Spaans Babcock was established in 1897 and has been supplying
equipment into the water industry since this date. The company
are the World’s largest supplier of Archimedes Screws having
thousands of screws installed throughout the UK & tens of
thousands worldwide. Additionally the company supply, install
and maintain Aeration equipment (Surface & Brush aerators),
Screens & screenings handling equipment, a complete range of
flow isolation equipment including Penstocks, flap valves and
Over recent years the company has expanded significantly with
the addition of Archimedes “Screw generators” to its product
range. This is a natural progression for the product which is
perfectly suited to low head applications, they offer several
advantages over alternative technologies including no
requirement for fine screens, fish friendliness, non-blocking
and low maintenance due to the simple & robust design. The Screw
generator is offered in various alternative designs to suit
given site circumstances.
Spaans have agreements in place with many of the UK Water
companies & agencies for the design, manufacture, supply,
installation and maintenance of their equipment.
Centrally based in Heywood, the company offers a full range of
services from supply only contracts through to development of
complete bespoke packages. Project management is handled by the
companies own project teams and the company has its own SHE
officer to ensure compliance with the stringent UK requirements.
All installation and maintenance work is handled by in house
teams of engineers.