CRL is a designer and manufacturer of retorts which sterilise or pasteurise food contained within plastic pouches, glass jars or tins, at high speed with low energy and water consumption.

By joining forces with Reece Group, CRL is looking to become a major player in the market world-wide. Operating from its base in Gosforth, Newcastle, CRL has developed a system that enables food contained in plastic laminate pouches, pots and trays, as well as more traditional packaging such as tin cans and glass jars to be sterilised or pasteurised at a high speed and low unit cost.