Inside Briggs of Burton’s Pharmaceutical Systems Assembly (PSA)

Did you know Briggs of Burton has a state-of-the-art Pharmaceutical Systems Assembly (PSA) facility at our Global Technical Centre in Burton on Trent?

This facility spans 890 square metres, designed to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors. With a multi-million pound investment, it features six dedicated assembly bays, two 20-tonne cranes, and the capacity to pre-assemble a range of skids every year.

We can construct your future facility within ours. Our off-site pre-assembled systems are ready for seamless integration into your production site. From design and build to commissioning, qualification, and validation, we are your one-stop destination for pharmaceutical engineering.

If you are looking to expand or build your next pharmaceutical facility get in touch with our team today


About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 300 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality.

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Briggs of Burton feature in the English Whisky Guild’s annual review

We take pride in being founding members of the English Whisky Guild (EWG). Earlier this year, we proudly hosted the inaugural meeting of the Guild’s Founding Associate Members at our Global Technical Centre in Burton-upon-Trent.

We are excited to share the EWG’s Annual Review, which features Briggs of Burton and McMillan Coppersmiths and Fabricators on Page 23, which you can read here.

The EWG promotes best practices in the English whisky industry. As members, we support a vibrant community of producers, sharing achievements and insights for the collective benefit of English whisky.

At Briggs of Burton, we are committed to delivering safe, efficient, and sustainable distilling projects.


About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it. Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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Introducing the Briggs STEAM Engine

An initiative to support local communities with our engineering spirit

A powerhouse of engineering experience and expertise, we’ve always liked to do things differently here at Briggs. From environmental and sustainability measures to mental health support and community outreach, we foster the belief that we’re not just engineers, but innovators within our industry.

Launching this week, we’re proud to finally announce our new community sponsorship and support initiative, Briggs STEAM Engine. This initiative will breathe new life into our existing community sponsorship and support programme, further enhancing our global impact and inspiring the next generation of engineers.

About Briggs STEAM Engine

Essentially, Briggs STEAM Engine is a sponsorship and support programme designed to involve the ever-growing Briggs team in our community outreach activities.

In offering financial support and time to help people get involved, we will provide opportunities for our staff to launch initiatives within their communities that align with Briggs’ culture of sustainability, innovation and creativity.

Standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, STEAM encompasses everything that we are passionate about at Briggs. An ‘engine’ to guide us in our community outreach, Briggs STEAM Engine is a visionary approach that harnesses our engineering spirit to support and uplift local communities.

Briggs STEAM Engine centres around three core themes:

  1. Local Community Engagement
  2. Environmental Awareness
  3. Engineering Outreach to Schools and Universities

We welcome our staff to submit requests for either time away from work to organise STEAM events or financial support, for example for sponsoring a STEAM-related activity.

Some examples could include:

  1. Environmental Awareness – Launching a community initiative to clean up litter in your neighbourhood This type of event truly resonates with Briggs’ passion for sustainability and climate action. In setting up an event that reflects this, Briggs would happily offer financial support, for example, to buy the litter-picking materials. 
  2. Local Community Engagement – Supporting local construction organisations for those less privileged A meaningful contribution to the families in need, Briggs would be delighted to be able to offer a helping hand to an initiative such as this. As demonstrated by the Briggs of Burton, Inc. team who supported the Greater Rochester ‘Habitat for Humanity‘ project by completing the pre-fabrication phase of a new home.
  3. Engineering Outreach – Organising a community outreach programme aimed at local schools Perhaps including interactive workshops and presentations designed to ignite students’ interest in STEM fields, particularly engineering, this type of event aligns with Briggs’ strong belief in inspiring tomorrow’s generation of engineers, as demonstrated during National Manufacturing Day.

For any queries, please feel free to e-mail community@briggsplc.com

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Briggs of Burton attends RDD 2024 offering pMDI mixing systems solutions

Katy Bragg (Head of Sales) and Grace Yow (Senior Process Engineer) had a productive week at the Respiratory Drug Delivery (2024) conference in Tucson, Arizona, which coincided with World Asthma Day.

They gained valuable insights from our customers, industry experts, and suppliers on the shift towards greener propellant manufacturing globally.

Did you know?

Our team are actively designing and building advanced pressurised Metered-Dose Inhaler (pMDI) production systems. These systems, crucial for treating asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), are already in use by several major pharmaceutical companies. We’re at the forefront of helping manufacturers in transitioning to greener propellants like #HFA152a and #HFO1234ze.

