About Us

Testing for a greener future

SCS uses bespoke testing methods and kit which exceed the requirements of the NSTS (National Sprayer Testing Scheme), our methods are built on 25+ years of working with machinery, fertiliser and pesticide manufacturers and importers which ensures our engineers are the most up to date in our field.

SCS not only wrote the qualification for fertiliser spreader and slug pelleter testing in the UK, which the NSTS has adopted, but also devised the most accurate spread pattern testing methods for in field conditions.

SCS testing ensures the most even distribution of product across the whole spread width, which is key to ensuring efficient use and minimising pollution. The only way to ensure you are getting the most comprehensive and environmentally friendly testing service available is to use SCS.

The SCS Family

SCS is owned and run by the Foxall family, 5th generation beef and grassland farmers from Staffordshire.


Founder & CEO

Rob Foxall

At the helm of the ship, Rob took on the company in 1999, seeing it grow from testing less than 300 machines to over 4500 annually. Rob ensures the company maintains the highest standards in the industry keeping SCS ahead of the game. Any spare time left is spent running the family farm producing quality beef and hay.


Office Manager

Alex Langley

After graduating in 2012, Alex started working for the family company. Her role as office manager has become more demanding as she has taken on company accounts as well as day to day administration. Her organisational prowess ensures smooth running of the office.


Operations Manager

Charlotte Foxall

After Graduating in 2013 Charlotte also joined the company. As Operations and Marketing Manager she is the face of SCS at industry events and keeps the SCS team in line. Charlotte is the first woman in the world to hold the City and Guilds qualifications in fertiliser spreader and slug pelleter testing. She is also hands on with field trials at Rookery Farm for spreader and fertiliser manufacturers so knows a thing or two about emptying trays.


Office Assistant

Sharon Whittingham

Sharon joined the office team in autumn 2017 and works alongside Alex, concentrating on the day to day admin processes. With previous experience in event organisation and credit control Sharon can be called on by all members of the team for help!

Our History


Company Started by Fison Boots & ICI.


Became Kemira, they then stopped testing late 80's.

Late 1980's

Three guys from Kemira set up SCS - Spreader Calibrarion Specialists.


Rob Foxall striped the family farm so called in SCS. Then started working for them.


Rob bought the company testing approx. 300 machines annually.

Early 2000's

Started testing slug pelleters, sprayers and granular applicators. Changed the company name to SST- Spreader and Sprayer Testing Ltd - SCS was already a well-recognised name so we are still known as SCS to this day. Took on numerous engineers to continue nationwide coverage.


The Foxall girls joined their father to run the office. Company expanded to testing over 4500 machines annually and is still growing!