Briggs specialises in delivering high-quality process engineering for the industry worldwide.

Briggs of Burton acquires Scottish copper still equipment manufacturer McMillan

Briggs of Burton, a business unit of the CIMC Enric Tank and Process B.V. within the division of CIMC Enric Holdings Ltd. Liquid Foods, has acquired 100% of the shares of the Scottish copper still equipment supplier McMillan (Coppersmiths & Fabricators) Ltd.

McMillan (Coppersmiths & Fabricators) Ltd and its predecessor Archibald McMillan & Co Ltd have been a significant force in the domestic and worldwide supply of copper distilling and stainless steel process equipment, since the company was originally founded in 1867.

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Posted in Distilling, General, Manufacturing

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

A message from Robert Buxton, our Managing Director.

At this time of concern over COVID -19, Briggs of Burton would like to assure you on our commitment to working in the best interests of our customers, colleagues and suppliers.

These are unprecedented and challenging times affecting all areas of our societies, with the situation changing daily, meaning that individuals and organisations are having to regularly react and adapt their plans in order to help limit the spread of the virus.

While following the Government guidelines, we are pleased to confirm that the manufacturing operations at our Burton on Trent Office will continue to operate as planned and to the greatest extent possible. Our office based sales and engineering teams are working remotely from Wednesday 18th March, hopefully with minimum interruption to you. Whilst there will inevitably be some disruption to normal operations, our intention is “Business as Usual”. We will continue to work on your sales enquiries and current engineering and production projects. We are working diligently to discuss and communicate the potential impacts of these uncertain times with each of you to ensure we provide the service you know to expect from us. If you have any questions then please contact us through your regular contact, or to myself.

Overall everyone can agree that we, as a society, need to protect the health and well being of everyone, including our customers, suppliers, and staff. Our company thrives on the variety of engineering, production and turn key projects our customers require from us around the world, and we want to ensure that everyone can fulfil their obligations in as safe a way as possible. We will be posting updates as soon as we have them on our website (www.briggsplc.com) and company LinkedIN page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/briggs-of-burton-plc/).

On behalf of the Management Team, and everyone at Briggs, I would like to thank you for your support and understanding during and after these challenging times.

Robert Buxton

Posted in General

Briggs of Burton are proud to celebrate Lynda Wheat’s contribution to the Burton Soup Kitchen

Lynda Wheat featured in the Burton Mail this week following her involvement at the New Baptist Church on Derby Street opposite the Briggs of Burton head office in Burton upon Trent.

Lynda dedicates every Thursday lunchtime to support the local soup kitchen with preparing, serving and most importantly engaging with the visitors, and has done so for the past 3 years. Lynda is an integral part of the Briggs team as PA to the MD and has worked at the Burton site for over 30 years. Her positive and warm personality is reflected through her work at the local church, which also includes shoe box collections at Christmas and raffle draws at Briggs, who are keen to support her charity work.

Lynda was interviewed by the Burton Mail sharing her experience:

“I have always wanted to do something like this and when I saw the signs outside the church, I asked my manager if I could support them. My lunch break is usually 45 minutes but the company allows me to have a longer lunch so I can help out. Briggs are really supportive of the soup kitchen – we recently had a raffle to raise money for it.  Everyone makes me feel so welcome and if I have to miss my Thursdays at the church I feel really disappointed.”

Briggs are proud to continue supporting Lynda in the future!

Posted in CSR, General

Briggs of Burton support the International Centre of Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University

Briggs of Burton were pleased to continue their support for the International Centre of Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) at Heriot- Watt University this week. Scott Davies and Andrew Mieleniewski provided a brewery design workshop to the 2nd Year Brewing and Distilling students. The session involved several team activities to get the students thinking about equipment size and selection as part of a business plan.

Jane White, Associate Professor at the ICBD mentioned “The 2nd year Brewing and Distilling students really appreciated the Briggs team visiting this week and providing such an interesting and active learning experience around designing and engineering a brewery. The students particularly enjoyed the insight and discussions from industry, and the practical brewery layout exercise.”

In addition to the workshop, the ICBD is home to a research brewery designed and built by Briggs of Burton which over the last year had an upgrade in dual-purpose vessel (DPV) capacity to support the growing number of students learning to brew and distil at the Watt.

Briggs of Burton are keen to support the ICBD and looking forward to returning next year, especially if we can share our knowledge and experience to the next generation of brewers and distillers!

Posted in Brewing, General, Graduates