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suncombe-bullet-smCIP, BioWaste Decontamination, Washers and Hygienic Processing Skids and Systems since 1961

suncombe-bullet-smUK Design and Manufacture to CE, cGMP, ASME BPE, EHEDG, GAMP, ATEX

suncombe-bullet-smFully validatable equipment with traceability and documentation

suncombe-bullet-smSingle point of contact for all aspects of a Project

Our Clientele

Worldwide Sales

suncombe-bullet-smWorldwide supply through a network of excellent sales and service agents


Our Values

suncombe-bullet-smWe act with integrity and show respect

suncombe-bullet-smWe are passionate about our business and our products

suncombe-bullet-smWe offer Engineering Excellence and Value for Money

suncombe-bullet-smWe pride ourselves on Innovative Design

suncombe-bullet-smWe offer Quality in everything that we do and use robust Health and Safety guidelines

Our Facilities

suncombe-bullet-sm8,000 sq.ft freehold owned manufacturing facility in London, United Kingdom

suncombe-bullet-sm12,000 sq.ft leasehold overflow manufacturing facility in London, United Kingdom

suncombe-bullet-sm30 core long term permanent staff, with length of service of up to 40 years

suncombe-bullet-smApproved sub-contract temporary staff for larger projects

suncombe-bullet-smIndependent private company with same ownership since 1961

suncombe-bullet-smFinancially stable and long term profitable business

suncombe-bullet-smTypical projects from €75,000 to €5,000,000

Our Design



suncombe-bullet-smPFD, P&ID, Schematics and Circuit Diagrams in ACAD


3D Modelling

suncombe-bullet-smAutodesk Inventor 3D Modelling is employed throughout the design process

Our Certification


suncombe-bullet-smCE Mark – we design and manufacture pressure vessels and assemble pressure equipment and CE mark in accordance with Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC

suncombe-bullet-smWe primarily design to PD5500, ASME VIII and EN 13445, with facilities for other codes. Self certification and  third party certification are used, together with NDT Testing to code

spacerOur Risk Assessment

Formal risk assessments (HAZOP, FMEA) and design reviews would be carried out as part of and throughout the detail design and construction of the system.risk

Our Hygiene Standards


Equipment Standard

suncombe-bullet-sm316L Stainless Steel, Duplex Stainless and Hastelloy materials Surface RA 0.5um or better

suncombe-bullet-smASME BPE standard Pipework, fully annealed, chemistry to ASTM A-269, manufactured to ASTM A-270, and 3A Standard

suncombe-bullet-smSanitary designed to ensure no deadlegs or product retention areas complying with ASME Bioprocessing Equipment guidelines

Our Manufacturing


suncombe-bullet-smSanitary designed to ensure no deadlegs or product retention areas complying with ASME Bioprocessing Equipment guidelines

suncombe-bullet-smSanitary designed to ensure no deadlegs or product retention areas complying with ASME Bioprocessing Equipment guidelines

Our Components


Our Control Panels

suncombe-bullet-smpanelAll design and manufacture carried out  by Suncombe personnel

suncombe-bullet-sm3D Control Panel Layout Design

suncombe-bullet-smIndividually developed Electrical Diagrams

suncombe-bullet-smStainless steel enclosures

suncombe-bullet-smWired to EN60204 standards

suncombe-bullet-smAll cables fitted with ferrules and individually numbered

suncombe-bullet-smAll testing and commissioning, maintenance and servicing carried out  by Suncombe personnel

Our Control Specification

suncombe-bullet-smspecAll specifications are developed by Suncombe personnel

suncombe-bullet-smFunctional Design Specification – individually compiled to confirm all operational aspects of the systems – in text and flowcharts

suncombe-bullet-smHardware Design Specification - compiled to confirm  hardware architecture

suncombe-bullet-smInterface Specification - compiled to confirm all interfaces including hard wired, ethernet, profibus etc.

suncombe-bullet-smSoftware Design Specification - compiled to confirm  software modules and logic included

Our Programming

suncombe-bullet-smAll PLC programming, HMI development and SCADA configuration are carried out by qualified, experienced Suncombe personnel

suncombe-bullet-smProgramming encompasses international standard IEC 61131 for programmable logic controllers, GAMP guidelines, TickIT and IEC methodology. Compiled on current Siemens and Rockwell development platforms

suncombe-bullet-smTesting in development, module testing, client source code review, change control and extensive operational testing

Our Testing

suncombe-bullet-smA Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) Protocol is compiled for all systems and is client witnessed

suncombe-bullet-smThe FAT incorporates full documentation checks, wet and dry system testing and is carried out to ensure our clientele that our systems are fully functional prior to despatch

suncombe-bullet-smAn FAT report accompanies the equipment and can be used as leverage for the site based Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)

suncombe-bullet-smSuncombe personnel can carry out or assist in client Qualification activities

