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Ajax/CECO/Erie Press

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Ajax/CECO/Erie Press (ACE), a subsidiary of ParkOhio, is a leading provider of industrial forging and metal-forming equipment. The organization's vast expertise is backed by a legacy of nearly 150 years in the industry.  

With the combined experience, expertise, and resources of three of the most respected and iconic forging or forming companies in the world — Ajax Manufacturing, Chambersburg Equipment Company (CECO), and Erie Press Systems -- they are North America’s largest and longest-running supplier of forging machinery, equipment, and parts. 

The ACE operations are based in Erie, Pennsylvania, where they continue to uphold a tradition of American craftsmanship and engineering excellence. ACE is dedicated to delivering only the highest quality products and services to its customers. Its stringent quality management systems align with international standards, ensuring consistent delivery of products that satisfy both customer and regulatory requirements. 

The ACE commitment to innovation, efficiency, and quality has established them as a trusted partner across numerous sectors. This commitment, combined with their superior technical knowledge and customer service, continues to drive their status as industry leaders.

Product Snapshot

ACE stands at the forefront of industrial technology with a diversified array of product lines including Forging Presses, Carbon Extrusion Presses, Compression Molding Presses, Powder Compacting Presses, SPF/Hot Forming Presses, and Stretch Forming Presses. Catering to industries such as aerospace, defense, automotive and more, ACE's machines showcase exceptional durability, reliability, and performance. 

With a robust suite of equipment, ACE excels at providing customized solutions to meet their clients' unique needs and aspirations. ACE machines, capable of handling various production volumes, offer flexibility that aids our clients in optimizing their processes and cost-efficiency.  

ACE takes pride in delivering high-quality, high-performance equipment. All the equipment is designed and built leveraging the latest advancements in industrial technology.  

The ACE internationally compliant quality management systems ensure the equipment they manufacture aligns with clients' specifications. Their team of seasoned professionals collaborates closely with clients, delivering tailored solutions that match their operational demands and strategic goals. 


Forging Presses

Carbon Extrusion Presses

Compression Molding Presses

Powder Compacting Presses

SPF/Hot Forming Presses

Stretch Forming Presses


Preventative Maitenance Programs

Equipment Health Checks

Stocking Programs

Rebuilds and Remanufactures


Ajax/CECO/Erie Press

ParkOhio Case Study

Explore the strategic merger of Ajax, CECO, and Erie Press by ParkOhio, creating ACE, North America's largest OEM of forging and forming equipment, parts & service.

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Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Careers

ACE actively seeks to bring proficient and gifted individuals on board to become part of their varied and acclaimed team.

Contact Ajax/CECO/Erie Press

Ajax/CECO/Erie Press
1253 W 12th ST
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: (800) 451-2326