Standen is the leading UK manufacturer and worldwide exporter of potato planting and harvesting machinery. Standen-Reflex is our imported machinery division, specialising in vegetable and salad planting and harvesting machines. Standen Engineering Ltd sales, parts, service and manufacturing centre, is based in the city of Ely Cambridgeshire, England.
Standen Engineering Limited is an independent privately owned company; manufacturers of Standen Potato Systems and Standen Powavator rotary tillers which are sold through a dealer network. Standen-Reflex is our imported machinery division, selling products directly to end users.
- Standen Potato Systems products:
- Bed formers
- Rotary tillers
- Potato planters
- Separation modules
Our design teams are constantly refining our products and developing new technologies; many of these are protected by worldwide patents.
Custom built machines for sweet potato, miscanthus, onion, carrot, red beet, swede, parsnip and turnip topping and harvesting are available to order.
Standen Potato Systems also includes products imported from the Netherlands; Baselier hook-tine cultivators and potato toppers. Keulmac onion toppers, onion windrowers, and Maclouis onion toppers complete the range.
- Standen-Reflex products:
- Arc tying machines
- Briand washing/grading equipment
- CM plastic laying/retrieving machines
- Fedele trans-planters
- Herriau precision drills for vining peas, sugar beet etc.
- Regero trans-planters
- Simon bed makers and harvesters for root vegetables, leeks, and salads
- Standen-Reflex precision fertiliser applicators
- Sub-Contract Services:
With the resources of a complete manufacturing facility in one location, Standen Engineering Ltd is ideally situated to offer a comprehensive range of sub-contract engineering services to many different industries.
- Management & Employment:
Standen Engineering Ltd employs around 80 people and is managed by a board of directors:
- Owen Blake, managing director & finance director
- Doug Carter, production director
- Richard Holmes, technical director
- David Wilson, sales director
- Alan Winter, after sales and imported products director
- Andy Bone, company chairman.
Standen Engineering Ltd is owned by its shareholders, most of whom hold key positions within the company.
1993 - Standen Engineering Limited purchased the potato machinery business of Key Agricultural Ltd and the manufacturing rights to all Keyag machines. Products included the Keyag Clodmaster soil and clod separator.
1994 - Reflex Engineering Ltd of Pymoor was purchased by Standen Engineering Limited. A new imported machinery division was created to market Juko, Herriau, Baselier and other manufacturer’s products under the Standen-Reflex banner.
2001 - Standen Engineering Limited purchased the IPR, manufacturing rights, manufacturing equipment and parts inventory for Dowdeswell soil cultivation and bed forming machinery. Powavator rotary tiller, and Bedformer manufacturing was transferred to Hereward Works, Ely.
2003 - Standen Engineering Limited acquired the potato machinery business of Richard Pearson Ltd, along with their patents and intellectual property rights. Manufacturing of Megastar, Maxistar, QM, Enterprise and Galaxy machines was transferred to Ely.
The Pearson acquisition prompted a complete marketing realignment; the launch of the Standen-Pearson Potato Systems brand, and a change of colour from green to blue for all Ely manufactured machines.
Potato and vegetable growers all over the world benefit from the unique technological advantages and outstanding performance offered by Standen-Pearson products.
2010 - Standen Engineering Limited purchased the assets of Deptford Marketing Ltd, and added their imported salad and vegetable machinery range to the Standen-Reflex portfolio.