Our Validation

valValidation Documentation

suncombe-bullet-smTypical documents packages include Document Index, Quality Plan, GANTT Programme, FDS, HDS, SDS, P&ID Drawings, GA Drawings, Equipment List, Instrument List, Circuit Drawings, Software Code and Test Protocols

Validation Lifecycle

suncombe-bullet-smOur products follow the GAMP Validation Life Cycle with documentary evidence of procedures and processes during design, development, pre-construction, construction and commissioning

Our Documentation

Weld Validation

suncombe-bullet-smWeld maps and tables linking every weld to its base materials (3.1b), the weld reference, the welder, the welder qualification and the welding machine

Documentation and DataManual

suncombe-bullet-smFull validation documentation lifecycle. Datamanual including Instruction, Operation and Maintenance manuals, Design Drawings, Schedules and Specifications including all validation documentation


Our Company Policies

Corporate Responsibility - we set, maintain and promote high standards of corporate responsibility.

Quality - We have a companywide commitment to quality, which is integral to our business culture.

Health and Safety – all work is carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions and all measures taken to avoid risks to our employees or others who may be affected.

Environmental - Our policy is to wherever possible minimise the environmental impact of our operations.

Our Project Management

Individual Project Teams are selected for every project, with a Project Manager or Project Director as a single point of contact and a single point of responsibility.

Our Company History

The Company founder, Mr David Overton, worked in the development of a ground breaking new technology called Cleaning In Place in the 1950's. This technology allowed production machinery to be cleaned without dis-mantling and proved to be a revolution for the pharmaceutical, food, dairy and beverage sectors, with great Health and Safety benefits and providing great savings in time, money and resources. The technology ensures a more reliable, robust procedure for cleaning and a guaranteed quality product.

In 1961 he started our company, Suncombe Ltd to further develop the technology of Cleaning In Place.

Introducing Cleaning In Place to many new companies, it was found that the design of the processing equipment was not always suitable for this Cleaning In Place Process. Subsequently, Mr Overton amalgamated a Process company called DA Engineering into the Suncomeb organisation, to develop processing equipment that could be Cleaned In Place.

Over the next decades the company, continued to develop Cleaning In Place and Processing Equipment, developing many of the hygienic standards and technologies that are now common place. During this period the company continued its organic growth by moving to larger premises and stabilising its operation.

In the 1990's an engineering company, LTE Engineering was purchased to incorporate their knowledge of detailed engineering and new precision techniques and further develop and refine the Suncombe product ranges.

In the early 2000's a niche cleaning company, CIProcess Ltd was purchased to add some niche products to the portfolio.

In 2011 Suncombe celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

Today, we are still an independent company, with Company founder, Mr David Overton working as CEO. From our beginnings in 1961 we have become a world renowned BioWaste Decontamination, Cleaning In Place, GMP Washers and Sanitary Processing Equipment supplier, with a wide portfolio of products, tremendous experience and a worldwide client base of blue chip companies.


  • We were formed over 50 years ago and have developed many innovative cleaning, hygienic and sterile processes.
  • We are specialists in hygienic and sterile mechanical, welding and process engineering and automation.
  • We supply standard and custom built Cleaning, Washing and Processing equipment.
  • We supply our equipment worldwide through a network of sales and service agents.
  • All of our equipment is manufactured in the United Kingdom.
  • We design and Manufacture to CE, cGMP, ASME BPE, EHEDG,GAMP, ATEX.
  • We have In-house personnel for all disciplines.
  • We have a motivated, dedicated and experienced long Term employed team.
  • Single point of contact for all aspects of a Project.

Message from the Chairman

Our company was created over 50 years ago specifically to supply a high quality range of process cleaning and sanitary processing equipment. To continually achieve our goals, we use the most up-to-date facilities and employ the best-qualified and experienced staff.

Suncombe Commitment

Our commitment is to Design and Build in-house. This commitment has produced a work force made up of highly motivated and experienced personnel who have all proved their dedication to the industry.

Total Responsibility

Our business philosophy is to carry out all aspect of a project with long term employed permanent staff. This allows us to take total control of all projects and guarantee the quality of all aspects of the project. We feel that this is critical in regard to Software, Instrumentation, Fabrication and Electrical works. This policy also allows us to give full support for all aspects for the lifetime of the equipment. We currently still have the abilities to support and maintain our equipment from 1961, the time of our company formation.


We define our approach to quality as meeting or exceeding our customer’s requirements for products and services. Our criteria include Satisfaction of Customers requirements, On-Time delivery and Continued Product Support. All company functions are executed in accordance with our quality assurance system. We have a company-wide commitment to quality, which is integral to our business culture. Quality will remain our top priority and we will strive to provide quality in all aspects of our products and services.

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