June 27, 2013: Kodak and Kingsbury announce agreement on touch screen sensors|
Kingsbury Corporation and Kodak have entered into an agreement to produce touch screen sensors - bringing production of a technology predominantly carried out in Asia back to the United States. This agreement puts Rochester on the map for a market that is predicted to grow to $32 billion by 2018. It also means more manufacturing jobs for Rochester - Kingsbury CEO Bill Pollock expects 40-50 new hires in the next year to support this effort, and up to two hundred within a few years.
Kodak will provide the thin film technology, chemicals and substrates for the process, and Kingsbury will design and build high speed, precision machines to rapidly scale up production. Kingsbury will begin by producing touch sensors on a pilot line, already in operation.
Kingsbury and Kodak held a joint conference at 3:00 pm today for media at the Kingsbury Manufacturing Center, 1600 Lexington Avenue. Kingsbury CEO Bill Pollock and Terry Taber, Kodak Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President were there to talk about the agreement and answer questions.|
See Press Release for more information.|
Custom Machine and Assembly Systems ... Concept to Completion
Kingsbury Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of premier special purpose assembly and test systems; custom rotary dial, inline transfer, and SPM machines; flexible machining centers; and web based (roll to roll) machines. For over a century, the Kingsbury name has been synonymous with quality, durability and reliability in a wide range of products for the automotive, appliance and aerospace industries, to name a few. Optimation adds Kingsbury to its family of companies providing complete engineering, machining and final machine assembly capabilities for assembly, machining, and web based manufacturing.
From ball screws to linear motors, Kingsbury adapts the world's leading technologies to produce agile manufacturing and assembly systems for global competition. Parts machined and assembled by Kingsbury systems are in the cars you drive, the jets you fly on, and in the appliances you use every day. When customers come to Kingsbury, they receive the solutions they need to produce the world's best products, including engine components, refrigerators, transmissions, brakes, lawn mowers, power tools, electric motors, steering systems, drivetrains and more. Over the last 118 years, Kingsbury machines have evolved from the simple Friction Drive Drilling Machine, which drilled axle holes in toy automobile wheels, to large rotaries 20 feet in diameter and straight line machines well over 100 feet long.
- Assembly & Test Systems
- Custom Rotary Dial, Inline Transfer, SPM's
- Flexible Machining Centers
- Web Based (roll to roll) Machines
- Discrete Part Machining (Low Volume)
- Large Part / High Bay CNC Machining
- Spare Part Programs
- Custom Service Plans
- Training Services
- Maintenance Programs
- Machine Remanufacturing
- Machine Conversions / Machine Retooling
- Installation Services
- Technical Support Service
- Documentation Services
Building on a century of American made creativity, quality, and durability
Since 1890, when it was founded, the Kingsbury Corporation has been manufacturing high-quality, durable products. In the early
years Kingsbury manufactured toys. These toys were of such high
quality that even today they are sought after by collectors and
museums. By 1916 Kingsbury had developed machine tool technology. One break-through after another enabled the company to become a leader in machine tool technology. Kingsbury's engineering and superior technology were the key factors in becoming
a world-class provider of rotary index machines, line indexing
machines and assembly systems. Founded in Keene, NH, Kingsbury grew and flourished to over 1,000 employees.
Today it continues to support an engineering
center in NH. The manufacturing center has been relocated to
Rochester, NY, capitalizing on the area's strong base of manufact
uring. The legacy of the Kingsbury Corporation as a world leader
in the design and manufacture of premier special purpose
assembly and test systems; custom rotary dial, inline transfer, SPM
machines, and flexible machining centers lives on. In 2012,
Kingsbury became part of the Optimation family of companies.
This addition has broadened the technologies that Kingsbury can
offer. Kingsbury continues to support the installed base of thousands of Kingsbury machines around the world. Daily, the
Kingsbury parts department processes and ships orders for parts.
Many Kingsbury machines have been in steady production for
decades, proving the durability of a Kingsbury product.
Kingsbury service technicians are also available to remanufacture
any Kingsbury machine, regardless of age, condition or
Using their proven designs, Kingsbury adapts the
world's leading technologies to produce agile manufacturing and assembly systems for global competition. Parts machined and assembled by Kingsbury
systems are in the cars you drive, the jets you fly on,
and in the appliances you use every day. For decades when customers came to Kingsbury, they received
the solutions they needed to produce the world's best products. This continues to be true today for manufacturers of engine components, refrigerators, transmissions, brakes, lawn mowers, power tools, electric motors, steering systems, drive trains and more.
With the change in ownership, Kingsbury became part of the
Optimation family of companies. An additional group of engineering competence was added, enabling Kingsbury to begin
manufacturing machines for the web-based manufacturing market.
Kingsbury, with the support of Optimation, is now able to provide
extrusion, conveyance, coating and converting machines for use
in manufacturing web-based products. Substrates of many types,
including paper, plastics, metal foils and glass can be conveyed,
coated and converted to finished products. While the design and
use is different than traditional Kingsbury machines, the quality,
durability and high level of craftsmanship remains the same as
that found in every Kingsbury product made over the past
century. Optimation maintains a media conveyance facility (MCF), where experimentation and proof-of-concept of Kingsbury designs can be verified prior to
production. Kingsbury's engineering and fabrication
capability continues to keep pace with the changing of today's manufacturers. Using American
creativity, technology and know-how, Kingsbury
continues as a world leader of agile manufacturing systems. The legacy line of Kingsbury lives on.
The new line of web-based technology is beginning to grow. Building on its history, Kingsbury is
focused on its future.