Powder Handling Experts

Working with a broad range of manufacturers, including those in the Food, Beverages, Sports & Infant Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, and Chemical industries, we proudly deliver top quality, flexible manufacturing system solutions for powder handling.

Why Matcon?

5 Reasons to choose Matcon

Global Coverage

We serve customers around the world in a diverse range of industries.



We are the original Cone Valve company and powder handling experts.


Awards & Credentials

We are guided by the highest standards making us a trusted manufacturer.


Our Values

Trust, Team & Excellence are the IDEX values that inspire and motivate us.


Our Clients

We improve and future proof our customer's manufacturing processes.


The Matcon way

The experiences we gain in one field help us to improve the services we can offer to other market sectors – eliminating waste and improving product quality to gain a competitive edge, whatever the industry.

We Don’t Just Supply IBCs.

We are more than just a manufacturer of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs). We are the powder handling experts – delivering complete solutions to create flexible powder handling systems.


Global yet local

We are proud to work with some of the world’s most famous household brand names, as well as more local, national companies.

Our Head Office and a Centre of Excellence Test Plant are located in the UK.

We are supported around the world by regional offices and Test Facilities in the USA, China, Singapore, and India.

A global network of Agents also means we can provide close local support to our customers wherever they are in the world.

With a solid foundation in engineering design and a highly-skilled operations team, Matcon ensures that each powder handling system is well designed and implemented to meet the specific needs of every customer. Who, in turn, benefit from receiving a flexible manufacturing system.

Learn more about our Test Plant

Contact one of our Regional Offices


The original Cone Valve company

Established in 1980, Matcon launched its unique Discharger Valves – game-changing technology to solve problems with the flow of difficult-to-handle materials in Storage Silos. Building on this success, Matcon applied the same idea to IBCs - creating our world-famous Cone Valve IBCs which revolutionised the capabilities of traditional systems. Matcon’s invention was able to eliminate problems with powder mix segregation and control difficult to handle powders.

In July 2012, Matcon was acquired by the IDEX Corporation. Continuing to build on our strong heritage of supplying future-proof, flexible manufacturing system around the world, we are now proud to be a successful part of IDEX’s Material Processing Technologies division alongside world-leading brands from Quadro Engineering, Fitzpatrick and Microfluidics.

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, we make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call 40 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global $2+ billion company committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. For more information, visit www.idexcorp.com.

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What is it?

With RoSPA we gain access to professional advice from safety experts, keep up-to-date with information and advice and gain access to a far reaching and diverse pool of professional training, consultancy and safety audit services.

Why is it important?

RoSPA assists us in identifying and implementing the very best safety solutions for our business and our customers.

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Safe Contractor

What is it?

One of the UK’s leading independent H&S accreditation schemes. Membership demonstrates our commitment to sustainable and ethical practices for compliance with H&S legislation.

Why is it important?

Safe Contractor accreditation ensures that we meet the necessary requirements around health & safety, equal opportunities, diversity & environmental management practices.


ISO Certified

What is it?

The ISO 9001 certification ensures we live by high standards, throughout products and services to meet the expectations of our customers.

Why is it important?

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system, based on a number of quality management principles, the process approach and continual improvement


Investors in People

What is it?

Investors in people help us to make our work environment the best place to be for our teams across the globe. 

Why is it important?

We strongly believe that our teams make Matcon a special place to work in and work with.

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Chamber of Commerce

What is it?

The British Chambers of Commerce connects businesses locally, nationally, and internationally, with other businesses, with decision-makers, and with opportunities.

Why is it important?

Working with others to develop our teams and business practices means that we can achieve more for our customers.



What is it?

Since 2012, Matcon has been part of the IDEX Corporation and became part of the IDEX Material Processing Technologies group.

Why is it important?

Being part of a major corporation provides us with the secure financial stability required to give us the ability to focus on our customers.


How we operate

Our values represent our aim for continuous improvement to develop our team and support our customers.

Great Teams

We create an inclusive environment where people are invited and inspired to be at their best
every day.

Customer Obsession

We act as partners, delivering value-added solutions by leveraging our industry-leading applications knowledge.


We set and maintain our high standards via a culture of 80/20 principles & continuous improvement.


We invest in developing innovative technologies that are of critical importance, which help to
improve lives.


Companies we work with

We work with a range of household names from across the globe. A number of them have been kind enough to share their stories of success.  Learn about these companies who are using Matcon Systems to optimise their production efficiency and profitability.