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In 1927 we began learning how – and over the next 90 years we developed our process and engineering expertise. Today, our knowledge is driven by hard-earned experience and determination… and if we don’t know the answer, we’ll do our best to find it for you.
British Rema know how.

Established in 1927, British Rema has a long heritage and deep roots in the Sheffield and Chesterfield areas and was originally spun out of the Sheffield steel maker and engineering group, Edgar Allen, in the early 1980s.

The company has subsequently developed into a successful group of niche businesses, supplying products and technical services on a global basis to many growing industrial sectors such as aerospace, building products, fine chemicals and fertilizers.

As part of a global group, all three divisions of British Rema work to ensure consistently high processing performance and safety standards, as standard. 

Through over 90 years of engineering and scientific endeavour, our unique offering and specialist insight has enabled us to interpret and overcome a wide range of complex process problems for our customers. Our rigorous working practices ensures that we leave no stone unturned in our search for improvement.

Our helpful and reliable team are ready and willing to take on the toughest of technical challenges, regularly going above and beyond to deliver upon our promise and building supportive long-term relationships along the way – resulting in over 90% of British Rema contracts being repeat business.

The business relies heavily on the commitment and specialist skills and know-how of its staff. In early 2022, the company demonstrated that belief by announcing it had transferred ownership of its group of companies into the newly-formed British Rema Employee Ownership Trust.

The move harnesses the relationship with current and future employees, who are the sole beneficiaries of the trust and results in a positive future for all to share in.

Our history


British Rema Manufacturing Co Ltd is established in Halifax, England, UK, to manufacture and sell a newly-patented roller mill, designed specifically for the coal industry.


One of the UK’s leading steel and heavy engineering groups, Edgar Allen & Co Ltd, acquires British Rema and moves the business to the home of the British steel industry – the city of Sheffield.


Focusing on the mineral processing industry, British Rema exports and installs its plant and equipment all over the world. Today our business still routinely provides spare parts for plant that was originally commissioned in this era.


British Rema collaborate with ICI to develop innovative technologies to micronise their engineering thermoplastics. The resultant resins and milling equipment used to manufacture aerospace composites are still employed today.


In the USA, Phillips Kiln Services develop patented methods for the alignment and grinding of large rotary kilns. British Rema then join with PKS, forming Phillips Rema Ltd to exploit technologies across Europe, USSR and Africa.


Acquired by private shareholders in 1981, British Rema develops opposed jet mill and air classifier technologies and launches a contract processing service to complement its plant and equipment business.


British Rema moves to a modern site in Chesterfield to house its research, trialling and development facilities. These premises are subsequently expanded and by 2007 all manufacturing is transferred to the new site.


A continuous investment programme in plant, infrastructure and training doubles capacity, enabling the safe processing of explosive and hazardous materials as well as earning the new ISO9001:2015 standard.


Developing services and widening its market access, British Rema integrates Phillips Kiln Services Europe Ltd fully into the group. The process is completed in 2019 as PKSE becomes British Rema Rotary Engineering.


We rely on the commitment and specialist skills and know-how of our team. So we demonstrated that belief by transferring ownership of our group of companies into a newly-formed British Rema Employee Ownership Trust.

British Rema has very strong experience in aerospace grinding. They have technical processes that others cannot reproduce and they are reliable with good batch-to-batch stability – which is essential in our industry.

European Business Unit Manager
Global aerospace chemical supplier

British Rema specialise in the processing equipment we require, they are very technically minded, easy to work with and provide both good equipment and good service.

Engineering Manager
International supplier of metal powders for additive manufacturing

We have a good working collaboration with British Rema and I am very satisfied with the wide range of engineering services they reliably provide for our rotary kilns.

Maintenance Manger
International cement company

British Rema are specialists in their field. They are flexible, bend over backwards to help us and act as our eyes and ears to maintain and enhance quality standards.

Advanced Sourcing Manager
Global leader in advanced composite technology

We have purchased and operate British Rema equipment to classify our powders – we have a good working relationship which has resulted in a good record of keeping production going with no idle time.

Engineering Manager
Global life sciences company

The work British Rema has completed for our plant is always good quality, they are flexible, efficient, available at short notice – and their advice and findings are always helpful.

Reliability Manager
European producer of animal feeds and biofuels