ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announced recently that they acquired the assets of Jones & Shipman, a UK based manufacturer of grinding and super-abrasive machines and machining systems.
Jones & Shipman is located in Leicester, UK and distributes a range of high-quality grinding (surface, creep feed and cylindrical) machines used by a diverse range of industries including aerospace, medical, mould tool and die, power generation and high-end automotive. The Jones & Shipman business has operated continuously in the UK, under various owners, since 1899.
“This transaction is a solid strategic fit for Hardinge adding valuable product lines, as well as the strong Jones & Shipman brand name, to our grinding portfolio,” said Rick Simons, President and CEO. “Along with expanding our European-based grinding business, Jones & Shipman products will help us expand our US and Asian market presence.” continues Mr. Simons Jones & Shipman has become part of the company’s Kellenberger grinding organization and will continue operations at the current Leicester location.
The sales of the Jones & Shipman products in the US will be handled by the current Hardinge Inc. Technical Grinding Sales team along with the existing Jones & Shipman Technical Grinding Sales team.
“Hardinge is a strong company with strong brand names of Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin and now adding the Jones & Shipman brand name. This addition continues to show our strength. ” said Mr. Simons.