The Bradbury Group  

1200 E Cole
Moundridge,  KS  67107-0667

United States
620-345-6394
http://www.bradburygroup.com
  • Booth: A4375

Helping you get what you want, need, and expect from an equipment manufacturer is the goal of every employee in The Bradbury Group. To accomplish this, we take a very proactive team approach to engineering and manufacturing quality equipment and supporting your investment with exemplary service. This is the culture we are committed to. 

The Bradbury Group of companies make an extensive line of coil processing, roll forming, and related equipment and controls for a broad range of industries including Metal Building, Trim Shops, Metal Tile Roofing, Grain Bins and Grain Storage, Coil Processing, Cut-To-Length, Leveling, Decking, Steel Framing, Garage Doors, HVAC, Railroad, Custom Rollforming, Heavy Gauge Rollforming, Transportation & Highway, Automotive, Automated Production Systems, Lighting, Shelving & Racking, and Appliance. 


 Press Releases

  • Moundridge, KS – The Bradbury Co., Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of roll forming and coil processing equipment, is celebrating 60 years of growth and innovation in 2019. With company progression comes the opportunity for leadership changes to best serve Bradbury customers and employees. Bradbury’s investment in employee leadership development reflects directly on its Vision and Mission.

    Bradbury announces the promotion of Ryan Durst to President. He has been with Bradbury for 23 years, serving as VP - Sales & Marketing since 2002.  As president Ryan will focus on sales, engineering, manufacturing and service; bringing a vast amount of knowledge and experience to his new role.  “Overall, my focus will be to sell it, engineer it, build it, and service it; on-time and on-budget.  My goal is to advance our Vision & Mission and our overall corporate strategy as the parent company of The Bradbury Group.  I want our customers to have an exceptional customer experience in choosing us as their trusted supplier.” Ryan will work closely with David Cox - Bradbury CEO, the Bradbury leadership team, and all Bradbury employees.

    Bradbury is also happy to announce the promotions of the following employees who will serve as the recently formed Senior Management team at Bradbury:

    Matt Werner to Senior Manager Global Marketing and Inside Sales. Matt will lead the Bradbury sales teams to achieve sales goals across various industries. He will support these efforts by working with the marketing team for market development at Bradbury as well as the broader Bradbury Group, driving the One Bradbury Group initiative.

    Ben Bigham to Senior Manager Engineering. Ben will lead efforts in project management, engineering design  and continuous improvement. He will also focus on engineering leadership development and driving innovation.

    Justin Graber to Senior Manager Manufacturing.  Justin will lead Bradbury’s manufacturing quality, manufacturing leadership development and manufacturing efficiency.

    Aaron Woods to Senior Manager Customer Service.  Aaron will lead the servicing of our customers with spares parts, technical trouble shooting and on-time field completion and support.  Aaron will engage with our customers to advance our vision.

    Ryan and the Senior Management team will receive support from Bradbury’s Shared Services team comprised of Scott Arnold – Controller, Tucker Hageman – Information Systems and Technology Director, and Maria Pressnall – Human Resource Director. This team will lead The Bradbury Co., Inc. into the next decade with a passion for our company, the integrity to build relationships with our customers, and the commitment to serve our customers, employees, vendors, and communities. 

    At Bradbury we take a very proactive team approach to engineering and manufacturing quality equipment and supporting our customer’s investment with exemplary service. To learn more about our company and the equipment we have to offer visit http://bradburygroup.com. Call us at 1+620.345.6394 or email us at bradbury@bradburygroup.com. One Bradbury Group – working for you.

  • Alliance Machine and Engraving, a member of The Bradbury Group, announces a formal agreement with the Memco® division of Pamarco Global Graphics. Alliance is now the exclusive provider of all marketing, maintenance and production of Memco®brand Metal Embossing Machinery and Roll Sets, Matched Steel Roll Sets and Mill Engraved Products. 

    “We celebrate the next step in our continued growth by teaming up our engraving expertise at Alliance with the well-known, highly respected and long-standing Memco® brand in metal embossing machinery and matched steel roll sets,” said Alliance’s Vice President of Sales, Brad Foster. 

    Tom Greenberg, Alliance president and founder commented, “We are pleased to finalize this Agreement.  Our customers gain technology benefits from the synergies created by the Alliance-Memco® Agreement and the quality and service Alliance has become known for in the industry.” 

    Memco® brand components and units can be seamlessly manufactured and serviced from our modern Alliance facility in Ashland, VA, or through The Bradbury Group divisions around the globe.  Hardened steel mill masters and engraving stands from Memco® will be transitioned to Alliance over the next 12 months as we ramp up manufacturing. The plan going forward is to retain all Memco® agents in Europe, Central America, South America, Asia and Africa.   

