Sieving and filtration machine maker Russell Finex celebrates 90 years

March 7, 2024

Russell Finex is celebrating ninety years in business (Courtesy Russell Finex)
Russell Finex is celebrating ninety years in business (Courtesy Russell Finex)

Russell Finex, headquartered in Feltham, Middlesex, UK, is celebrating its 90th year in business. The company was started in 1934 when three builders, Victor Robinson, Charles Holliday, and Charles James Askham established RPA Builders. Within a few years, an engineer and inventor, Justin Hurst, bought shares in the company and developed and patented a new sieving machine.

During the Second World War, the company exclusively manufactured sieves for the Ministry of Supply to assist in the sieving of tracer bullet powders, utilising the newly patented Russel sieving machine.

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Following the war, the company’s growth accelerated with new markets opening and new machines being regularly released. In 1970 and 1972 it opened its first subsidiaries in the USA and Belgium after many years of selling equipment through agents into those markets. By the 1990s, the company had grown to such a size that new offices and manufacturing facilities were required, and the site Russell Finex’s international headquarters is on today was bought.

Today, Russell Finex is a global business servicing 140 countries with its network of subsidiaries and agents. This means that its customers enjoy local support wherever they are and at whatever stage in their journey.

A large part of the company’s success over the last ninety years is reported to be due to the quality of its machines and service. These machines are designed, manufactured and marketed by its sieving and filtration experts. Some of its machines from the 1970s are still in operation at customer sites today, and the company continues to restore and supply spare parts for them.

As Russell Finex’s recent expansions in Brazil and India highlight, the company intends to develop its global network and enhance its services around the world. This includes developing new and improved digital infrastructure to assist and streamline its customer experience regardless of location.

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