175 years of sound British engineering
by Lyndsey Filby, Christy Turner, UK
n 2012 Christy Turner celebrated 175 years of supplying high quality, robust and reliable flaking mills, hammer mills, pulverisers and associated plant equipment for industries around the world that process food for humans, feed for humans animals, biomass, waste recycling, minerals, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. By combining years of experience with innovative ideas, the latest design tools, top quality materials and sound engineering, Christy Turner still manufacture their machines on the very same site in Ipswich; where the E R & F Turner brand was established back in 1837. Created by the merging of E R & F Turner, Christy & Norris and Miracle Mills, Christy Turner Ltd boasts an international reputation for producing high quality British engineering as well as innovation in the milling industry. This reputation has been forged by the company’s apparent
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willingness to combine generations of manufacturing skills and expertise with modern technological advances. In doing so, Christy Turner have continued to produce the machines of choice for manufacturers around the globe. For example, over 90 percent of the machines used by UK cereal giant Weetabix at Burton, Latimer & Corby sites are Christy Turner’s E R & F Turner Flaking Mills.
Generations old reputation for robust, durable machines
What are the reasons behind Christy Turner’s longevity? It could their reputation for robust, durable machines and spares and servicing, coupled with their innovative and dynamic approach to the ever-changing milling. Managing Director Chris Jones believes that the company’s focus on innovation has been the key ingredient in Christy Turner maintaining their position as a market leader. “We are constantly working to improve the machinery we supply and the parts that go with them across all our machines; whether that is looking for the highest possible grade materials to make the toughest possible hammer parts or using modern technology to produce machines” that come equipped with “intuitive control panels for ease of use, helping overcome language barriers.” Chris Jones also believes that it is vital that Christy Turner embrace any new materials or technology when they become available so that they are able to quickly deliver these benefits to our customers. “To determine the optimum milling solution we have access to