Winbro Group Acquires Flexible Grinding Centre (FGC) Technology From Hardinge Inc.

07 December, 2012

Winbro Group Technologies is pleased to announce the aquisition of Bridgeport's FGC product from Hardinge Inc. This acquisition will allow Winbro to offer high precision multi axis grinding systems, complimanting their class leading systems for cooling hole machining.

Over the last couple of years, Winbro and Hardinge have worked closely together to offer the Turbine Market complex, comprehensive solutions and this acquisition is a natural progression of that relationship and continues Winbro's expansion into this market.

Already a user of FGC, this acquisition will add to Winbro's capability to develop manufacturing solutions for complete Turbine Blades and Vanes through its Nadcap approved component manufacturing facilities in its Leicestershire and South Carolina operations.

Winbro supplies class leading High Speed EDM and Laser systems for the machining of cooling holes, forms and features in complex turbine components. Winbro is unique in the industry as it provides systems as well as component manufacturing support to their top customers - providing a "one-stop-shop" for advanced solutions in the manufacturing of Turbine Blades and Vanes as well as other gas turbine components.

Winbro's Managing Director, Robert Folwell stated "Winbro's position in the Turbine market place has taken a huge step forward. We are very excited about the expanded capabilities the FGC brings to Winbro and our customers."

Harding FGC Product - Acquired by Winbro