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.