History of Thomas Broadbent & Sons Ltd
Broadbent was founded in 1864 providing engineering services to the local textile industry across the north of England. During its early years the company built a diverse range of products including steam engines, cars and large overhead travelling cranes.
In the late 1800s Broadbent concentrated on designing and manufacturing centrifuges, and by the early 1900s our range of centrifuges had expanded to include the sugar industry and emerging global chemical industries.
Centrifuges and solid-liquid separation equipment remain the prime products of Broadbent in the 21st century.