Founded in 1962 in Nordrach, Germany, JUNKER Group has grown into the leading manufacturer of high-speed cubic boron nitride (CBN) grinding machines in the world. The company has come far since Erwin Junker founded it in an old grain mill in the Kinzig Valley of Germany’s Black Forest. Today, it provides everything from individual machines to complete production lines based on customers’ precision grinding needs.
“The company began with the creation of a specialty machine for tool grinding,” says Horst Zemp, president and CEO of Erwin Junker Machinery Inc. in Elgin, Ill. “In the 1980s, we changed direction and started focusing on the automotive industry mainly with shaft grinding. In 1985, Mr. Junker invented our QUICKPOINT, or peel grinding, technology, which increased our business worldwide. Soon after, we entered into the cam shaft and crank shaft grinding space.”