British Manufacturer of Depositors & Filling Machines for the Food Industry

Riggs Autopack Ltd is an award winning, British manufacturer of high quality volumetric depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and bespoke conveyor filling lines. They are a UK market leader with an excellent reputation and supply their equipment to the food production industry.

The main stay of the company is the Model 1000, 1001 and 1002 range of semi or fully automatic, single or multi-head depositors and filling machines, transfer pumps and conveyor filling lines.

Their depositors and filling machinery are built in-house at their Nelson factory; they are one of the most precise and hygienic on the market with exceptional performance, reliability and build quality. They effectively dispense hot or cold liquid, semi-liquid and suspended solid food products, and accurately fill most container types or size.

They are available as a semi-automatic unit with foot pedal operation for cottage industries, artisan producers and other small scale food manufacturers utilising short batch runs, or fully automatic for medium to large scale producers using conveyor lines.

Riggs Autopack Machine Range
* Model 1000: Standard Depositors & Filling Machines
* Model 1001: Bespoke Depositors & Filling Machines
* Model 1002: Automatic Conveyor Filling Lines
* Model 1000: Transfer Pumps
* Ancillary Equipment
Depositor & Filling Machine Configuration
* Semi or fully automatic
* Single or multi-head
* Stand alone or conveyor depositing
* Table top or mobile frame
* Low or high level
* Micro, standard, or maxi-fill piston pump barrel options
* Hopper feed or direct connection to a cooking kettle / IBC / holding tank
Riggs Autopack’s Clients

Riggs Autopack take great pride in supplying their depositors and filling equipment to a huge variety of food manufacturers throughout the UK and overseas. Clients typically range from small start-up companies and artisan producers through to multi-national food groups such as Bakkavor, Kerry, Greencore and Samworth Brothers.

They also supply their depositors and filling machines to operate in conjunction with 3rd party machinery such as tray and pot sealing, thermo form and VFFS applications.

Food Products

Typical goods manufactured by food producers using Riggs Autopack’s depositors or filling machinery include jam, honey, preserves, condiments, sauces, dips, dressings, marinades, soup, ready meals, coleslaw, quiche, sandwiches and pies, pate, pasta salad, dairy goods, seafood products, desserts, cakes and puddings.

Machine Design & Manufacturing

Riggs Autopack has continued to grow year on year, and due to the dedicated hard work of their employees and loyal client base, they have become a UK market leader.

Due to continued growth and demand for their equipment, in July 2013 the company re-located to a new 50,000 square foot factory. The move has given them the room to further expand, win new orders, recruit personnel in key areas, and bring previously sub-contracted work back in-house. This in turn has enabled them to introduce new design and manufacturing processes, increase UK and export sales, all of which has directly contributed to their continued success.

Their factory, located in Nelson, Lancashire, incorporates the latest computer technology in both production and design. The machining centres and CNC lathes enables their depositors and filling equipment to be produced to an extremely high standard and offers flexibility in providing a quick response to customer’s bespoke orders.

There is now also room to take on more large scale projects at the same time with space to do more in-house fabrication, which means they can move forward far quicker. It has opened up all sorts of opportunities.

As a direct consequence, Riggs Autopack has now become preferred suppliers to many of the large food manufacturing groups such as Kerry Foods, Bakkavor, Samworth Brothers, and Greencore for example.

To cope with increase demand, during 2014/15, they recruited a number of additional personnel within key areas of design and production. In addition to personnel recruitment, they continue to invest in the latest CAD hardware and software, thus ensuring they provide the customer with a first class design service which includes 3D modelling. Following receipt of an order, a comprehensive 2D and 3D CAD layout will be provided to the customer for sign-off prior to manufacture.

Over the past 2 years, their design department has placed great emphasis on implementing 3D design. It is a far more effective tool in showing the customer in greater detail the actual filling machine they are buying. This is already paying dividends in terms of the service they are able to provide to clients.

It also aids the shop floor in visualizing the individual components they’re manufacturing. 3D can be used to produce CAM programs which are used to produce the parts on CNC with greater speed, accuracy and efficiency.

In addition to investment in personnel, they continuously seek to maximise manufacturing efficiency and purchased a new Quaser MV184P Milling Centre.

This machine has allowed them to perform rapid machining with little down time on set-up. The new machine also gives substantial flexibility in the production of new and existing components, thus providing reduction in operation costs.

They have also purchased a Mazak QuickTurn. This new CNC turning centre has enhanced manufacturing by utilising the CNC system, Mazatrol Matrix Nexus.

In conclusion, the bespoke design and build service they provide gives the food producer confidence knowing that prior to the manufacture of their filling machine, they can simulate the whole operating procedure on the design screen.

They also provide a “screen share” service whereby the customer can talk though the design elements of any CAD layout on their pc in real time with Riggs Autopack’s design engineers at the factory. This has proved to be an important service for both national and international clients.

The Package

* Riggs Autopack provide the full package for the client, not just “sell a machine”
* Comprehensive evaluation of the client’s requirements
* Free on-site survey, product trials, quotation, design service
* In-house manufacturing & high quality build
* Bespoke design & build service; machines built to order to specifically meet the food production requirements of each client
* Delivery, installation and commissioning of equipment at the customer’s site
* On-site training
* Full after sales package
* Parts supply from stock
* Engineer call out
* Riggs Autopack continues a close, long term working relationship with the client

Why choose Riggs Autopack for your filling machine requirements?

* Established in the early 1930’s
* British manufacturer
* Industry respected name built up over many decades
* Full sales, design and manufacture package
* Machinery available for small, medium or large scale food producers
* High quality components used throughout
* High quality machine that lasts for decades
* 316 stainless steel used for all contact parts
* 304 stainless steel used for non-contact parts
* Built to stringent health & safety standards
* Hygienic, quick to strip down, easy to clean, operator friendly
* Highly accurate and damage free product depositing
* Due to the high grade specification of seals incorporated within their machines, their equipment can effectively deposit cold, ambient, and hot goods up to 120 degrees C
* Due to the design and high quality components used throughout, their machines provide damage free depositing of large fragile particulates
* They openly encourage customers to comprehensive product testing prior to purchase. No-obligation machine trials can be carried out at the customer’s premises or at our factory
* They provide a first class comprehensive after sales service including operator manuals, machine warranty, staff training, planned maintenance schemes, on-site technical support, engineer call out and parts supply from stock


Riggs Autopack take immense pride in being an industry respected British manufacturer of high quality depositors and filling machine for the food production industry.

If you’re a small, medium or large scale food manufacturer seeking a high quality system to accurately fill jars, bottles, pots, tubs, ready meal trays, cake tins, buckets, jerry cans, pouches or bags, then Riggs Autopack could have the solution.

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