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A E Adams (Henfield) Ltd provides a confidential contract manufacturing, filling and packing service for both branded and own label products in many market sectors. Operating for more than 50 years, Adams is managed on a day to day basis by the owners and has extensive manufacturing facilities ideally positioned in West Sussex, England, to supply the United Kingdom, Europe and Global Markets. Adams works closely with its clients to define and deliver their exact requirements to exacting quality standards. The established management team has a wealth of knowledge drawn from a wide range of industries. Services extend from initial concept/design through all product and process development stages up to full-scale manufacturing and delivery into central distribution.  Adams source and schedule all materials or purchases from client approved suppliers, so reducing client involvement in the logistics of manufacturing to a minimum. Adams also runs a comprehensive Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) system to meet the exacting demands of the modern retail market place. The unique expertise of Adams’ in-house engineering team has enabled Adams to custom build state-of-the-art blending, filling and packing ancillary machinery and equipment, which provides levels of reliability and flexibility that are second to none. Founder members of the (BCMPA) British Contract Manufacturers & Packers Association, our commitment to quality and customer service is demonstrated by ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22716 accreditation.


Based in Small Dole, Sussex, Adams’ extensive facilities include;

  • manufacturing facilities
  • warehousing
  • workshop & design centre
  • admin offices

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality

Protecting our people and environment is of key importance to Adams, and our stringent health, safety and environment procedures ensure a successful and safe operation.  Adams complies with the latest H&S regulations.

Bespoke machinery design and build

Adams manages the highly technical design and build process of packaging machines in-house.  This enables the company to develop customised solutions for its customers.

In-house tooling & maintenance

Planned process maintenance schedules help Adams to minimise changeover & downtime so it can deliver a fast, efficient and reliable service.

Adams is continually investing in its onsite engineering facilities & expert team.


Secure storage and a process driven warehouse ensures peace of mind and limited down-time.

Our categorised facilities operate in such a way for easy picking and access to raw materials, packaging, labels and finished goods.

We can store goods and raw materials for use on demand.

Storage and handling

Our extensive computer controlled, high bay warehouse facilities enable us to store your raw materials and finished product securely & safely for distribution.

Facilities include temperature controlled storing.

Quality Control

Adams is committed to delivering consistently high quality products and understands how important this is to its customers. The company therefore continually invests in best practice monitoring and testing.

BSI Accreditation

Adams was one of the first UK co-packers to embrace BS 5750 in the ’90s and is now accredited to ISO 9001:2015 / ISO 22716 with biannual audits by the BSI.

Onsite Lab and testing

With its fully equipped onsite Laboratory Adams has the facility to carry out extensive testing on raw materials and finished products. These facilities are further utilized for Product development and analysis.

Packaging Reduction

There continues to be a global focus and a producers responsibility to commit to packaging reduction…this is not a new phenomena, and Adams employs the latest packaging materials and techniques to help companies minimise packaging and find alternatives.

Need help reducing your packaging?

Adams works in partnership with its customers to meet packaging reduction goals.

Find out how Adams can help. Contact us now to speak with the team.

Our people

Latest from A‌ E Adams

While A E Adams will not be exhibiting at Packaging Innovations 2019 at the NEC on 28th & 29th February our Senior Management Team will be attending the exhibition and would welcome the opportunity to meet existing and potential customers. If you would like to arrange to meet us at the event please do get in touch using the contact button above.

Conveniently Located

Based in West Sussex Adams is on the South Coast, within easy reach of London and ideally positioned to supply the UK, European and World Wide Markets.