About Jones & Shipman

With more than 110 years of accumulated
knowledge, experience and expertise
Jones & Shipman Hardinge as industry leaders
can provide you with a total grinding solution

About Jones & Shipman

An award winning, ISO 9001 certified Machine Tool Manufacturer, founded in Leicester, England in 1899, Jones & Shipman has a wealth of experience and a Worldwide reputation for high quality and high precision Grinding Machines.

Our product ranges are Precision Cylindrical Grinding Machines, Profile and Surface Grinding Machines, and Creepfeed Grinding Machines. Serving all Precision Industries, including Mould Tool and Die, Aerospace, high-end Automotive and Medical sections.

Still based in Leicester, but now part of the Nasdaq listed “Hardinge Group” alongside other world renowned brands such as Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Hauser, Tschudin, Tripet, Forkardt, and Usach.

Our grinding machines and machining systems, produce ultra precision components in a diverse range of industries including aerospace, medical, mould tool & die, power generation and high end automotive.

We have developed some of the most sophisticated, bespoke colour software in the marketplace boasting a simple rapid set and intuitive user interface. An investment that allows customers to operate more efficiently and effectively with faster turnaround between jobs.

Some Key Points in the History of Jones & Shipman

1899 Partnership formed between Frank Shipman & Frederick Pollard as general engineers.
1934 A range of Motor Driven Precision Grinding Machines exhibited at the Machine Tool Exhibition at London Olympia.
1941 First 540 surface grinder produced.
1952 Opened first office in North America.
1966 Exhibited an NC machine tool at the worlds first Numerical Controlled Machine Tool Show at London Olympia.
1972 Formation of Subsidiary Company in France, Jones & Shipman S.A.R.L.
1984 New range of “Menu Driven” CNC grinding machines exhibited at the MACH 84 Machine Tool Exhibition, N.E.C. Birmingham UK.
1990 ISO Quality Accreditation
1991 Acquisition of BSG (Brown & Sharpe) grinding machine range.
1997 Acquisition of Edgetek Machine Corp.
1999 Acquired by Renold PLC
2010 Acquired by World renowned Hardinge Inc. – Jones & Shipman Hardinge is now a Kellenberger Company and a member of the Hardinge Grinding Group.

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