About Us

Founded in 1946 in Nottingham, UK, Copley remains family-owned and managed. We are recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer of inhaler test equipment, in addition to being a trusted provider of test instrumentation for other pharmaceutical dosage forms.

Driving Results for Over 75 Years

We continue to work closely with industry groups and leading experts to bring relevant new products to market, with all equipment backed by expert training and support. Committed to excellence, we always aim to deliver the right service outcomes efficiently and outstanding customer experience. We deliver pharmaceutical testing equipment with the necessary accuracy and reproducibility hardwired into its design by adopting the same Quality by Design principles that our customers rely on to control product performance. Continuous improvement is a core element of this approach and we strive to exceed the expectations of the industry, not only by enhancing equipment performance but also through unrivalled service.

All Copley customers benefit from high quality pharmaceutical testing equipment, designed, manufactured and tested in the UK; product support from our friendly and experienced technical support team, as well as first-class training and education. These commitments are exemplified by our investment in the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System for which we have certification to the latest standard for all aspects of our business, including equipment design.

The Copley Promise

Copley guarantees the provision of products and services that will deliver results you can rely on


We provide novel solutions that maximise understanding and productivity.



Our products are certified to the standards defined by the global regulators and pharmacopoeias.



All our products are of the highest quality, with accuracy, robustness and reliability built-in.



Copley is a strong, stable company with a track record of success. Our story begins in 1946 when our founder, Frank Copley, began manufacturing glassware for the local pharmaceutical industry in Nottingham, UK.

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Faces of Copley

Copley wouldn’t be the success it is today without the commitment and dedication of its employees. From Design Engineers to Packing Operatives, Customer Account Managers to Technical Support staff, we’re proud of our team’s drive to always deliver exemplary customer service. Find out what they have to say about working here.

Meet the Team

Careers with Copley

Copley designs, manufactures and supplies pharmaceutical testing equipment to laboratories across the globe and has been doing so for over 75 years. Our family-run company is agile and forward-thinking, with a philosophy closely aligned to the needs of the market we serve.

Find Your Next Great Role

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Copley, we understand that our operations extend beyond profits, influencing the wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners, and the environment. Through transparent accountability and proactive initiatives, we strive to create a sustainable future while fostering meaningful relationships within our communities. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy embodies our dedication to ethical practices, community engagement, and environmental safeguarding.

We take pride in our commitment to making a positive impact.

Learn more about our responsible business practices

Copley: Driving Results for Over 75 Years

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East Midlands Leadership Awards 2024

Copley’s Chief Operating Officer has been honoured with the Transformational Leader award at the East Midlands Leadership Awards, emphasising our dedication to effective leadership and driving positive organisational change.

Leadership Awards: East Midlands Website

British Chambers of Commerce: Global Player of the Year 2023

Copley has been named Global Player: Export Business of the Year by the British Chambers of Commerce for the East Midlands region for 2023. Our sustained growth, strong sale export and international presence earned us the respect and recognition on the regional stage.

The Global Player Award celebrates our dedication to sustaining international growth, through harnessing overseas markets and diversifying our collaborations. We have always believed in the power of global collaboration, and work hard to understand ever-changing markets, adapt to different cultures and establish valuable partnerships within the international marketplace.

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce: Business of the Year 2022

Copley was named Nottinghamshire Business of the Year 2022 at the annual East Midlands Chamber of Commerce awards. Sustained growth, strong export sales, international presence, and commitment to customers and employees alike underpinned a total of three wins for the company, including the award for Excellence in International Trade and Small Business of the Year.

Read the Press Release

European Pharmaceutical Aerosol Group (EPAG)

EPAG is a group of 28 member companies active in the OINDP market within Europe, formed to establish scientifically-based best practice, provide consensus comment to industry and government agencies on safety and quality issues and recommend harmonised standards and methodology. Copley is an invited member of the cascade impactor sub-team.

EPAG Website

International Pharmaceutical Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS)

A group of 21 international companies committed to advancing consensus-based, scientifically driven standards and regulations for OINDPs worldwide. Copley is an associate member.

IPAC-RS Website

Taskforce for Lung Health’s Industries Forum

The Taskforce for Lung Health are a group of 38 members including patients, health care professionals, the voluntary sector and professional associations representing the needs of people living with lung disease. The Taskforce works hard to campaign for improved diagnosis, treatment and care for people living with lung conditions in England.

Copley are members of the Industries Forum, a group of industry representatives who meet regularly to share relevant industry views, intelligence, and experience to support the Taskforce’s campaign for change.

About the Taskforce

Copley Scientific Limited, Nottingham, UK. Registered in England No. 1390012. VAT Registration No. GB 370 4805 04

“Copley”, “Novi”, “Vertus”, “DecaVertus”, “Inhalytix”, the Copley logo and the Inhalytix logo are registered trademarks of Copley Scientific Limited