Welcome to Sugden Ltd

Sugden Ltd were formed in 1973 and in the period since our formation have worked extremely hard to develop our equipment and relationships with our customers.

The core of our business is in designing, manufacturing, installing and commissioning bespoke industrial baking equipment for English Muffin, Crumpets, Pancakes and the VanderPol brand Stroop Waffles, Belgian Waffles, Funcakes and Soft Waffles, aiming to meet individual customer needs. We also manufacture a range of Multi-Plants which have the ability to produce a range of batter products and can also incorporate sheeted products. For the Craft Bakers we developed the Mini Hotplate.


We became part of the Baldwin Holdings Group in 2014 which was a watershed in terms of our horizons being broadened and winning contracts in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, we have also had significant success in winning contracts in the USA for our English Muffin equipment as well as sustaining our reputation in Europe and the UK as a world class manufacturer of industrial baking lines. In 2019 we moved into a 35,000 square foot purpose built new factory which would allow us to manufacture and assemble up to 5 Lines at any one time.

We currently have 38 employees at Sugden and the same at Baldwin Technical Services our sister electrical controls company who are also part of Baldwin Holdings Group.




VanderPol Waffle Lines

Since the beginning of 2021, the VanderPol brand has been part of Sugden’s total range. The different types of production machines fit perfectly into Sugden’s philosophy: to design, build and service leading equipment for the bakery industry. VanderPol is the market leader in production lines for the manufacture of Stroop Waffles, Belgian Waffles, Funcakes and Soft Waffles. Developed with precision and craftsmanship and always in accordance with the wishes of the client. Sugden can manufacture this VanderPol equipment excellently due to its almost 50 years of experience as a specialist within the bakery industry in the field of hotplates. All VanderPol equipment is designed for use on an industrial scale and can be used worldwide.

Customer testimonial

John Gall

Originally we had 13 staff working on our morning goods line and since the installation of the Sugdens line we now only need 3, Our turnover has drasticly increased and we can now keep up with demand . Sugden have been fantastic from start to finish, they have delivered on all their promises.

We Listen

We will design and manufacture a plant to meet the customers specification as each customer may have different requirements for their products.

We Design & Build

Each production line we make are custom designed and built in out 35,000 sqft production facility in Lancashire UK.

Install and Commission

Once your new plant has been built we can then ship,  install, commission and offer training in many countries around the globe.

Our process

Building production lines for our customers

Customer Requirements

Design & Cost


Install & Commission