Riggs Autopack Ltd is proud to announce they have been awarded the highly coveted “Manufacturer of the Year” at the recent Pendle Business Awards.

Riggs Autopack design and build depositors and filling equipment primarily for the food production industry. The company manufacture this market leading equipment at their 50,000 sq ft Nelson factory, and supply to a wide variety of food manufacturers throughout the UK and overseas.

As an ISO 9001:2008 registered firm with BenchmarQ Gold customer satisfaction accreditation, a member of the PPMA, and a Rolls Royce plc approved supplier, the company has an enviable reputation for manufacturing high quality machinery.

Over the years, Riggs Autopack’s equipment has provided improved production rates for a large number of businesses. Clients typically range from small start-up companies and cottage industries, through to multi-national food groups and international factories.

The food manufacturing industry isn’t the only sector in which Riggs Autopack’s machinery can make an impact in however, as they also supply businesses in industries as varied as the pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, cosmetic, and adhesives sectors.

Having previously been voted Industry Excellence 2012 and awarded Company of the Year for an unprecedented 2 years in a row for 2011 and 2012 by Business and Industry Today, this latest accolade demonstrates how Riggs Autopack has continued to go from strength to strength.


The Pendle Business Awards have fast become one of Lancashire’s most prestigious events in the business calendar. It recognises local businesses which are market leaders in their field. They could be a one-man band with a local specialist trade, a growing small to medium-sized business or a large company with a worldwide reputation.

Councillor Joe Cooney, Leader of Pendle Council, said “We were thrilled to receive such a high number of really strong entries, but it made judging really tough. Those on the shortlist had some fantastic success stories. They all deserve recognition and that’s just what Pendle Business Awards is all about”.

The Awards ceremony was held at the Dunkenhalgh Mercure Hotel in Clayton Le Moors on Friday May 16th; this year there were 340 places for local businesses and dignitaries. Winners received the coveted Pendle – an elegant glass and metal sculpture inspired by Pendle Hill. It was engraved with the winner’s name and award category.

Paul Day, Works Manager at Riggs Autopack commented “It’s a fantastic achievement for Riggs Autopack and one we are extremely proud of. We need to build on the achievements of the last twelve months and drive the company forward. Winning Pendle Manufacturer of the Year award is a great achievement and our thanks goes out to all of those involved”.

Riggs Autopack’s General Manager Nigel Matthews said “We are delighted to have received this award. It reflects well on the high level of skill and commitment shown by our dedicated work force over the past 23 years in assisting us to become the business we are today”.

“Our challenge now is to keep up the momentum and to continue with our future plans for growth in offering our customers the best in depositors and filling machinery. The Pendle area has a strong heritage of manufacturing and we are delighted to have been given this prestigious award, especially in light of the high calibre of entrants and fellow nominees”.

Riggs Autopack Ltd
Premier Mill, Brunswick Street, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 0HU
Tel: 01282 440040
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.autopack.co.uk

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