    Alliance Machine and Engraving, LLC manufactures metal embossing machines, heated roll calenders, calendering rolls, laminating and thermal bonding cylinders for converting paper, textiles, film, non-wovens, magnetic media, and extruded rigid and flexible plastics. 

    For further information, contact Bradley Foster, Vice President - Sales, Alliance Machine and Engraving, LLC. Office: (804) 798-1199, Cell: (620) 747-0272.  

  • 2019 marks the 60th year of continued growth and innovation at The Bradbury Co., Inc. We pride ourselves on being a global company which is still family owned and operated. Building on the solid work ethic of our employees and the guidelines of our company’s “Values & Beliefs,” our team focuses on creating a work environment that promotes integrity, trust, personal growth, communication, and strong relationships.

    Bradbury celebrates 60 yearsThe Bradbury Co., Inc. was founded in 1959 by Floyd Bradbury and Jack Lacy as Roll Formed Products, Inc. They manufactured roll formed products and roller die tooling for customers involved in production roll forming. In 1964 Floyd renamed the company The Bradbury Co., Inc. and moved the company to an egg room of an old creamery building in Moundridge. It was in the creamery building that Floyd Bradbury designed the company’s first roll former to form awnings for a Hutchinson, KS, company. Today, you can find the first roll former on display in the Bradbury “Hall of Fame.” 

    In 1972 The Bradbury Co., Inc. purchased 12.5 acres of land at the south end of the Moundridge Industrial Park and Airport Complex. A 25,000 square foot building was built on the site. Currently, the Moundridge location serves as The Bradbury Group World headquarters with 350 employees and approximately 222,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. Through acquisitions and partnerships, The Bradbury Group brings together manufacturers of related products from around the world; employing 665 people, utilizing 600,000 square feet of space in 10 manufacturing facilities around the world. We have a presence on 5 continents, in 9 time zones, with equipment operating in 89 countries. 

    Because of our innovative equipment concepts, The Bradbury Co., Inc. holds over 26 active U.S. patents, 8 patent-pending applications with the U.S. patent office, and 60 international patents. A few of our many equipment milestones include our first Double High® Roll Former in 1976, our first Telescoping Roll Former in 1984, our first BOSS™ Shear in 1996, our first QTR™ Roll Former which produced cee and zee purlins in a single roll space in 1999, our first Viper™ Track and Stud System in 2000, our first Roll Former using our patented Torque Vectoring® drive system to process up to 5/8” steel delivered in 2015, and our first purlin line utilizing artificial intelligence in 2017. 


    Today, the company offers highly engineered, custom equipment including complete roll forming production lines, precision levelers, coil processing production lines, equipment control solutions, and customized automated production systems. Industries served include metal buildings, insulated metal panels, garage doors, grain storage, steel framing, railcar production, HVAC, appliance, transportation, guardrail and highway safety, aircraft, and automotive to name a few. 

    For 60 years we have listened to and worked closely with our customers, designing and manufacturing advanced equipment that provides decades of high-quality part production. Staying in front of the innovation curve, Bradbury equipment continues to move the industries we serve forward. With our continued growth, we have not lost sight of our humble beginning; our expanding family owned business continues to be a family. 

  • Bradbury's largest leveler series to date includes a heavy gauge eDrive® leveler (U.S. Patent #8893537) and production shear, capable of processing 1.0” thick by 120” wide hot rolled steel. The leveler has 8.5” diameter work rolls, two 250 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 shear blade sharpening is required. The cartridge can be extracted from the shear’s main frame in approximately three minutes. It requires the same amount of time to reinsert the cartridge making it ready for production. 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. 

    Bradbury Series of edrive levelersThe Bradbury Series of eDrive® levelers range from .015” (.38mm) to 1.0” (25mm) material capacity. 

    When combined with the Bradbury Flat Trak® CL (U.S. Patent #7185519) and the Bradbury Bow Scout® (U.S. Patent #9021844), Bradbury eDrive® levelers offer you the most advanced leveling system in the world. 

    Did you know?

    4 Mechanical Engineers, 1 Electrical Engineer, 3 Controls Engineers, and 1 Fluid Power Engineer, worked together to design the 1.0" leveler and shear. 

    The weight of the leveler is just over the weight of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

    The machinery, weighing over half a million pounds, required 11 truckloads when shipped to its destination. 

    The driveway at the north end of our assembly facility was extended in order to allow access for a truck that was long enough to ship the leveler main frames.

