About The Bradbury Group
Your Partner in Building the Future
The Bradbury Group of manufacturing companies are dedicated to producing high-quality, productivity-enhancing metal processing equipment for customers around the world. The Bradbury Group consists of The Bradbury Co., Inc., American Machine & Rollform Tech, Inc., Beck Automation LLC., Hayes International, and Marion Die & Fixture. To extend both its international reach and its product lines, the Group also includes Bradbury International UK Ltd., Bradbury Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., and Bradbury Group Australia.
Our combined know-how enhances the capabilities of each company and enables us to apply a wealth of experience to the design, construction, and ongoing support of the tools that will help your business grow. Whether you need a single machine or an entire manufacturing system, we have the expertise and the dedication to build equipment that will exceed your expectations.
The Bradbury Co., Inc.
The Bradbury Co., Inc. is a Kansas corporation which started in 1959 and incorporated in 1964. Our company began by manufacturing roll tooling for customers involved in metal forming. Today, our product lines include roll forming equipment, levelers, and automated production systems for virtually any type of roll formed product. The Bradbury Co., Inc. is the founding organization behind the Bradbury Group. It has established Bradbury International UK Ltd. and Bradbury Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. to facilitate international business. You can be confident that Bradbury equipment incorporates the latest technology and is unsurpassed in quality and durability. On-time delivery and a comprehensive approach to maintaining top machine performance are hallmarks of our global company and its customer service.
American Machine & Rollform Tech
In 1996 the Bradbury Group acquired American Machine & Rollform Tech from owner and founder Dan Lovelace. American has been manufacturing state-of-the-art rollforming, hydraulic punch, and cutoff machines since 1989. The company’s product line is manufactured and headquartered in Moundridge, KS. Businesses served by American include steel framing manufacturers, shelving and racking, and companies requiring small rollformed sections. Since its founding, American Machine has been dedicated to increasing customer profitability with efficient, reliable machines that offer high-quality output and a rapid return on investment. The advanced hydraulic punch, cutoff, and rollforming systems deliver performance you can count on.
Beck Automation LLC., located in St. Louis, MO, was started in 2001 with Joe Beck, a 15-year veteran of the rollforming and controls industry. Beck Automation's focus is designing system controls for the rollforming industry, for both new and retrofit equipment. The 32-bit Sierra Series™ Controllers provide precise open loop, closed loop, multiple press, and multiple axis control. Beck's SmartComm™ download software integrates administrative and production activities.
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 rollforming, slitting, folding, and related equipment for manufacturing roofing, wall profiles, structural sections, and other metal building products. Hayes builds a competitive edge into every machine.
Marion Die & Fixture
Marion Die & Fixture was acquired in January 1999. The division designs and manufactures equipment for the tool and die industry. Marion also manufactures precision tooling for our rollforming machines and other products. Progressive dies, punch and notch dies, door emboss dies, and cutoff dies are supplied to a wide range of industries. These include the appliance, automotive, garage door, HVAC, lighting, and metal building industries.
Custom Rollforming Corporation
Originally Bradbury’s roll-formed products division, Custom Rollforming Corporation was given its own identity and incorporated in 1991. CRC now operates 10 production lines that turn out a wide range of roll formed metal products made to customer specifications from its own, separate facility in Moundridge, KS. CRC production ranges from simple to complex parts in many shapes and gauges.
Bradbury Machinery (Shanghai)
Bradbury Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (BMS) was founded in 2002 as a manufacturer of quality rollforming and coil processing equipment. BMS moved to its current facility in May of 2009 and continues to manufacture quality equipment that is backed by the design and manufacturing expertise of other Group companies such as The Bradbury Co., Inc. and Hayes International. BMS produced its first rollformer in 2004 and has equipment operating in China, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad, Turkey, India, Maldives, South Africa, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, and Angola.
Bradbury’s newest group member, Alliance Machine and Engraving, LLC., located in Ashland, VA, was started 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. An overview of the services offered by Alliance include: new equipment, on-site engraving technicians, machinery installations, product development, machinery evaluations, used equipment refurbishing, new roll sets and technical support. From the sale of new machines to providing replacement rolls, parts or field service and support on your existing equipment, regardless of manufacturer, we are committed to being an expert resource for you.
Bradbury Group Australia
Bradbury Group Australia, Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Bradbury Group, brings together the expertise and innovation of three established leaders in coil processing with global capabilities: Hilleng International, Die-Craft Engineering, and Hayes Australia.
Founded in 1973, Hilleng International is the leading manufacturer of sandwich panel laminating machinery and systems. Hilleng equipment incorporates the latest servo drives and PLC logic controllers for increased automation and productivity. Currently under development are new Core Insulation Loaders, Lamination Presses, Cut-Off Units, and Robotic Loading & Unloading Systems. Visit hilleng.com to see the latest in laminated panel production and handling equipment.
Die-Craft Engineering designs and manufactures custom roll forming equipment and today is the leading roll former manufacturer for rainwater products. Die-Craft uses the latest technology, combined with its diverse experience, to provide a complete service that allows customers to enhance their existing lines and output – easily and economically. Based in Queensland, Australia, Die-Craft installs custom roll forming machines worldwide.
Hayes Australia has merged its staff into Bradbury Australia to enhance service and support to the Australian and Southeast Asian markets. Like its parent company, Hayes International New Zealand, Hayes Australia is committed to providing clients with superior products and service. The quality and innovation of its machinery and its extensive service network exemplify that commitment.
A TEAM APPROACH
Helping you get what you want, need, and expect is the mission of every employee in The Bradbury Group. It is the culture we are committed to within our organization. To accomplish this, we take a very proactive team approach to designing, building, and supporting your equipment.
The key to making this process work is communication. From the very beginning of the relationship, the responsibility for taking care of your needs and concerns belongs to the team. Our teams are empowered with decision-making authority and given the responsibility for meeting your expectations.
Each step along the way has defined standards, each of which centers around you, the customer. Open, two-way communication allows us to clearly define your expectations and then work toward meeting your objectives. We invite you to talk with us. Find out how we do business and visit our facilities. You'll like what you see.
Our employees come from all parts of the globe and from a broad cross-section of ethnic and racial backgrounds. Many of them are drawn from the American heartland, where the strong midwestern can-do spirit dominates the work ethic. Others bring an international heritage to our companies. Regardless of origin, they all share a dedication to providing the highest quality work and outstanding service at every stage of what we hope will be a long-term relationship with our customers.
Our engineering staff is often of special interest to our customers. It is a mix of internally developed engineers and engineers who have gained much of their industry experience working for other companies. As a group, they have an average of sixteen years' experience in the rollforming and roll tooling industry.
The companies and divisions of The Bradbury Group are leaders in the metal processing industry and seek individuals interested in the challenge of working and growing with them. Check below for available positions and company addresses.
Various positions are available at any given time. If no positions are listed above, you may contact any of the addresses below for employment information.
American Machine & Rollform Tech, Inc.
Bradbury Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Beck Automation LLC.
Custom Rollforming Corp.
Bradbury Group Australia
Bradbury Group Australia
The Bradbury Co., Inc.
Bradbury International UK Ltd.
Marion Die & Fixture