Pilot plant facilities

Pilot plant facilities – for food and drink

At Campden BRI we have a huge range of food and drink pilot plant facilities, covering over 3000m2, to help you develop new products, analyse existing processes, and evaluate ideas for the future. An illustrated list of some of the equipment on offer is available. Our key areas are listed below but this is not an exhaustive list: We also have a specifically designed Microbiology Process Hall

Sample and ingredient preparation

Facilities to cover a wide range of products including;

Thermal technologies, chilling and freezing

Campden BRI has nearly 100 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of heat processed foods. We have facilities to help you process your products;

Once your products and processes are designed we can offer support with cooking instructions and process validation.


In addition to equipment for preparing ingredients for a wide range of drinks including soft, fruit based and carbonated, flavoured beverages we have facilities for packing and processing drinks. Facilities include;

Emerging technologies

Packaging technologies

We have a wide range of packaging equipment packing into a range of materials including cans, glass, pouches and trays. We also have equipment to vacuum and modified atmosphere pack products.

Campden BRI has a range of packaging analysis including strength and integrity testing facilities and both chemical and sensory taint analysis capabilities.

In addition to this we have a range of temperature controlled rooms for storage in a variety of conditions. We also have dedicated a product development lab for recipe development including a range of kitchen–scale equipment, microwaves and conventional ovens.

We also have equipment to measure a range of quality control parameters.

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Contact us

If you would like further information or prices please email us at support@campdenbri.co.uk or call our switchboard on +44(0)1386 842000 and they will be happy to direct your call to the relevant person.

Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207