Celebrating 85 years of innovation
2019 sees Russell Finex achieve another anniversary landmark as it turns 85
At Russell Finex, we reflect on yet another remarkable accomplishment as we celebrate our 85th birthday. In light of this incredible longevity, an anniversary like this should not go without celebrating, nor without some reflection on how far we’ve come.
From humble beginnings to a global leader
Set up in 1934 by three builders – Victor Robinson, Charles Holliday, and Charles James Askham – under the name RPA Builders, Russell Finex is a company that started out with humble beginnings but never lacked for ambitious vision. When Justin Hurst, an engineer, and inventor, bought shares in the company, he redeveloped and patented the motor of a sieving machine. This redevelopmentproved invaluable, and the 1950s saw the introduction of the “Super Finex”, the first high-speed vibratory sieving machine specifically designed for the paint industry, the name transforming Russell Constructions Ltd into Russell Finex in 1970.
From a small workshop attached to Mr Hurst’s house to five different subsidiaries across the world – its Feltham HQ in the United Kingdom, USA, Belgium, India, and China - with many other offices and external agents and sales personnel, Russell Finex has expanded into a truly global company. Most recently, this has included the development of a new sales office in Brazil, showcasing our continued successful expansion across the globe.
Always seeking to grow and push the boundaries of innovation to transform the company, Russell Finex has gone from strength to strength and is today a global market leader in the manufacture of the widest range of sieving, filtration and ultrasonic equipment on the market. Some achievements include the expansion into the Additive Manufacturing industry with the award winning AMPro® Sieve Station, and the committed dedication to sustainability, providing hard-wearing, long-lasting, high-performance products for the recycling and water processing industries as two main examples.
Reflecting on this momentous achievement, Managing Director Ray Singh said this: “The growth of Russell Finex, especially in the last decade, is not only testament to the innovation at the core of the company, but to everyone who works here. The quality and dedication of our staff to rise to every challenge, to adapt and innovate, is what keeps businesses like ours thriving. We are not only proud of how far this company has come, but this dedication is one which we hope will continue for another 85 years.”
Looking to the future
Whilst Russell Finex has evolved significantly over the years with various diversification projects and products, it has always remained true and committed to its core philosophy “Customer Trust, a Russell Must” – developing sieving, filtration and ultrasonic equipment for a variety of different industries, with quality, longevity, and stability at its heart.
With over 300 direct employees, we pride ourselves on our team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff, committed to rise to every challenge in our industry. There have been many milestones over the years, and this anniversary sits as a brilliant achievement in what has and continues to be a longstanding and innovative company.
Contact us today to find out more about our range of sieving and filtration equipment, and here’s to the next 85 years of helping manufacturers and multiple industries across the world improve and enhance their processes!