The experts in
glass conditioning


Welcome to PSR

Parkinson Spencer Refractories designs and manufactures industry leading glass conditioning solutions that inspire confidence, improve operational efficiencies, and reduce business risk, helping customers in the container glass industry to compete on a global scale.

Established in 1800, we are an independently owned, forward-thinking British manufacturer – a family business delivering quality and service without compromise.

Our customers include the world’s leading glass container manufacturers. They value our high level of technical knowledge and expertise, our honest and supportive personality, and a collaborative approach to developing sustainable solutions for the future.

Engineered Products

From our System 5oo Forehearths and Distributors to our Cord Dispersal Systems, our range of engineered products are specifically designed to optimise production and energy efficiencies, giving our customers the solutions needed for sustainable glass container production.

Our unique ability to design and manufacture both refractories and engineered systems from our factory sets us apart from our competitors and provides customers with a complete package for the glass conditioning process.

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Refractory Products

Since the company’s inception more than two centuries ago, we have manufactured refractories for the glass industry, specialising today in bonded refractory materials for the feeder, forehearth and distributor.

Our legacy refractory products include feeder expendables, channel blocks and distributor blocks, forehearth refractories and furnace blocks, all made using traditional methods at our factory situated in the Pennines, England.

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Our Approach

We are a forward-thinking family-owned business, offering a high level of technical knowledge and expertise, continuously innovating through research and development, and striving to develop sustainable solutions for the future.

Our family roots form the basis of our core company values – honesty and approachability and our highly skilled and experienced team always goes above and beyond to support customers, providing a high level of technical knowledge and customer service before and after sales.

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