With over 285 years' experience, Briggs of Burton are one of the pioneers of process engineering in the world
Thornewill & Wareham
Thomas Thornewill sets up his own company Thomas Thornewill in Burton-on-Trent.
Thomas Thornewill, later known as Thornewill & Wareham is the eldest company in Briggs of Burton's history.
Thornewill & Wareham was a metal hardware and industrial metalwork manufacturer. Thornewill produced metalwork such as hoop iron for the local breweries.
S Briggs & Co
In 1865 Samuel Briggs sets up S. Briggs in Burton-on-Trent, an ironmonger and coppersmith supplying to the local brewing industry.
In 1875 S. Briggs becomes Briggs and Bindley, and in 1888 becomes S. Briggs & Co.
S Briggs & Co
S. Briggs & Co. is one of the founding members of the Allied Brewery Traders Association, now the BFBi.
S Briggs & Co buys Thomas Thornewill
S. Briggs & Co. buys Thomas Thornewill and another local company T. R. Shercliff & Co. Ltd.
S. Briggs, Inc. opens office in North America
S. Briggs & Co. buys Henry Balfour, along with Henry Balfour’s office in Rochester, New York. In 1982, this allows S. Briggs & Co. to set up a new base in America to cover the American market. S. Briggs, Inc. is born, which today is known as Briggs of Burton, Inc.
Briggs of Burton PLC
S. Briggs & Co. becomes a Public Limited Company. The group is renamed Briggs of Burton PLC.
Briggs acquire Robert Morton DG
In 1989, Briggs of Burton PLC acquires its main rival Robert Morton DG Ltd. Briggs of Burton move into the former Robert Morton offices and factory on Derby Road in Burton-on-Trent.
Like Briggs of Burton, Robert Morton are a specialist in stainless steel fabrication and process design.
Briggs acquire Richard Sizer
Briggs of Burton PLC acquire Richard Sizer outstanding experience in cereals processing.
Richard Sizer's milling equipment, the "Porteus Mill", is widely recognised in Scottish distilleries with many still in use today.
Briggs of Burton acquire T. Giusti
In 1993, Briggs of Burton PLC also acquired T. Giusti.
Giusti is a leading brand in the food, health & beauty and pharmaceutical markets. Companies worldwide benefit from Giusti solutions to mixing, blending, cooking and cooling challenges.
Briggs Food division continue to use the Giusti brand for specialist cooking systems.
Briggs acquire APV Burnett & Rolfe
Briggs of Burton PLC acquire APV Burnett & Rolfe, which expands Briggs Brewing capabilities with keg and cask handling systems.
Briggs of Burton joins CIMC Enric Tanks and Process B.V.
Briggs of Burton joins the Liquid Food Division of CIMC Enric Tanks and Process B.V., one of the largest international suppliers of tanks and process technologies, which includes Ziemman Holvrieka.
Briggs of Burton achieve landmark Health & Safety milestone
Briggs of Burton celebrate landmark Health & Safety milestone after passing 3 Million man-hours since a last Lost Time Accident (LTA).
Briggs of Burton Asia launched
Briggs of Burton setup new office in Shanghai, China as part of expansion into Asia.