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1872-2017, OVER 144 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

The Morgan Rushworth brand name has always stood for “Excellence" and still delivers consistently high quality machinery to discerning clients around the globe. From the very beginning to the current day, Morgan Rushworth has become known for setting new standards in the metalworking industry. We are very thankful for the continued loyalty of our customers and repay them by maintaining the same high standards which they have come to expect.

“From the start we have concentrated on innovation, relibility and quality; uncompromised values that have established the brand as a leader in our market.”

A Heritage to be Proud of

1872 and The Beginnings

1872 AND THE BEGINNINGS

In 1872 the Rushworth factory in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England began manufacturing plate working machinery. In 1906 in a small workshop in the West Midlands, the Morgan factory started manufacturing manual sheet metal machines. During the thirties the Morgan Company commenced a long association with the MOD and due to increased demand moved to larger premises in Lye, where the overcrank mechanical guillotine shear was developed. During the forties and fifties this was replaced with a undercrank design.

1872 and The Beginnings

THE SIXTIES AND JOINING FORCES

In 1960 further expansion took place with the purchase of the Providence St. Works, Lye, which became home for nearly half a century. Production included a full range of manual and powered box and pan folders, bending rolls, guillotine shears and pressbrakes. Meanwhile the Rushworth Company steadily grew with a program of continuous improvement, concentrating on large capacity bending rolls and shears. In 1972 the two companies merged to create Morgan Rushworth specialising in both sheet and plate machinery.

1872 and The Beginnings

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

The eighties and nineties was a period of consolidation with the centralising of all production in Lye and the introduction of a new range of hydraulic machines including the HBP folders still manufactured and in use throughout the world today. In June 2008 the company was acquired by the UK Machinery Group with a commitment to continue in the passionate development of traditionally high quality and reliable machines that have become synonymous with Morgan Rushworth. An exciting future awaits us...

“With todays ever evolving technology and the automation of so many manufacturing processes, we strive to constantly improve and develop machines that will exceed your needs and stand the test of time”

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