German quality made in the USA

115 dedicated and highly-skilled employees design and manufacture roll grinders and lathes in Ford City, Pennsylvania. The spacious US-based production area of 7,525 m2 (81,000 ft2) offers an ideal environment for the highly precise manufacturing of all machine components. Whether it is mechanical or electrical engineering, machining services, fabrication services, mechanical or electrical assembly, at Herkules USA, everything takes place in-house. A comprehensive range of lathes, milling and grinding machines, along with measuring devices, many of which are developed within the group of companies, guarantee manufacturing to the highest quality standards.

With many years of metals and roll machining market experience, the HNA/HUSA sales staff is well equipped to respond to customer needs. The American engineers and technicians are trained at the German production companies. Their wealth of experience guarantees reliable manufacture and assembly of all machine tools according to customer requirements. Continuous staff training ensures that the engineers are always on top of technological developments and able to quickly adapt to clients’ demands.


Maximilian Thoma, Michael Lütkenhaus

Head of Production

Johannes Scheiffarth

Service and Spare Parts Contact

Charles Hinterberger

Senior Sales Vice President

Michael Chociej, Jr.

Sales Representatives

Michael Chociej, Jr. (East/Southeast)

Robert Klingensmith (Northeast, Canada)

Tim Hiller (South)

Eric Klenner (Midwest, Mexico)

Sales Consultant

Howard Adams

On October 8, 1985, Christoph Thoma founds Herkules USA (HUSA) in Memphis, Tennessee. Eleven years later, the company acquires RD&D in Erie, Pennsylvania. The sales company Herkules North America (HNA) and HCC/KPM, manufacturer of machine controls, are also headquartered here. In 1999, Herkules merged with Kube & Plekker Microsystems (KPM), an industry known supplier of roll grinder control & measuring systems, based in Ford City, Pennsylvania. Today, Herkules USA specializes in manufacturing new roll grinders and new roll lathes, and in the modernization of older machines. Herkules USA can offer a wide range of machine modernizations, from electrical and control upgrades to complete machine manufacturing, regardless of the OEM.

Herkules is the origin of the internationally active HerkulesGroup headquartered in Siegen, Germany. Around the world, 1,500 dedicated and highly-skilled employees develop and produce innovative heavy-duty machine tools in the areas of milling, boring, turning, grinding and texturing.

All group companies are independently managed. Synergies are exploited and used to the customer’s advantage. These production companies are members of the HerkulesGroup:

  • Herkules
  • Herkules Meuselwitz
  • Herkules USA
  • WaldrichSiegen
  • RSGetriebe
  • PowerSparks
  • SBA mechatronics
  • Deutsche Maschinen India

In addition, HerkulesGroup has a sales and service network with offices in all major markets around the world:

  • Beijing, China
  • Kolkata, India
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Shanghai, China
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Vitòria, Brazil
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