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Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd
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What we do We are a leading designer and manufacturer of ‘Phantom’ & “Stealth” branded metal detection systems for a wide range of markets to satisfy both customer and retailer codes of practice, including BRC.
Where we supply UK
Who we supply to Industries from several sectors like Healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, power handling, paper, textile, plastics and glass.
Why you should use us Because we strive to be the respected leaders and experts in our industry with a commitment to supplying products which offer simple operation, exceptional reliability and maximise performance.


  • Street: 7 Beaumont Road
  • Town: Banbury
  • Postcode: OX16 1RH
  • Country: United Kingdom


  • Telephone: +44(0)1295 256266
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1295 255987
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Fortress Technology (Europe) Ltd


Fortress Scavenger Inspection Technology Beefs Up Production For Premium Meat Snack Maker

2017-07-20 04:16:07

With an impressive market share of 78%, UK-based manufacturer of beef biltong and jerky - Meatsnacks Group - continues to rack up sales and dominate the ambient meat snack category. To cope with heightened demand for its high protein, low fat, air dried and cooked and smoked meat snacks, the Group invested in three Phantom metal detectors from Fortress Technology as it was the only food inspection provider to offer a system that could filter out the signal generated by iron filings from each packet’s scavenger oxygen absorber.

New Waste-reducing, Triple-lane, Multi-aperture Metal Detector Takes Centre Stage

2017-05-30 16:04:25

At PPMA 2017, stand A42, Fortress Technology will unveil how metal detection sensitivity accomplished by its multi-aperture innovation can deliver optimal food safety whilst helping to eradicate false product rejects. Factory food waste is a huge issue. Yet, choices about production equipment, including metal detection and other quality control, can impact the 1.9 million tonnes* wasted annually by the UK food supply chain. WRAP estimates 1.1 million tonnes of this is avoidable, valuing it at £1.9 billion and attributing almost 90% to manufacturing.

Borgesius Bakery Uses Its ‘Loaf’ With Fortress Twin-aperture Metal Detection Heads

2017-05-26 06:04:10

For nearly 125 years, the Borgesius family and their workforce have made every effort to supply customers throughout Europe with the freshest, highest quality bread loaves.  With innovation and food safety remaining the cornerstone of the Dutch company’s heritage and customer commitment, Borgesius recently took delivery of a new twin-lane multi-aperture Stealth metal detector built in the UK by Fortress Technology.

Metal Detection For Wide Products That Are Rolled Or Sheeted

2017-05-10 02:33:12

Catering to the textiles and paper markets, Fortress Technology has developed a highly innovative modular metal detection system

Essential Tips To Manually Test Your Food Metal Detector

2017-03-08 10:22:39

By Phil Brown, European Sales Director, Fortress Technology

Metal detection testing procedures must be clearly documented and communicated to all relevant staff. In accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, testing should take place regularly, usually hourly, and between each product changeover. Intervals between tests need to be short enough that if a fault is found, products potentially affected have not left your premises and can be identified, recalled and retested.

Reduce Metal Contaminants & Mitigate Food Safety Risks

2017-02-24 07:15:51

Consumer perceptions and a high profile product recall can make or break a food brand. The damage, if left unchecked, can come back and haunt a company for years to come. Phil Brown, European Sales Director at Fortress Technology outlines why paying attention to metal contaminant risks continues to be the mainstay of a robust brand protection programme and why it doesn’t pay to take a maverick approach to product inspections.

Metal Detection All-rounder Fortress Technology Unveils Smart Inspection Cube At Interpack 2017

2017-02-09 04:59:02

Hall 17, Stand B42

For every food or packaging inspection scenario there’s a highly sensitive metal detection option. Visitors to the Fortress Technology stand at Interpack 2017 (Hall 17, Stand B42) will discover the full scope of the company’s latest metal detection portfolio in the four key application formats - horizontal conveyor, multi-lane, gravity and pipeline. All integrated with Fortress’ cutting edge software and ancillary equipment.

