William Brierley purchased the business of Luke Collier (in conjunction with Mr Thomas Holt JP of Castleton) in 1913. In 1924 these two businesses amalgamated their interests with Thomas Hartley & Son to form Brierley, Collier & Hartley (BCH).
During the past 160 years, BCH and their founding companies have probably filed more patents for confectionery and jam-making machines than any other company. They became pioneers, growing the business by designing innovative confectionery equipment, specialist fabrications for nuclear industry and providing turnkey plants to food producers in-line with the new trends for convenience foods.
Today, BCH has a worldwide reputation in process engineering, offering advanced turnkey solutions to the food and confectionery industries. Continuous investment in people, plant and buildings has assured a successful future for the Company.
“I am highly delighted with your patent steam boiling pans, and am only waiting for space to fit up two more” Walter Powe, Swansea – May 21st 1891