About Grinding | Ultra Precision
Fives designs and supplies ultimate grinding solutions for precision component manufacturers in a broad range of industries.
The Group and its Grinding | Ultra Precision dedicated teams - around 650 people in Germany, Italy, the U.K. and the United States - offer a complete range of grinding machines, plus a comprehensive line of systems, grinding accessories and service/support programs.
Known worldwide for leading-edge automotive camshaft and crankshaft processing systems, Fives is also a leader in centerless grinding and disc grinding processes as well as lean and flexible CNC grinders for a wide range of shaft-type components for various industries.
With a strong legacy based on 4 major names on the market – Cranfield Precision, Giustina, Landis, and Landis-Bryant and more than 200 years of expertise developing pioneering solutions in close partnership with customers, Fives is recognized as the leading provider of grinding and ultra precision solutions – a partner that helps customers maximize operational performance.
From system design to installation and throughout the product’s lifecycle, Fives proposes the best solution to the customer and executes projects as a true partner. It is a value-added resource, with a global presence, an unrivalled expertise, and decades of experience of understanding and adapting to customers’ needs.
Grinding, a tradition for precision leaning on 2 strong brands and 3 historical companies
GERMANY, Fives Landis GmbH (former Ernst Polack GmbH)
Based in Stuttgart, Ernst Polack GmbH became Fives Landis GmbH in 2016 joining the Grinding | Ultra Precision business line.
Fives Landis GmbH has been offering the exclusive sales and service for the Landis grinding machines in Germany since 1958, and is now offering the entire portfolio, including Giustina and Landis-Bryant grinders, as well as Cranfield Precision ultra-precision machines.
ITALY, Fives Giustina S.r.l. (former Cinetic Giustina S.r.l.)
Located in San Mauro Torinese/Turin, Fives Giustina has been offering a wide and exhaustive range of high precision grinding machines for all kind of grinding needs for nearly a century.
Fives Giustina designs and builds high production and special grinders, based on its long and constant cooperation with the biggest names in national and international industry. The result is a unique integrated know-how and quality, which is confirmed by obtaining Fords Q1 Preferred Quality Award and DIN 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and 18001:2007 – certificates and satisfied customers with over 2,000 machines installed worldwide.
The UK, Fives Landis Ltd (former Cinetic Landis Ltd)
Fives Landis Ltd is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of high precision grinding machinery for the automotive industry.
On the site of the existing factory, there has been a manufacturing facility for approximately 200 years.
The Cross Hills facility has been honored to receive three separate Queens Awards for Industry, Export and Technological Achievement – the most significant in recognition, in producing the industries first production CNC Cam Lobe Grinding Machine of which over 1,000 have been shipped.
The UK, Cranfield Precision, a division of Fives Landis Ltd. (former Cinetic Landis Ltd)
Located in Bedford / London, Cranfield Precision® has 48 years experience in precision machine design and manufacture of world beating high precision machine tools.
The business area encompasses ultra precision machine tools, precision measuring systems and custom designed special purpose machines.
The strong links to university research groups and trade associations give to Cranfield Precision® the capacity to undertake projects ranging from R&D, process consultancy to complete machine design and manufacture.
The U.S.A., Fives Landis Corp. (former Cinetic Landis Corp.)
Based in Hagerstown, MD, Fives Landis Corp. is the most experienced manufacturers of cylindrical, centerless and disc grinding machines and solutions.
Landis pioneered “chase the pin” or orbital grinding technology to provide a new level of flexibility and precision in finish grinding of automotive and diesel camshafts and crankshafts. The technology is applicable wherever high-speed interpolation and high stiffness are required in the grinding system.