Why Metal Detection is Key to Britain’s thriving Food-on-the-go SMEs

2017-01-10 11:08:17

Britain’s appetite for food-on-the-go (FOTG) looks set to continue, with greater product innovations, clean and healthy eating, ethnic foods and artisan local produce driving consumers away from the daily sliced bread sandwich ritual. Fortress Technology’s European Sales Director Phil Brown explores the implications that this has on the 6,100-plus micro, small and medium-sized enterprises* who are catering to our more adventurous pallets and explains why metal detectors are the most cost effective and popular route to protect FOTG suppliers from the most likely contaminant risk - metal.

British Metal Detection System Supplier Continues Growth

2016-12-07 08:57:27

British-based Fortress Technology continues to move forward with its ambitions to be the respected leader in the supply of metal detection systems, reporting a 35% year-on-year rise in revenue.

New 5 Lane Multi-aperture Metal Detector Range

2016-11-10 11:40:29

Fortress Technology has designed a game-changing multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range, assisting food manufacturers to reduce factory footprint, investment and ongoing operating costs. Already successfully installed in two, four and five lane configurations by several leading UK food factories, and highly commended in the Most Innovative Machine category in the PPMA Group Awards 2016, Fortress launched the production benefits and cost efficiencies of this new concept - believed to be the first technology of its kind - at the PPMA TOTAL Show.


Product Range

Gravity Metal Detector for Free Fall inspection

Gravity Metal Detector for Free Fall inspection

Designed specifically for free fall gravity fed product the Stealth metal detector is available with round or rectangular apertures to accommodate a variety of pipe and reject styles. Auto Test enables accurate and frequent testing of the detector, which is often installed in locations where manual testing is limited and inconsistent. This detector is best suited to dry free flowing products such as cereals, grains, powders and rice.

The smaller gravity system, “lab unit”, offers all the functionality of standard models but is incorporated into a mobile reject configuration. This reduced aperture detector has been configured to satisfy offline product examination, allowing quality assurance personnel to closely examine product for contaminants to determine source.

Metal Detector for in process Pipeline inspection

Metal Detector for in process Pipeline inspection

Fortress pipeline detectors are specifically designed for the inspection of pumped products such as sauces, liquids and pastes. The detectors are available with a range of reject systems designed to efficiently and effectively remove contaminated product from the production flow. For meat pump applications, where the through diameter of the detector is critical, Fortress offer the specifically designed “E-Type” detector.  

Stealth Metal Detector

Stealth Metal Detector

Stealth metal detectors are custom manufactured to suit any application.  The Stealth uses digital signal processing technology and has high sensitivity levels to ensure the detection of the smallest ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel contaminants.  The built-in data collection software with USB data transfer establishes the Stealth as an effective critical control point complying with stringent HACCP regulations. The easy to use software includes a wide range of fail safes to satisfy internal and external food safety audit requirements at all levels. 

Vector Metal Detector Conveyor System

Vector Metal Detector Conveyor System

Vector Conveyor Systems have been developed to optimise the performance of Fortress metal detectors.  Custom built to suit the detector and the application; Vector Conveyors are manufactured from Stainless Steel and are suitable for an extensive range of environments.  Choose from a variety of reject systems, belt sizes, belt configurations and sensors to maximise detector accuracy and satisfy retailer and food safety audit procedure.

Vertex Throat Detector

Vertex Throat Detector

Fortress Vertex metal detectors are custom manufactured to suit any inline processing application where space is limited.  The ultra-slim Vertex detects metal contaminates in free-falling product prior to final packaging and is common place in snack and confectionary applications.  This model of detector is frequently supplied with a unique testing facility “Halo”, to allow for regular and constant testing to supplement manual testing procedures.

“Big Bag“ Metal Detector and Conveyor System

“Big Bag“  Metal Detector and Conveyor System

The “Big Bag” model is designed specifically for end of line applications such as bulk powders and ingredients where the product may weigh 25-50kg. In these conditions the detection of 2.0mm non-magnetic stainless steel is achievable without product wastage due to false detections.