We also highlighted our Pharmaceutical Systems Assembly facility in Burton on Trent, UK at the conference. This facility is set to manufacture bespoke pMDI systems for leading inhalant manufacturers globally.

Thanks to everyone who connected with us at RDD 2024. We are looking forward to meeting the respiratory community at DDL in Edinburgh later this year.

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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Briggs of Burton host at the Spirit of Speyside Opening Dinner

On Wednesday 1st May 2024, Briggs of Burton hosted their customers and partners at the Spirit of Speyside Opening Dinner at The Macallan Distillery. As Silver Sponsors of the festival, our team were still in awe of the architecture of the Macallan Distillery and are incredibly proud that it features a Briggs Distillery Lauter Tun.

The team are working on a whole mix of projects across the Speyside region including expansions at The GlenDronach Distillery and are looking forward to providing further updates on the Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF) backed Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR) project at The GlenAllachie Distillers Company Limited.

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 300 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality.

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Briggs of Burton and McMillan Coppersmiths celebrate Football Shirt Friday

On Friday 26th April 2024, Briggs of Burton and McMillan Coppersmiths, celebrated Football Shirt Friday to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research.
All the money raised from Football Shirt Friday goes directly to support life-saving bowel cancer research

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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Briggs of Burton feature in Press and Journal

Briggs of Burton featured in The Press and Journal alongside Gareth Roberts at Organic Architects, Dawn Maskell director at Heriot-Watt University and Liz Fletcher at the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

Dr Scott Davies spoke to journalist Peter Ranscombe about brewers and distillers being the pioneers of biotechnology and how Briggs of Burton has a long history of supporting its customers by leveraging microorganisms to produce fermentation-based products. The article explores the potential for breweries and distilleries to consider the production of other fermentation-based products with their existing operations. Briggs has worked on many projects around the world, using its process engineering know-how and project delivery experience in engineering systems from propagating and growing yeast for distilled spirits, beer and bread production, to hygienically scaling up fermentation processes to producing liquid biofuels.

Reach out to the team if you want to discuss a project that involves a hygienic process system for the processing of yeast or bacteria across the food, alcoholic beverage, and life science sectors.

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing

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Craft Brewers Conference 2024 – Highlights

We’ve had a productive couple of days at the Craft Brewers Conference 2024 in Las Vegas. Our colleagues from Briggs of Burton, DME Process Systems Ltd., and Ziemann Holvrieka have been busy networking and sharing our latest technologies around innovation, sustainability and R&D with our customers, partners, and suppliers. A standout moment was hosting an evening event at BrewDog Las Vegas, a great opportunity for team building and discussing how are building some of the most impressive breweries and distilleries around the globe helping them to craft some of the best beer and distilled spirits. We look forward to sharing more content soon. Watch this space!

Cheers to our team, Brewdog Las Vegas and our customers for making the show a success!

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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Watch Dr Ben Connolly’s presentation at the James B Beam Institute Conference

Thank you to the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits for giving Briggs of Burton the opportunity to present at their recent conference. We were proud exhibitors at the conference, showcasing our commitment to supporting the Bourbon Whiskey industry in Kentucky and beyond.

Dr. Ben Connolly, our Lead Research and Development Engineer, delivered a presentation on “Towards a Zero Liquid Effluent Discharge Whisky Distillery.”

He offered valuable insights into sustainable practices that distillers in Kentucky and the surrounding areas can adopt to enhance their operations. A must-watch for anyone in the industry looking for a partner to support them with building a safe, sustainable, and efficient distillery.

If you couldn’t attend, don’t worry you can watch it via YouTube below

Did you know?

We have an office in Louisville, Kentucky, allowing us to work closer with major Bourbon Whiskey producers to design, engineer build safe, sustainable and efficient distilleries. (You can read more about our presence in Kentucky here.)

About Briggs of Burton

If you have eaten or drunk it there is a chance that Briggs of Burton has helped to produce it.

Briggs are the engineers behind supplying the equipment, engineering and automation to the world’s largest food, alcoholic beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers

Today Briggs employs over 350 colleagues across six sites in the UK, Scotland, USA, Mexico, China, and Australia. The team deliver turnkey engineering projects for leading household brands covering North America, Europe, Central America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Briggs’ benefits from a global network of stainless-steel manufacturing facilities, including their own located in Burton on Trent and Prestonpans, Scotland.

Briggs is actively developing sustainable engineering solutions, focusing on their customer’s requirements towards carbon neutrality. 

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