    The 8,200,000 lbs. of force is nearly equal to the total force of all the Space Shuttle’s rockets combined. 

  • Athader and Samuel Nelson Technology are pleased to announce a new Strategic Bidding Agreement. Both parties will jointly market and sell push-pull, semi-continuous and continuous pickling lines on a global basis, excluding North America.

     With Athader’s innovative strip handling equipment technology and Samuel Nelson’s process technology experience in designing and operating pickling lines, the combined expertise makes our partnership an ideal combination as a supplier of steel pickling lines.

     Athader – Coil Processing Lines has been a supplier of process line equipment for over 25 years. With its beginnings in the Spanish market it has grown to now have a global market presence. In the area of Slitting and CTL-Lines, Athader has over 300 installations. In 2013 Athader and The Bradbury Group became joint venture partners which allowed for the further growth of Athader in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, sales and service in addition to use of Bradbury’s e-Drive® leveling technology for flatness control and energy conservation. Today, we provide a full range of services from complete turnkey processing line installations, upgrades and customer service. The main markets for Athader include the South America, Europe and Australia with a plan to expand into these markets with Push-Pull Pickling Technology.

    For more information, visit http://www.athader.com

     Samuel Nelson Technology have designed and built over 82 complete Process Systems and revamps for a variety of pickling lines worldwide. What separates Samuel Nelson Technology from other pickling line manufacturers is that they also own and operate toll push-pull pickling operations in Canada and the United States. This creates a unique opportunity for developing leading-edge innovations in energy conservation, environmental awareness, improved process efficiencies and overall lower operating costs.

    Samuel Nelson Technology can provide a full range of services from complete turnkey pickling line installations and revamps of existing pickling operations, to consulting and spare parts. Samuel Nelson Technology has engineered, designed and built pickle lines for over 45 years and is considered an industry leader. Samuel Nelson Technology is based in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit http://www.nelsonsteel.com

  • To best serve the growing Insulated Metal Panel Industry, The Bradbury Group offers complete Insulated Metal Panel production lines. The Bradbury Co., Inc., located in Moundridge, KS, designs and manufactures uncoilers, coil handling equipment, roll formers, double belt conveyors, and flying saws for the IMP industry. Additional specialized Group manufacturing facilities include punch and die tooling from Marion Die & Fixture in Kansas, control integration from Beck Automation in Missouri, and rotary embossers from Alliance Machine and Engraving in Virginia.

    Bradbury manufactures continuous and discontinuous sandwich panel lines using EPS, Mineral Wool, PIR/PUR, and flexible backing. Our continuous lines offer entry coil handling to exit-end packaging, utilizing preconditioning of the incomingmaterial with precision leveling and rotary embossing. Whether for the garage door market, commercial buildings, cold storage, or the HVAC industry, Bradbury can meet your requirements.

    Bradbury’s discontinuous panel production lines for polyurethane-filled panels include insulated wall and roof building panels, garage doors, entry doors, and refrigeration coolers. Discontinuous plants allow for fast and flexible color and profile changeovers of insulated panels.

    With years of insulated metal panel equipment installed around the world, The Bradbury Group is a single source supplier of the most technologically-advanced insulated metal panel production lines available. Call us at +1.620.345.6394 to learn more or email us at bradbury@bradburygroup.com.


 Products

  • Athader Double Eccentric Slitter Heads
    Athader’s double eccentric slitter head produces a clean strip edge with minimal penetration, enhancing the edge quality of cut strips and reducing wear on the slitter knives and motor....

  • Athader’s double eccentric slitter head features a larger arbor size than typical slitters and holds a consistent pass line creating an enhanced, clean cut in the strip.  Slitting with virtually zero penetration allows for superior edge quality, significant less strip deformation, reduced knife traction marks, and tighter slit width tolerances. This in turn prolongs the life of the knife and stripper ring, diminishes slitter induced camber, and lessens the wear on the machine – specifically the bearings, gear box and motor. The double eccentric slitter head produces virtually no rejects due to poor edge quality. A member of The Bradbury Group, Athader’s technologically advanced slitting lines offer precision automatic double eccentric slitter heads, automatic tension control, automatic coil loading and automatic tooling exchange systems.

    With hundreds of lines worldwide, our customers recognize The Bradbury Group as a cutting-edge technology leader. We employ 650+ people, have 10 manufacturing facilities around the world, and engineering facilities in the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada, and Spain.  To learn more about our Coil Processing capabilities or find additional information about the companies within The Bradbury Group, our products and integrated manufacturing systems, visit www.bradburygroup.com , call 620.345.6394, or email bradbury@bradburygroup.com. Experience the advantages of The Bradbury Group. 

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