Family owned, with offices and factory operating on the same farmland, since 1952 – three times awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade
Alvan B. Blanch OBE
Grain farmer, Alvan Blanch, established the production facility to explore his innovative approach to grain drying and processing – starting with the cascade drier.
Company founder Alvan B. Blanch, farmer, agricultural contractor and self-taught engineer, develops his first grain drier.
Alvan Blanch Development Co. Ltd is founded to focus on ‘development’ of innovative products to meet the new challenges in agriculture.
A new factory is built.
The Royal Warrant is awarded, as suppliers of
grain driers to HM the Queen.
Alvan Blanch starts travelling worldwide, noting the importance of matching machinery to local agricultural traditions and conditions.
Alvan Blanch receives OBE from HM the Queen for services to international trade.
The factory is expanded; now exporting to 100 countries worldwide.
The end of an era with the passing of Alvan B. Blanch OBE. Andrew Blanch becomes
The company is honoured by Queen’s Award for success in International Trade.
Christabel Blanch joins the African sales team representing their families’ 3rd generation
at Alvan Blanch
The company receives its 2nd Queen’s Award
for International Trade.
As result of the continuous investment plan more than 120 driers were manufactured during a single year.
The company receives the 3rd Queens Awards for Enterprise in the ‘International Trade – Outstanding Achievement’ category.
The continuous investment plan has achieved in 10 years over £10 million investment expanding facilities, introducing the latest technology in production and energy efficiency.
New factory expansion created a 600sqm finishing shop to increase the production capacity.