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Company History

The Bronx Group’s Company History

Being in business for over 80 years is a testament to our people and our products. We design, engineer and manufacture products that will last for decades to come. We ensure that our service matches our quality products, and we continue to serve many markets around the globe. We are proud of our history and look forward to opportunities to continue to deliver our products and services in years to come.


The Bronx Group of Companies – The Bronx Brand

1940 – Bronx Engineering was founded in Lye, West Midlands of England by two English engineers, Bryan Crosthwaite and John Folkes.

The “Bronx” name was born after Bryan Crosthwaite visited the Bronx, in New York, USA. Looking for a name for his new company he felt that “Bronx” offered a strong, resilient name that would suit his business well.

Bronx initially manufactured iron stoves. During the 1940s, Bronx produced roll benders, guillotines, shears, bar and tube straighteners, spade and hoe mills and then moved into press brakes (from 1945) for which it became world renowned.

Bronx UK Spade Mill Bronx UK Tube Straightener Bronx UK Edging Line

1950s – 1960s

During the 1950s and 60s, the emergence of service centres in the UK prompted Bronx to develop process lines, initially with a local customer base, for shears and guillotines.

As its reputation for cut to length lines grew, the business, technology and Bronx’s reputation developed, resulting in over 300 lines being supplied worldwide to date.

A complimentary range of slitting lines was also developed in conjunction with the growing demand for cut to length and service centre equipment. This also provided significant business volumes with over 200 lines supplied to date.

Bronx UK Slitting Line Bronx UK early management Bronx UK - Old Works 150pc


1970s – 1980s

1970 – First Continuous Colour Coating Line built. For Kockums Jernverk, Sweden.

1973 – Bronx Engineering UK and an American Company Taylor – Wilson establish a co-licensing agreement to access new markets and to better use each other’s technology (Tube and Bar products).

1975 – First Continuous Galvanising Line built at Federal Iron Works, Malaysia

1989 – Bronx International (Australia) Pty Ltd founded to service Asia and Oceania


1990s – Present Day

2001 – Bronx/Taylor Wilson was formed, acquiring assets from Taylor-Wilson and Bronx Engineering Tube and Bar. Bronx Engineering and Bronx/Taylor Wilson continue to liaise with each other for spares parts sales.

2001 – Bronx Engineering Pty Ltd South Africa is opened as a subsidiary of Bronx Engineering UK

2011 –  Bronx Process Technologies, s.r.o,  the manufacturing facility of The Bronx Group is established in Slovakia

2013 – Bronx Thermal Solutions established

2015 – The Bronx Group celebrates 75 years in business.

2020 – The Bronx Group celebrates 80 years in business.