  7. 'Plant' Name

    1982

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

  8. Major order won, factory extended

    1985

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

  9. First ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.

    1988

  10. Anti-Vibration mounts designed

    1991

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

  11. Andrew M Cox joins the company

    1993

  12. Next generation ‘Electro-magnetic Controllers’ launched.

    1994

  13. 'Business of the Year' award

    1997

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

  14. Innovation award

    1998

    Won ‘Innovation’ award for new drive system.

  15. First website launch

    1999

    First website launched. Awards won for content and design.

  16. 'Exporter of the Year'

    2000

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

  17. Tabor Works acquired

    2001

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

  18. Third factory acquired

    2002

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

  19. Tubular conveyors

    2004

    Tubular conveyors launched revolutionising the processes in harsh environments.

  20. Spiral elevators launched

    2007

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

  21. Won a major export order from Brazil

    2010

  22. Vibratory Incline Conveyors re-engineered

    2011

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

  23. Launched specialist nut flavouring system

    2012

  24. Launched specialist nut flavouring system

    2012

  25. Solidworks 3D Design

    2013

    Installed Solidworks 3D design for all engineers.

  26. Installed new training facility with interactive technology.

    2015

Finally, a solution that works for my production line.