About us

Founded in 1927, British Rema was an early pioneer in the field of particle size reduction and size control specialising in milling, micronising and classification. Over 50 years the company developed its own range of proprietary powder processing equipment, introducing early versions of the jet mill and various air classification systems, and extending its applications beyond the traditional mineral processing markets into fine chemicals, food and pharmaceuticals to a world-wide customer base.

In the 1970s British Rema introduced its contract powder processing service to provide customers with a practical and flexible alternative to acquiring their own capital equipment when their volume needs were one-off, small or intermittent. Demand meant that this service quickly developed to the point where many customers with complex or specialist requirements outsourced their entire production to the British Rema facility.

In the 1980s British Rema developed a range of its own micronised materials produced to the tightly-controlled size distributions required by today’s industrial chemical and mineral industries, which its Chemical Sales Division now markets internationally.

In 2007 British Rema acquired Powder Technology Ltd, a company supplying a complementary range of processing equipment such as dryers and mixers. This has been fully integrated into the product range and allows our engineers to address a much broader range of industrial particle processing applications as well as interated containment systems when the products are sensitive or hazardous.

Originally a subsidiary of the well-known Sheffield-based engineering group, Edgar Allen, British Rema has been an independent private company since 1980 and is a member of Rema Holdings Group.

In 2013 Rema Filtration was added to the group, joining British Rema Processing, British Rema Process Equipment and Phillips Kiln Services Europe.

All 4 businesses operate in industrial markets, globally, and are characterised by their commitment to technical innovation and the passion to achieve sector leading levels of customer service.

ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

In November 2017 British Rema received accreditation for ISO 9001:2015, the newest update to the internationally-recognised Quality Management System Standard. Previously the company was certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard and has been ISO-certified since 2001 when the standard was introduced.

Accreditation to the ISO 9001:2015 standard is recognition that British Rema consistently provides products and services which meet customer and regulatory requirements; giving customers additional confidence when entering into commercial agreements with the company.

Commenting on achieving ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, Simon Abbott, General Manager, said, “ISO 9001 is an important and internationally-accepted benchmark that further supports our continuing commitment to providing customers with an unrivalled, world-class service. 

This certification also reflects the company's commitment to quality and full traceability which is essential when handling high value application-critical materials on behalf of global suppliers to highly-regulated industries such as aerospace and nuclear reprocessing.  The latest version of the quality management standard is the most recent in a series of quality and continuous improvement initiatives that British Rema has put in place to maintain its position as a leading supplier in the field of powder processing.

For more information and further updates please see the News section of our website.


Phillips Kiln Services Europe (PKSE)

Also a member of the Rema Group, Phillips Kiln Services Europe provides technical maintenance services for tyre-mounted rotary process vessels including shell ovality and alignment analyses, tyre and roller re-surfacing, and the supply and installation of spare parts to operators of industrial rotary kilns, coolers, dryers and similar equipment.

Phillips' engineers work closely with British Rema providing site service support and specialist industry knowledge for the repair and maintenance of heavy equipment, especially large-scale ball mills and classifiers.

Please click here for more on Phillips Kiln Services Europe


Rema Filtration

The latest addition to the Rema Group, Rema Filtration, designs, manufactures and supplies filter media incorporating the latest technology to provide outstanding filtration and adsorption properties even in the most difficult or demanding environments.

Key to this is our unique powder blending encapsulation system that incorporates speciality components such as active carbon into a three-dimensional matrix to ensure that both particulate and liquid or gaseous contaminants are removed in a single process. The result is a product solution that provides superior process efficiency without imposing excessive geometric constraints.

In addition to our standard filter media product range, Rema Filtration also has the ability to offer bespoke solutions based on customers' specific applications when required.

More about Rema Filtration can be found at www.remafiltration.com


To find out more about how we can help you, please contact us by visiting our contact us page, or by calling +44 (0) 1246 269955.