Tong Engineering Ltd, Ashby Road, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5DW +44(0)1790 752771


With an annual turnover of over £10 million and engineering roots dating back to 1930, Tong Engineering has over 80 years of experience in manufacturing robust and reliable handling equipment, from single machines to full bespoke systems.

Now exporting to more than 20 countries worldwide, Tong Engineering’s beginnings were of a more modest scale when it began trading as an ironmonger in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Originally run by Edmund Jackson Tong in the 1930s, the business has seen significant growth and change over many years as Edmund’s son Ken, and his son Charles, influenced expansion and diversification into sophisticated handling machinery, which ultimately led the company to be the highly renowned UK engineering firm that it is today.



As a family-run business, now in its fourth generation with managing director Charles Tong and his son Edward at the forefront of the company, Tong Engineering is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of handling equipment to the vegetable, recycling and waste handling industries. From concept through design and manufacture to installation and after sales support, Tong Engineering specialise in producing a wide range of technically advanced, custom built machinery for conveying, sorting, separating, recovering and bulk handling a wide range of waste materials from plastics, paper and glass to rubber, wood, aggregates, organic waste and more.

Since the rise of advanced waste handling within the recycling industry and increased demand from the reprocessing sector, as well as new technologies for the conversion of waste materials to energy, Tong Engineering have gained a vast amount of experience in designing effective and reliable waste handling equipment.

With a vastly growing number of Tong Engineering recycling and waste handling installations throughout the UK, Tong Engineering offers unlimited expertise in plant design and bulk handling solutions including bespoke MRF systems, sophisticated trommel lines, anaerobic digestion and biogas infeed and VCU In Vessel Composting Systems, to name a few. Designed and built with the latest technology, increased efficiency and minimal maintenance in mind, all Tong Engineering equipment offers handling solutions of the highest standard, manufactured to client specification within the UK.

“As part of Tong Engineering’s complete plant design solution, our expert engineers regularly work alongside some of the world’s most experienced manufacturers of specialist recycling equipment including overband magnets, optical sorters, eddy current separators (ECS), shredding, baling and compacting machinery, to provide a fully automated facility, offering maximum throughout and recycling capabilities.”

Charles Tong, Managing Director

“As we all know too well, the provision of reliable waste handling machinery which offers effective handling, sorting and recovering of waste materials whilst saving time, money and keeping pace with the ever-increasing standards demanded by national and international buyers, is more important than ever. At Tong Engineering we are dedicated to working closely with our clients to achieve their recycling goals and offer a complete turnkey solution to their needs, however large or small.”

Steven Skipper, Sales Manager

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