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BCH Long Service Awards

BCH long service award

We are pleased to have awarded more long service awards today to a number of our members of staff who have been employed continuously on our site for up to 30 years!!

30th August / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

We are excited to announce that Greg Bulluss from Food Processing Equipment Pty visited our facility this week who will now be formally representing BCH in Australia & New Zealand!

Food processing equipment

Greg spent several days training with us on the many solutions we offer to our clients in the food processing industries worldwide.
The sessions included-
Atmospheric, pressure and vacuum cooking options along with mixing configurations designed to complement the end users requirements.

13th August / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

BCH Flow dividers despatched to one of the largest confectionery manufacturer in North America

Flow Dividers

We have recently completed our pre-despatch testing protocols and despatched one of the latest generation of BCH Flow Dividers to one of the largest confectionery manufacturers in North America.

17th July / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Iceland Manufacturing Trial Jet Cook™ and Vacuum Cooling

Vacuum Cooling

Last week we ran four days of extensive trials with Iceland Manufacturing Limited with our partners at DCN in their Product Development Kitchen in Great Gransden, UK.

Over the four day period we trialled a large variety of Slimming World products including Tikka Masala, Meat Ragu, Onion Gravy, Mint and Pea Soup and Creamy Pasta Sauces to mention only a few.

27th June 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Malcolm Marshall completes Whitworth Skyline Walk for local children’s charity!

Malcolm Marshall

We wanted to say a big well done to our Electrical Supervisor Malcolm Marshall for completing The Whitworth Skyline Walk on Sunday in order to raise money for the Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home. Malcolm has been growing his hair and beard for 6 months as an incentive for fund-raising and was relieved to have it shaved off at the end of the day!

15th May 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Ready for Despatch

St George's Day

We will shortly be installing 3 x 1250 Litre vacuum cooling systems to one of the largest ready meal manufacturers in Europe as part of a major project to optimise their sauce lines for the production of their range of high quality Italian meals.

24th April 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Happy St George's Day!

St George's Day

23rd April 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Long Service Awards

long service awards

Today we were proud to present the long service awards to a number of our members of staff who have been operating continuously on our site for a significant amount of time!

18th April 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Final day of Anuga Foodtec 2018


It’s the last day of the Anuga Foodtec Exhibition in Cologne, it’s been a busy week, and the interest in our new Optima all-in-one processing system has not waivered. Last chance to see us today at the show to view the Optima, Orbiter Kettle, Bratt Pan AND Cook & Vacuum Cool System!

23rd March 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Day 2 of Anuga Foodtec 2018


Day 2 of Anuga Foodtec Cologne – Another great day full of enquiries and interest for our brand new Optima All-In-One processing system, meeting customers old and new to assist with their processing needs.

21st March 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Optima All In One Processing System Launched


BCH are proud today to launch the new Optima at Anuga Foodtec – the ultimate all-in-one system offering more process options than ever before!

20th March 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Day 1 of Anuga Foodtec 2018


Day 1 of Anuga Foodtec, the stand is looking good and we have our brand new Optima Processing System on display!Stand F058 Hall 10.1

20th March 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

18 Days to go...


2nd March 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Pro Sweets 2018

ProSweets 2018

The team have had a very busy start to the show over the weekend meeting visitors old and new from all over the world who are interested in BCH confectionery solutions. Visit ProSweets 2018 - At BCH Stand D058, Hall 10. 1, for information on our revolutionary confectionery solutions

29th January 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

The team at BCH have recently despatched a multi-purpose ready meal cooking plant to one of our existing clients in Australia in order to fulfil their ongoing expansion plans. The system comprises 3 x 1000 Litre cooking vessels with our popular horizontal agitation system and well proven FlexiCHEF recipe management and process control systems..

10th January 2018 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Merry Christmas from BCH!

Merry Christmas

From the team at BCH we would like to thank our customers old and new for a great 2017, we hope you have a lovely Christmas and hope to see you in the New Year.
Here are some of the highlights for us..

21st December 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Best-selling Bratt Pans ready for despatch as orders fly in

Bratt Pans

A year of unprecedented popularity of the BCH Bratt Pan continues as we recently despatched 6 units to clients in the UK, Dubai and Australia.
We have also just received orders for 5 more machines for 2 clients in the UK and one in North America...

11th December 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Gulfood Manufacturing Round-up

Gulfood Manufacturing

We have had many visitors to the stand over the past few days, and we were pleased to welcome our friends from the Sunbulah Group, who we invited through the Hosted Buyer Programme onto the stand to discuss the many products and services BCH has to offer.

