Our History

Founded in 1946 in Nottingham, UK, Copley remains family owned and managed. Today, 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.

1946

F. Copley & Company commences trading, manufacturing glassware for the pharmaceutical industry in Beeston, Nottingham.

1957

Pharmaceutical test instrumentation added to the product range.

1964

Frank Copley, company founder.

1968

First tablet dissolution testers introduced.

1971

Company moves to Colwick, Nottingham.

1975

Company renamed to F. Copley & Sons with joining of Peter and Tony Copley.

1978

Company renamed to Copley Instruments.

1988

First equipment for testing inhalers developed.

1998

Rebranded as Copley Scientific

1999

Launch of Copley Inhaler Testing Data Analysis Software.

2000

Next Generation Impactor (NGI) launched.

2002

Copley Scientific celebrates opening European office in Switzerland.

2003

New range of UK manufactured tablet testing equipment introduced.

2005

Copley Scientific moves to new HQ in Colwick, Nottingham.

2006

Introduction of TPK 2000 for dry powder inhaler testing.

2013

First IVIVC testing system for inhalers.

2016

Celebration of company 70th anniversary.

2017

Expansion of Nottingham HQ.

2019

Acquisition of Novi Systems.

2020

Company rebrand and launch of new solid dosage testing platform.