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Comprehensive display of high precision metal cutting and grinding technology from Hardinge Inc. at AMB

AMB 2018:  Stuttgart, Halle 5, Stand B80. The latest Kellenberger 100 platform concept cylindrical grinding machine features alongside two Hardinge…
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UK machine debut and Okamoto introduction are highlights for Jones & Shipman at MACH

Stand 875 – Hall H20 The UK debut of an entirely new Kellenberger universal grinding machine concept and a first…
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Comprehensive grinding solutions on offer from Hardinge Grinding Group at Grindtec

Kellenberger, the Swiss manufacturer of high precision grinding machines, is representing the interests of the international Hardinge Grinding Group at…
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Kellenberger 1000 – Swissness par excellence

State of the art technology, a cool design and top ease of use. For 20 years now, the firm Kellenberger…
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Hardinge Inc. Announces Acquisition of Usach Technologies, Inc.

Hardinge Inc. Announces Acquisition of Usach Technologies, Inc. Addition of High Precision, U.S. Grinding Solution Manufacturer Broadens Product Line ELMIRA, NY, December 21, 2012 — Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ: HDNG), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced that it has acquired Usach Technologies, Inc., a privately held, American machine tool company and leading provider of high-precision, computer-controlled ID and OD grinding machines and grinding systems based in Elgin, Illinois. “Hardinge is a world leader in grinding solutions and the acquisition of Usach Technologies strengthens and reinforces that position,” stated Richard L. Simons, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition complements our strategy to maintain our competitive edge by continually advancing and enhancing our product portfolio. Importantly, Usach strengthens our reach into high profile OEM’s (original equipment manufacturers) in the U.S. and expands our opportunities in the highly diversified end markets we serve.” Usach was founded in 1985 as an importer of machine tools. The company evolved to become a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of high precision grinding solutions for complex grinding requirements. It also has its own proprietary programming system, the Usach Open Architecture System©, for standard and custom internal (ID), external (OD) and simultaneous grinding applications. The ID grinding machines range from single spindle to four spindle versions with standard and specialty configurations. They are capable of grinding parts up to 40 inches in diameter and weighing up to 1,300 lbs. The OD grinding machines are being offered as single spindle, dual spindle, and four spindle versions for grinding wheel diameters up to 30 inches, part lengths of up to 200 inches, part weight of 3,500 lbs and larger, and 42 inch swing, all beyond the capacity of Hardinge’s current product offerings. Strengths of Usach are designing and configuring products specific to a customer’s unique requirements and in many cases, equipping the machines with fully automatic loading systems. They are known for the excellent pre- and post- sales support they provide to their customers. Usach will expand the product range of high precision grinding machines & systems of Hardinge offered under the Kellenberger, Jones & Shipman, Hauser, Tschudin and Tripet brands which currently provide high-precision universal, production, jig grinding, surface grinding and creepfeed products. Usach Technologies’ revenue in 2012 is expected to be approximately $14 million, with an ending backlog of approximately $24 million. Hardinge expects the acquisition to be accretive in 2013. Mr. Simons concluded, “We are pleased that the owner, Giacomo Antonini, will stay on as President and General Manager of this wholly owned subsidiary of Hardinge, along with his strong and creative operating team. We believe together we can help Usach grow beyond its historical capacity by leveraging our global network of sales and service organizations as well as providing the financial strength of Hardinge to back up their commitment to their customers.”