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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Hardinge Group Companies
Jones & Shipman – Leicester, UK Kellenberger – St. Gallen, Switzerland Kellenberger Production Hall, Romanshorn, Switzerland Kellenberger – Biel, Switzerland Usach Technologies Inc. – Elgin, Illinois, USA Hardinge – Elmira, New York, USA Hardinge China, (Production Plant for China only) Hardinge Taiwan (Milling & Turning) Forkardt – Traverse City, Michigan, USA