Autoclaves are often overlooked in the central role they play to the operation of the modern laboratory. The vast majority of laboratories simply cannot function without one. Therefore, it is the smart buyer who gives such careful consideration to the single piece of equipment so essential to the efficient every day to day running of a laboratory.

Everybody is under constant pressure to reduce costs and save money. However, how smart is the buyer who saves money on the initial purchase, only to incur additional costs in extra maintenance; breakdowns which will ultimately result in the early replacement of an instrument?

at Rodwell, spending more will ultimately cost you less because we don’t just manufacture great autoclaves; we guarantee it…

Rodwell autoclaves tend to cost more than most of the competition but vast savings are quickly realised due to reduced operating, service and maintenance costs. Not to mention the costs to your laboratory when an autoclave breaks down.

You get what you pay for? This is certainly the case for cheaper equipment for the reasons mentioned above, but with Rodwell Autoclaves you do not get what you pay for. You get more: The highest quality materials, High pressure pipe work and compression fittings for easy maintenance, Proven materials, systems and technology, Control system with more standard features, Solid construction which ensures many years reliable service.


Upgradeable technology, sensible and practical design as opposed to mere aesthetics, safety locks and lock detection systems, Diagnostic control system that informs the operator of the nature of any faults for quick and simple fault finding.

The Rodwell Autoclave Company is a division of the Rodwell Engineering Group, a family owned company who’s team of engineers have achieved success over the past 50 years simply by doing their best to ensure total customer satisfaction.

We have been exporting for the past 30 years and have established distributors in many nations all over the world. Our distributors share our commitment for proficient after-sales service using fully trained engineers with access to support from the manufacturers they represent.

Making full use of modern available technology, Email and the internet has allowed us to develop up-to-date software (optional) which allows the scientist to email complete cycles to our technical department for full on-screen diagnosis and set-up recommendations.

Rodwell Engineering Group is a family business founded in 1945. Over the years it has expanded to a multi-faceted engineering company though natural growth, acquisition and shrewd investment. Some of Rodwell’s acquisitions have a history spanning back nearly 100 years!

The company also has extensive property and business interests which ensure financial stability even throughout the most turbulent times.

This broad nature of Rodwell Engineering Group’s activities plus sound financial foundations ensure that your Rodwell Autoclave is manufactured to the highest engineering standards and can be supported throughout its lifetime.