Founded in 1875, and originally located near Cleveland, Ohio, Ajax Manufacturing has been building world class forging machinery for over 145 years. In this time, over 7,000 Ajax machines (Presses, Wire Drawers, Forging Rolls and Upsetters) were built and put into production around the world. In 1996, Ajax acquired Chambersburg (CECO) intellectual property, and we became Ajax-CECO (a Park Ohio Company). Chambersburg had also been building over 3,000 of Hammers and Impacters since the late 1870’s. In 2018, Erie Press Systems joined Ajax-CECO and we are now known as Ajax/CECO/Erie Press and are located in Erie, Pennsylvania. ERIE Press Systems also has a long history, stretching all the way back to 1895 when the company originally began as the Erie Foundry Company. We have manufactured Hydraulic and Mechanical Presses for over 100 years and renamed the company ERIE Press Systems to reflect machinery roots. During this time, we have become the leading supplier of custom engineered forming equipment and not just the largest OEM of forging equipment, but the ONLY one in North America! As much as the original companies have changed, however, our values have remained constant. If you own forging equipment with these labels, including Ajax Manufacturing, Chambersburg, CECO or Erie, contact Ajax/CECO/Erie Press for parts and service!