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 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.

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.

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.
 2012   Became Distributor for Kellenberger, Hauser, Tripet grinding products in the UK & Eire
 2014   Became Distributor for USACH products in the UK & Eire
 2015   Became Distributor for Kellenberger, Hauser, USACH grinding products in France
 2017   Became Distributor for Okamoto Grinding products in UK & France

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