In 1961 he started our company, Suncombe Ltd to further develop the technology of Cleaning In Place. Introducing Cleaning In Place to many new companies, it was found that the design of the processing equipment was not always suitable for this Cleaning In Place Process.
Subsequently, Mr Overton amalgamated a Process company called DA Engineering into the Suncombe organisation, to develop processing equipment, including Sanitary Tanks and Pressure Vessels, that could be Cleaned In Place.
Over the next decades the company, continued to develop Cleaning In Place and Sanitary Processing Equipment, developing many of the hygienic standards and technologies that are now common place. During this period the company continued its organic growth by moving to larger premises and stabilising its operation. Utility and transfer panels were developed and introduced during this period.