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150 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Morgan Rushworth has an enviable heritage. 

From humble beginnings in 1872 manufacturing plate working machinery, Morgan Rushworth has become a leading supplier of high quality, high performance, specialist sheet metal and fabrication machinery, built to exacting specifications and standards.

Top class machinery, combined with outstanding customer service and a warranty-backed product support package, has made Morgan Rushworth the machine partner of choice for metal fabrication, engineering and manufacturing businesses across the UK.

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BUILDING ON OUR HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE

The Morgan Rushworth name has always stood for excellent. 150 years on from the establishment of Rushworth and Co, Morgan Rushworth continues to set new standards in the metal fabrication industry.

From the belt driven section rolling machines of the 1870s to our state-of-the-art fully programmable XS fibre laser cutters of today, we continue to build on our heritage and values, ensuring our customers’ operations run productively free of concerns over downtime or service issues, day in and day out.

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  • 1872

    RUSHWORTH & CO ESTABLISHED

    In 1872 the Rushworth factory in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England began manufacturing plate working machinery.

  • 1906

    A.J.MORGAN & SONS ESTABLISHED

    In 1906 in a small workshop in the West Midlands, the Morgan factory started manufacturing manual sheet metal machines. 

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  • 1930s

    THE MORGAN COMPANY EXPANDS

    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.

  • 1940s

    Rushworth & Company help the war effort

    Rushworth & Company manufactured special bending rolls for the production of Anderson shelters used widely during the Blitz in World War II.

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  • 1950s

    CONTINUING INNOVATION

    Continuing their commitment to innovation, the Morgan overcrank mechanical guillotine shear developed in the 1930s were replaced with an undercrank design. Furthermore, the advent of better hydraulics and computer controls led to the production of their first hydraulic machines. Rushworth & Co were already participating in major exhibitions by this period.

  • 1960s

    BOTH COMPANIES CONTINUE TO GROW

    In 1960 further expansion took place with the purchase of the Providence St. Works, Lye, which became the Morgan Company 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.

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  • 1970s

    JOINING FORCES

    In 1972 the two companies merged to create Morgan Rushworth, a name that has become synonymous with the production of reliable, world-class sheet and plate machinery including their renowned sheet bending rolls and press brakes.

  • 1980s-90s

    FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

    The 1980s and 1990s were a period of consolidation with all production centralised in Lye. A new range of hydraulic machines was introduced, inlcuding the HBP folders still manufactured and in use throughout the world today.

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  • 2008

    AN EXCITING FUTURE

    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.

  • 2022

    150 YEARS

    Celebrating 150 years of trading in 2022, Morgan Rushworth continues to expand, adding the latest state-of-the-art machinery to the range, maintaining the highest levels of customer service and marking the start of the anniversary year with a new look website and logo.

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WHY MORGAN RUSHWORTH?

Our state-of-the art Morgan Rushworth press brakes, laser cutters, plasma cutters and guillotines, are comparable in precision, performance and longevity with the best in the market but at a more competitive cost. Our expert advice and outstanding service is provided as standard too. 

  • Innovative and technologically advanced options
  • Specialist advice on the right solution for every business
  • Live machinery demonstrations and hands-on buyer experiences in our UK showroom
  • Market-leading customer service at every step of the process, from specification to delivery and installation
  • Expert commissioning and service engineering team
  • In stock range and short lead times for manufacture
  • Two-year warranty on all Morgan Rushworth machinery
  • Fixed cost after sales and service packages
  • High performance, high value, cost effective, precision machinery and components, delivering productivity improvements, reducing downtime, waste and environmental impacts

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

  • “Easy to deal with and very straight talking. Also did exactly what was agreed - excellent service!”

    Customer Purchased... Morgan Rushworth HSW 60 Steelworker 415V
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  • “Great communications and well delivered”

    Customer Purchased... Morgan Rushworth SBT1250.12 Manual Folding Machine & MR DBR 1050/56 Manual Bending Rolls
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  • "Excellent delivery and installation"

    Customer Purchased... Morgan Rushworth BHGS 3100/10 Hydraulic Swing Beam Guillotine
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  • "Highly efficient and professional"

    Customer Purchased... Morgan Rushworth MBR 1250/90 Manual Bending Rolls & MR BP 2540/25 manual Box & Pan Folder
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