Armfield's business is divided between two distinct sectors; Engineering Education and Industrial Research & Development.

Education Division

Operating since 1963, the Armfield Education Division designs and manufactures equipment for engineering education and research. Used at universities, colleges, schools and research centres around the globe, Armfield equipment is known for innovative designs and a level of quality unmatched in the industry. The Armfield range covers all of the main engineering disciplines, and is constantly evolving in line with the growing demands of engineering education.

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Industrial Division

The Armfield Industrial Division designs and manufactures research & development systems, primarily for the food, beverage, dairy, edible oil and pharmaceutical industries. Used by many of the world's leading corporations, Armfield systems enable researchers and product developers to replicate full-scale industrial manufacturing processes on a miniature-scale in the laboratory.

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Armfield Limited

10 Headlands Business Park
Ringwood BH24 3BP

+44 1425 478 781


Andy Macpherson

Managing Director

Andy has over 25 years of manufacturing and leadership experience from a broad range of industries.

His career started in the Medical device industry with MedLogic Ltd as a manufacturing electrical technician, before quickly moving onto production management roles within the company. After a spell with Rittal-CSM Ltd, he then moved on to spend several years working for a start-up subsidiary of the NCR Corporation (Fluiditi Ltd.) as the Manufacturing Operations Manager. Part of his role was to set-up and manage production sites in Plymouth, Dundee and California to feed electronic theft detection systems into ATM’s and cash transporting providers. As the business quickly grew, his role expanded to drive product development and eventually General management, reporting to the business unit board chaired by the Vice-President of NCR Europe. 

More recently Andy was the Managing Director of Watts Urethane Products Ltd. (a UK based polyurethane products manufacturer). In this role he significantly improved the financial performance of the business over the 6 years he spent with them before joining Armfield Ltd in April 2023