Our History

Brinsea was established in 1976 by Frank Pearce, an engineer with an interest in breeding birds.

The interest became a passion, and the engineering knowledge of the control of temperature and ventilation enabled him to introduce innovative and effective egg incubators and brooders for breeders of a wide range of birds. The intervening years have seen the successful application of more patents than the rest of the small incubator industry combined, culminating in the introduction of the world's first Contact Incubator to provide the environment that eggs really hatch best in - the natural nest.

The key to success of Brinsea's bird breeding products is the practical application of new technology.

Brinsea products

We have extensive in-house design and testing facilities complete with 3D CAD and an active product development program.

Products are designed to be long lasting, energy efficient, effective and easy to use. As new technologies arise, we evaluate and adopt them only if they offer tangible benefits for Brinsea's customers.

Every step of every process is subject to quality assurance procedures. Brinsea work with UK suppliers wherever possible which means tighter control over quality and supply as well as supporting local industries and reducing product carbon footprint.

The future

Brinsea was established in 1976 by Frank Pearce, an engineer with an interest in breeding birds.

Kate Humble, TV presenter & Brinsea incubator user cutting the ribbon to open Brinsea's new factory in Weston-super-Mare.

Brinsea works closely with breeding centres of excellence and experts in the field, as well as conducting in-house test and development programmes – always checking that improvements are effective in practice and designs are practical and reliable. Brinsea has received widespread acclaim and products are used by breeding centres as diverse as the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Bristol Zoo, the Roslin Institute and Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre in New Zealand.

Advanced new incubators are under development along with Veterinary Intensive Care Units sold under the Vetario brand. 80% of Brinsea's production is exported and the Company has 35 worldwide distributors from Angola to Venezuela making Brinsea a UK manufacturing success story.

40 years of experience goes into every Brinsea product

Thanks for your help, with the stone curlew. You couldn't have been more helpful with us in your advice with the stone curlew chick we succesfully hatched and the two pheasant chicks that quickly followed....
Jim Gregory, Animal Centre Manager, Brent Lodge Animal Centre
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Dear all, just a quick email to thank all concerned for the prompt dispatch of my recent order, new motorised end for Octagon 40 arrived today, only two days after ordering. Very impressed. Thank you.
Claire Jackson
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I would also like to say a big thanks for all your help this morning, it was great to be able to quickly speak to someone who understood the situation and had a great wealth and depth of knowledge of the...
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