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Hardinge New location and changes in Hardinge UK HQ operations with takeover

| Editor: Briggette Jaya

The takeover of parent Hardinge Inc. by Privet Fund Management in 2018 has led to several changes in operations at the UK headquarters.

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Jones & Shipman Hardinge UK Managing Director Mike Duignan (r) at the new HQ with Alan Fisher, Regional Customer Service Manager, Hardinge Europe.
Jones & Shipman Hardinge UK Managing Director Mike Duignan (r) at the new HQ with Alan Fisher, Regional Customer Service Manager, Hardinge Europe.
(Source: Simon Murrell Photography_Hardinge )

Following the acquisition of its parent Hardinge Inc. by Privet Fund Management LLC in the summer of 2018, a restructuring of the group is being implemented, resulting in several changes at the headquarters of its UK Jones & Shipman Hardinge operations.

The company has relocated from its long-established Leicester headquarters and factory to a new administration, distribution and demonstration facility on the Europark at Clifton Dunsmore, just outside Rugby. Sister grinding companies within the group, Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Tschudin and Usach, now carry the Hardinge identity and are represented as distinct brands under the new Hardinge global umbrella website.

The UK company will be responsible for machine sales and product support across Ireland. There will be no change to the relationship with the UK company and the Okamoto brand, which Jones & Shipman Hardinge represents and supports exclusively in the UK and France.

In a move that the company says will ensure continuity, all key after sales, applications, sales and support staff moved from Leicester to the new facility, where plans are well advanced for a new demonstration area as well. There is now an applications engineering facility, supported by an in-house workshop. Larger and bespoke projects will be supported by Hardinge grinding experts from across the European operations.

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