The Adelphi Group of Companies has grown organically and through a handful of strategic acquisitions, and today incorporates four independent but complimentary divisions, with a combined turnover of almost £18m.
The Group is both family owned and managed, and will continue on to the next generation. This continuity of ownership has promoted a stability that is valued by our suppliers, staff and customers alike. Many of our relationships date back over decades, and are built on mutual respect and above all else, trust.
Today, the four Adelphi divisions are based in a modern, purpose built facility in Haywards Heath, on land that is wholly owned by the Group. Energy efficiency and environmental responsibility are of great importance to us and with this in mind, we have invested heavily in low energy lighting, high quality insulation, rainwater harvesting, and photovoltaic solar panels that produce more power than we use.
We are very proud of our history and heritage; browse the timeline below to see how we have developed.
Adelphi Manufacturing Company Limited was founded on 10th May 1947 and took its name from the Adelphi building off The Strand, where it had offices. Adelphi is the Greek word for ‘brothers’.
After steady growth, Adelphi moved to Angel, Islington in 1950, where it occupied two numbers and five floors of a Georgian terrace.
Adelphi (Tubes) Limited was formed in 1970 to stock and market ampoules, vials and collapsible aluminium tubes.
In 1973, Fluid Equipment Company was purchased to manufacture mixers and stirrers for the industry.
ROTA’s range of high quality ampoule and vial processing equipment is a perfect fit with Adelphi’s own product set.
The Adelphi Group had expanded and needed a larger site. The Haywards Heath site was previously a gas plant!
Coldstream Engineering Ltd joined the Adelphi Group in 1994 (founded in 1947) and incorporated the Fluid Equipment business, producing a stock range of 304 and 316 stainless vessels and holloware and customised mixing vessels.
Adelphi has been the sole representative of TGM in the UK since 1995. TGM’s range of tube filling machinery is a perfect fit with Adelphi’s own in-house range of packaging machinery.
Finch's Yard was Jesse Finch's builder's yard and sheds. Jesse Finch was one of the first businesses in Haywards Heath, which started when the railway came in the 1850s.
The Response filler was developed in response to our customers’ requests, hence the name!
Masterfil Ltd joined the group in 2007, having been established in 1984 supplying customers with fully automatic filling and capping machines in the oil, chemical, food, toiletries and pharmaceutical industries worldwide.
As with all Adelphi's newer buildings, this development included full spec insulation in the walls, ceiling and floors.
Extensive foundations were laid during the build of this new warehouse (including piling that went down 8 metres), due to the variability of the ground.
On 10th June 2016, the prototype of the newly developed System F auto-filler was sold to cosmetics manufacturer Laleham Health & Beauty.
On 1st October 2017, Adelphi officially opened The Friary, the last major building project planned for the one-hectare site.
On 1st August 2018, Coldstream Engineering changed their name to Pharma Hygiene Products Ltd, to better reflect the products they sell. The change also brought a selection of new products, which complement the existing Coldstream range.
The Adelphi Group of Companies received certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to recognise the standard of their quality management systems and procedures.