Hardinge is a large American multinational company that has built its reputation through the design of lathes and CNC lathes, but also highly reliable machining centers and grinding machines.
was a company exclusively devoted to the manufacturing of industrial precision lathes. It was in 1890 when it started its activities in this sector.
The Hardinge company has subsequently known a considerable growth making it acquire several big brands within its corporation. It has indeed acquired Kellenberger
in 1995, Hauser, Tripet
, and Tschudin in 2000, Bridgeport
in 2004, Jones & Shipman
and, more recently, USAC Technologies in 2012.
Offering second-hand machine tools
in various fields, ranging from aerospace to energy, as well as automotive, agriculture, molding, building and medical industry, today Hardinge owns plants in Switzerland (St.Gallen and Bienne), in China (Shanghai), and in Taiwan (Nan Tou City), in addition to its main site and its headquarters located in Elmira, NY, and its offices in England and Germany.
With a turnover of $334 million in 2012 (divided up among North America 25%, Europe 36%, the remaining 39% were recorded in China and elsewhere), the Hardinge group employs 1.400 highly skilled employees.
As a manufacturer of powerful machine tools and careful designer as well as the level of performance, Hardinge offers a large catalog comprising CNC lathes, vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers
, mobile console machining centers, grinding machines, rotary tables, and rotary indexers.
The machine tools produced by Hardinge are available on the second-hand market. Carefully checked in RDMO workshops, they offer a quality level close to that of new models.