A Hardinge Company
One Hardinge Drive

Elmira, NY 14902

Fax: 800-843-8801

Hardinge acquired the Intellectual Property Rights and the sales and support services division of Bridgeport in early 2005. Now "Bridgeport" milling machines and machining centers are members of the Hardinge family of fine machine tools. Now, Bridgeport knee mills and machining centers are added to Hardinge's existing portfolio of brands and products, including Hardinge branded high precision lathes, Kellenberger cylindrical grinding machines, Hauser jig grinding machines, Tschudin high production cylindrical grinding machines, Hardinge branded collets, chucks, indexing fixtures and other industrial products. The Bridgeport brand continues and Hardinge will ensure continuity to Bridgeport's existing customers. Customers will be able to continue to use the existing phone numbers and contact people.

Hardinge already has an impressive portfolio of well-known brands and adding Bridgeport makes clear strategic sense. The addition of the Bridgeport product line further strengthens Hardinge's leading position in the global machine tool market.

Adding the Bridgeport brand to its portfolio means that Hardinge will significantly increase its presence in the Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centre market, supplementing its current offerings of vertical machining centres, along with its lathe, grinding and workholding sectors.

The staff at Bridgeport's Sales and Support Services Division include a highly capable application engineering design team, that has demonstrated an ability to develop innovative machining processes and machine tool products. They will be a valuable addition to the Hardinge family. Hardinge has had a business relationship with Bridgeport since 2002, manufacturing Bridgeport's knee mill products in the US and they have been very successful in reasserting Bridgeport's presence in the US market. As a result of this acquisition, Hardinge sales outlets across the world will now have access to Bridgeport's knee mill products.
  • Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
  • Milling Machines, Universal
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
  • Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
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