2nd November 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Day 1 - Gulfood Manufacturing 2017

Gulfood Manufacturing

Great to be back at Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition 2017 after a short break.
We have received enquiries from contacts around the world for both Food and Confectionery process systems to assist with their processing needs!

31st October 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

BCH Celebrate Successful Year

BCH LTD Coates Engineering

The BCH team held a party last night to celebrate a successful year, and to recognise the hard work and dedication of everyone in the Company.
The party was held at The Riverside in Whitworth, where we enjoyed celebratory drinks, delicious food and even a BCH Cake!

19th October 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

PPMA Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award

PPMA Winner

We had a great time at the PPMA Show last night. Our owner David Norris was very grateful to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the food processing industry over the past 45 years.
Here's what helped him achieve this accolade:

29th September 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

BCH assists on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers’

It was great to see our assistance with BBC2 The Sweet makers finally be screened last night on the Victorian age episode of confectionery production. Lots of machinery methods were shown that we still have in our archives today.
We often receive communications from budding confectioners around the world who have BCH drop rollers, coating pans and cooling tables.
Click here to watch on the iPlayer.

7th August 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Cook & Cool System ready for South Africa

We have just completed our pre-delivery inspection and testing of a 1000Kg Pressure Cooking & Vacuum Cooling System for one of our long-standing customers in South Africa.
The system is capable of both atmospheric and pressure cooking a wide range of soups, sauces and savoury fillings over a wide spectrum of product types. The customer will benefit from high performance vacuum cooling taking the product temperature down to less than 4°C within 30-45 minutes, a faster and more efficient solution than conventional methods.
There is also the facility for slurry make up/addition and the system is totally controlled by our proven FLEXICHEF PLC controlled system with office based recipe and reporting facilities.
Our engineers will shortly be travelling to the site to supervise the installation, followed by commissioning and training.

24th July 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Pre-Delivery Testing Complete!

We are pleased to have completed our final acceptance testing on the BCH Jelly preparation solution with one of the UK’s leading desserts manufacturers. This system prepares, rapid cools and delivers 500 litres of jelly to our clients existing process with fine temperature control. The skid functions via an Allen Bradley controls platform and will shortly be integrated into the existing process facility with a purpose built access gantry.BCH supply a wide range of atmospheric, vacuum and pressur cooking systems for jams, jellies and preserves to industries with numerous cooling solutions also available. For further detals, please contact info@bchltd.com

30th June 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Sauce processing systems for a major supplier to the industry.

BCH have recently delivered 2 x Sauce processing systems into the European market for a major supplier to the industry.

These systems were fully assembled and tested with our client to their full satisfaction in our purpose built innovation and testing centre prior to delivery, ensuring a smooth and fast transition into their factory.

Our process and engineering team developed a unique system offering significant cost & efficiency savings per batch and we look forward to working with our client on future installations.

2nd June 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Happy Easter From all of us at BCH!

BCH have had an excellent run up the Easter Break with lots of activity.

A number of major contracts were recently awarded including a vacuum cooling project for supplier to one of the UK's top supermarkets, Multiple FlexiChef cooking systems for a ready meal manufacturer in Australia, plus additional sauce cooking equipment for an international restaurant chain.

Our service department have been very busy in South Africa supporting a number of existing clients and Eastern Europe.

The ongoing investment strategy has seen the recent arrival of 2 Amada CNC cutting and forming machines to support the Laser to provide us with additional manufacturing capabilities.

13th April 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Specialised Fabrications Completion

Another batch of high quality specialised fabrications have just been completed by BCH Ltd. These traps are manufactured and tested to European and American standards for use in our clients worldwide

March 23rd, 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD

Vacuum & Pressure Process Vessels ready for dispatch

The first of 2 x 2000 Litre Vacuum & Pressure Process Vessels ready for dispatch after a pre-delivery inspection. Destined for a major European pet food manufacturer. BCH are able to provide vacuum and pressure process vessels from 20L to 5000L with many options for mixing and process enhancement solutions. These are supplied as a standalone machine or part of a turnkey supply package into the food, confectionery and pet-food industries, as well as providing solutions to many other process engineering applications.

13th March, 2017 / by Emma Hodgson /

Rotachill Completion for the UK's largest ready meal manufactures

We have just completed in house testing and despatch of a 80 Litre Low Type Mixing Vessel complete with contra rotating agitator design for a European health supplement provider. The machine comes complete with our remote desktop recipe management and reporting system for full recording of batch history. BCH manufactures a wide range of mixing vessels to suit applications across a broad spectrum of industries.

6th March 2017 / by Emma Hodgson / BCH LTD