Innovative Technology for Drinks Producers


Unlike most other cider producers, family run business, Darley Abbey Cider, produce their cider from donated apples from gardens, allotments, and orchards across Derbyshire. As the demand for products became greater, Simon wanted to remove the manual work of apple pressing and become “more labour efficient”.

Darley Abbey Cider Logo
Darley Abbey Cider

Darley Abbey Cider's aim was to streamline their operation and become more automated – “Achieving greater juice yield in the pressing and milling processes than our existing equipment could achieve”. In 2019, Core supplied and installed a fully automated processing line.

Washer Elevator Mill
Darley Abbey Cider Equipment

The apple processing line consisted of a KWEM 3000 washer elevator mill offering a high-capacity throughput of up to 1000kg per hour, and a KEB400 ECO Belt Press with a throughput of up to 2400kg per hour.


Core Equipment continues to service Darley Abbey Cider’s equipment each year prior to harvest.

“Core Equipment have supported us at every step on our journey – from finding the right equipment to achieve our aims within budget to installing then maintaining our equipment going forward. We would have no hesitation working with Core Equipment again to navigate future investment decisions.”

– Simon, Darley Abbey Cider