Hardinge Inc. Acquires Voumard

Voumard Internal Diameter (ID) Grinding Business is New Addition to the Hardinge Grinding Group.

ELMIRA, N.Y., November 14, 2014- Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions and accessories, has acquired the assets of the Voumard Internal Diameter (ID) Grinding Business from Peter Wolters GmbH in Rendsburg, Germany.

Voumard was founded in Neuchatel, Switzerland nearly 70 years ago and is a global leader in the ID grinding market with more than 9,000 machine installations and 2500 customers around the globe.  Acquired by Peter Wolters in 2005, it was subsequently moved to Germany in 2010.

Voumard is the most recent addition to the Hardinge Grinding Group which includes Kellenberger, Hauser, Jones & Shipman, Tschudin and Usach. Its products will be incorporated into Hardinge Grinding Group exhibitions and showrooms in 2015.  Current Voumard customers will receive uninterrupted parts and service support, according to Hardinge.

“The Voumard ID offerings by our Hardinge Grinding Group are a complement to our current product lines resulting in a complete spectrum of internal and external diameter cylindrical grinding solutions to provide our customers.  By incorporating it into our existing grinding businesses, Voumard customers can anticipate the same superior quality and technical support they have seen from our Kellenberger operations. This investment continues the Company’s strategy of growing through new product development and targeted acquisitions,” stated Mr. Rick Simons, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hardinge, Inc.

For more information about Voumard service, parts, and application engineering support, please call: 800-843-8801 or e-mail:


About Hardinge

Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard to machine metal parts and of technologically advanced workholding accessories.  The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength and broad product range to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable products Hardinge produces.  With approximately 67% of its sales outside of North America, Hardinge serves the worldwide metalworking market.  Hardinge’s machine tool and accessory solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportation.

Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise in high performance machining centers, high-end cylindrical and jig grinding machines, SUPER-PRECISION® and precision CNC lathes and technologically advanced workholding accessories.  Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company regularly posts information on its website: http://www.hardinge.com.

Hardinge Group products including Hardinge and Bridgeport CNC machine tools and grinders from the Hardinge Grinding Group are available from the following Morris Group, Inc. distributors: The Robert E. Morris Company, Morris Great Lakes, Morris Midwest, Morris South and Hegman Machinery.  


About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc.(www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns and operates fourteen divisions located throughout the eastern half of the U.S.  It supplies  CNC machine tools and related technology and services  to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company.