Leadership in Coil Processing & Roll Forming Systems through Innovation and Service
The companies of the Bradbury Group are known for the cutting-edge technology and the reliability we build into every product – and for the exceptional service that underpins our customer relationships worldwide. We strive to set the standard for automated production and systems integration in the metal processing industry. We believe our leveling, cutoff, punch, folding, and roll forming machines and automated systems set the highest benchmarks for productivity, reliability, and safety in coil processing.
The founding member of our Group, the Bradbury Co., Inc., headquartered in Moundridge, KS, celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009. Today, Bradbury's product lines include complete roll forming lines, sheet steel levelers, cut-to-length machines, building trim equipment, coil processing production lines, and automated production systems. All are engineered to be best and most durable performers among competing machines. Through acquisition and partnerships, Bradbury has brought together manufacturers of related product lines that also employ the latest technology and are built to provide unsurpassed value in their respective machine categories.
As Bradbury became focused on manufacturing coil processing and roll forming equipment, our roll formed products division was given its own identity and incorporated as Custom Rollforming Corporation in 1991. CRC currently operates 10 production lines that turn out a wide range of roll formed components to customer specifications from its separate, dedicated plant near the Bradbury facilities. These include simple and complex parts, rings, and structural components for solar power installations.
In 1996, Bradbury acquired American Machine & Rollform Tech. American has been manufacturing state-of-the-art roll forming, hydraulic punch, and cutoff machines since 1989. The company’s product line is currently manufactured at our Bradbury facilities. Businesses served by American include steel framing manufacturers, furniture, appliance, automotive, and RV manufacturers and companies requiring smaller roll formed sections.
Marion Die & Fixture was acquired in January 1999. Marion designs and manufactures equipment for the tool and die industry, including progressive dies, punch and notch dies, garage door emboss dies, and cutoff dies. Marion also manufactures precision tooling for our roll forming equipment.
In July 1999, Bradbury executives ventured into the Southern Hemisphere to make the next acquisition – Hayes International, headquartered in Rotorua, New Zealand. This world-renowned company does business in 65 countries and makes top-quality metal building products and metal-forming components. For more than 35 years, Hayes has supplied extensive lines of roll forming, slitting, folding, and related equipment for manufacturing roofing, wall profiles, structural sections, and other metal building products.
Beck Automation LLC, located in St. Louis, MO, began building our specialized control modules in 2001. Beck Automation's focus is designing system controls for the rollforming industry, for both new and retrofit equipment – and for Bradbury Group equipment.
In 2010, The Bradbury Co., Inc., acting through its subsidiary, Bradbury Group Australia, Pty Ltd, entered into an agreement to acquire the assets and intellectual property of Hilleng International and Die-Craft Engineering, both headquartered in Kingston, Qld, Australia. Hilleng International is the leading manufacturer of sandwich panel laminating machinery and systems. The business has been established for more than 35 years, successfully installing over 250 panel manufacturing systems worldwide. Die-Craft has been established for more than 25 years and is the leading supplier of rollforming equipment to the rainwater goods market.
Alliance Machine and Engraving, LLC, located in Ashland, Virginia, became a member of The Bradbury Group in 2011. Alliance’s manufacturing capabilities span a broad range of products and industries including: Embossing Machines & Rolls, Calendering Equipment and Composite Lumber Machines for metals, non-wovens, geotextile, paper and composites. From the sale of new machines to providing replacement rolls, parts, or field service and support on your existing equipment, regardless of manufacturer, Alliance Machine and Engraving is committed to being an expert resource with years of experience in the industry.
In June of 2012, Athader S.L., located in San Sabastian, Spain, became the newest member of The Bradbury Group. Ahtader has delivered quality coil processing equipment to the European and Latin American markets for over 20 years. Their expertise in rotary and flying shears, multi-blanking and stacking, slitting, packaging and strapping, surface critical lines for stainless steel and aluminum as well as carbon steel, combined with the advanced leveling and coil processing technologies of The Bradbury Group, will allow for future growth in the manufacture and supply of high quality, technologically advanced equipment for the industry.
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People on the Move
June 12, 2014 - Moundridge, KS
MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA - The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Matt Werner to Marketing Manager. After serving the Company in a direct sales capacity as a product line manager, Matt will be responsible for group marketing initiatives and execution. “Matt brings to the position a strong background in sales, marketing and social media,” commented Ryan Durst, Sr. Manager – Sales and Marketing. “He will help lead our overall brand development and messaging in the markets we serve.”
The Bradbury Group Manufactures Heavy Gauge eDrive® Leveler and Production Shear
March 26, 2014 - Moundridge, KS
MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc., is pleased to announce its latest technology advancement with the completion of a heavy gauge eDrive® leveler and production shear capable of processing 1" thick by 120" wide hot rolled steel. The leveler has 8 ½" diameter work rolls, two large horsepower motors and can impart up to 8,200,000 lbs. of hydraulic leveling force to the material it processes. The shear is equipped with an automated cartridge blade change system which reduces the changeover time when sharpening of the shear blades is required. The cartridge can be extracted from the shear's main frame in approx. three minutes. The heavy duty machinery is controlled by an industrial touchscreen PC running proprietary software. The software is intuitive allowing for saved setup parameters for future recall. The machinery weighs over half a million pounds.
Used Equipment Added
March 21, 2014 - Moundridge, KS
The Bradbury Company has updated the Used Equipment Section of the website. Click on the link for more information.
The Bradbury Company promotes Daryl Klataske
March 11, 2014 - Moundridge, KS
The Bradbury Co, Inc. announces that Daryl Klataske has been promoted to the position of Controls Engineering Manager.
The Bradbury Group Announces Addition of Bradbury Group Italy S.r.l.
February 26, 2014 - Moundridge, KS
MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA – The Bradbury Co., Inc. announces the addition of Bradbury Group Italy S.r.l. The acquisition is consistent with the growth strategy of The Bradbury Group and expands their product offering to include continuous PUR / PIR insulated sandwich panel equipment. The Bradbury Group employs over 600 people and is present in 14 countries on five continents.
New Jobs Posted
July 11, 2013 - Moundridge, KS
Employment opportunities page has been updated with new jobs. More details are available on the "About Us" page and click on "Employment Opportunities"
The Bradbury Group Announces Strategic Partnership with Global Roofing Solutions, Ltd.
March 18, 2013 - Moundridge, KS
MOUNDRIDGE, KS, USA and TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND – The Bradbury Co., Inc., is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Global Roofing Solutions, Ltd., Tauranga, New Zealand. Together, both companies will expand opportunities through innovative know how and an expansive global footprint.
“This partnership further enhances our ability to offer quality metal roofing products and aligns with our corporate goals to be a well-positioned solutions provider to the global markets we serve,” commented David Cox, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Bradbury Group. “We are pleased to join together with the team at Global Roofing Solutions led by Lance Eagle,” he added.
The Bradbury Group and Athader announce their Definitive Joint Venture
July 12, 2012 - MOUNDRIDGE, KS and SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN
The Bradbury Group and Athader S.L. announce their definitive joint venture. Athader is the latest company to become a member of The Bradbury Group. The terms and conditions of this joint venture are confidential. Carlos Luengo, with over 35 years of industry experience, will continue in his current capacity as Managing Director, and Harkaitz Luengo will continue to serve as Technical-Comercial Director of Athader.