Armfield designs and sells engineering teaching instruments used by universities and technical colleges. The range of disciplines is extensive and includes chemical, mechanical, environmental and civil engineering and food technology. In addition, Armfield’s range includes research and development instruments used in the food and drinks sector and the pharmaceutical and other industries. The educational segment of the business accounts for approximately three quarters of total sales.

All products are designed by Armfield, manufactured in the UK and sold worldwide directly, through agents or through Armfield’s US subsidiary, Armfield Inc.

Armfield was established in Ringwood, Hampshire in 1875 and started making educational instruments in 1963. It was twice bought by management, the first time in 1981 and then in 1994 when it was purchased by Chris Addis and Simon Farrow. Chris and Simon are continuing in their roles as Managing and Finance Directors respectively following the acquisition of the company by Judges in January 2015.


Armfield Limited

Bridge House
West Street
Ringwood BH24 1DY, UK
Tel: +44 1425 478 781
Fax: +44 1425 470 916

Chris Addis, Managing Director

Chris Addis cut his teeth as a Sales Engineer with Armfield in the late 60’s early 70’s before leaving to pursue other opportunities. After a management buy-out at Armfield in 1981 he returned as Sales Manager and then Sales Director, taking up his role as Managing Director when he and Simon Farrow did their own buy-out in 1995.

Working closely with Chris is Finance Director, Simon Farrow, who has 30 year experience at Armfield. In his earlier career he worked as a management accountant and as planning manager of subsidiaries of listed companies.