Tripp Batt offers a complete customer service, from advice and planning, through design and construction, to operator training, on-going maintenance and a full after-sales service. What distinguishes Tripp Batt from others is our total flexibility. Having been established for over 60 years, we have developed our business within the two distinct areas of Agriculture and Process Industries. Broadly we design, fabricate and install the infrastructure that will enable the handling, drying and safe storage of crops. Also, further down the line, we provide on-going facilities and systems for the processing of products in various industries. Because we use our many years of experience we can be flexible to your needs. When you appoint Tripp Batt, you receive the installation that’s best for you. This makes us different, and is precisely why we should be talking to each other.
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Tripp Batt has built on West Suffolk's industrial and agricultural heritage, and its own site’s long engineering tradition. On 1st July 1949, Frank Tripp and Peter Batt, who were each involved in agricultural engineering and machinery, acquired Sturgeon Brothers - a long-established, traditional engineering business serving farming communities and their associated businesses. Sturgeon Brothers had operated one of the largest, steam-ploughing fleets in East Anglia and were also involved in the early manufacture of sugar beet harvesting equipment for Catchpoles. Tripp Batt then became agents for Massey-Harris and David Brown, among others, in the highly competitive tractor market, and serviced and repaired a full range of machinery.
When Frank Tripp retired in 1954, his son, Richard, who had been working for RA Lister in South America, took over his shareholding. At that time, Tripp Batt recognised the increasing need for on-farm grain handling, drying and storage facilities that had arisen with recent advances in crop productivity. Tripp Batt saw a future in specialisation, particularly in the design and installation of fixed equipment and on-farm grain facilities. This policy has continued successfully to the present day and, as a result, the company has acquired a vast experience in a wide range of applications, which are also relevant to other industries.
With the retirement of Peter Batt in 1986 and Richard Tripp two years later, the business was sold to the present owners, Con Mech Group Ltd. New ownership gave Tripp Batt a stronger financial base, and the company has since consolidated its position at the forefront of specialist installation and construction services.
In the 1990s, the company embraced Computer Aided Design and developed its in-house capabilities in the design, manufacture and installation of custom-built items ranging from individual machines to complete plants. Tripp Batt uses the latest CAD software and other computer techniques to provide individually engineered solutions for their clients, and to ensure that all projects are completed accurately, on time and within budget.