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2017 – Onward & Upward……

3000L multi-function high-shear mixer. A high viscosity homogeniser designed with comprehensive environmental (pressure and temperature) controls. Our most sophisticated mixer to date.

2017 has seen another positive year of growth at Joshua Greaves & Sons Ltd with numerous highlights.  Most noteworthy are not only the overall growth in the business but also the technical development of our mixers.

We have delivered a record number of mixers during the year. With more mixers being supplied to the cosmetics and food sectors, we are seeing a steady growth in the sophistication of equipment both in terms of mixing capability and environmental consideration – check out our newest and most sophisticated mixer ever pictured right.

We have also achieved 50% growth in sales of vessels during the year.

Managing this growth demands continuing focus on developing the business.  Especially relevant is our sustained commitment to investment.

The importance of investment

Some highlights of our technical investment during 2017:

  • Investment in design
    • Introduce new CAD modelling
    • Increased design engineering capacity
  • Investment in manufacturing
    • 10% productivity uplift
    • 20% capacity uplift
  • Investment in innovation
    • New “MACS 3000” system  (Mixing Aseptically with Conditioned Shear)
    • High-level Pharma & Food compliance – URS/FAT etc.

Alongside our technical investment, we have expanded our team and our network

  • Expansion of the procurement team
  • New process & solutions partner – CPI (Ireland) Ltd.

All in all, 2017 has been another encouraging year and we are confident of further growth and look forward to more innovation in 2018


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Sharing the Christmas Spirit across the generations

Supporting local charity is important to Greaves – and particularly at this time of year. In 2017 we are pleased to be supporting 2 local events covering the complete spectrum from young to old. The events also bring focus onto difficulties that are particularly prevalent at this time of year, loneliness and homelessness.

Community Christmas Dinner

Christmas can sometimes be the loneliest time of year, especially for the vulnerable and elderly people that live in our local area.

Without families, or friends, people can find themselves alone at this festive period, so the team at Evolving Fitness Gym has joined forces with local business sponsors, including Joshua Greaves to host a community Christmas dinner at 2.30pm on Thursday 21st December 2017 at Haslingden Cricket Club.

Anyone who might find themselves apart from family or friends on Christmas Day is welcome to come along.

Alternatively, if you know someone in your local community who will be alone this Christmas, please contact the team. We can personally invite them to join the celebrations

To get in touch, please call Nichola McCloud on 07925237485 or Lisa Foster on 07984467053. Alternatively, email