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Welcome to John King Chains

John King is a family-owned manufacturing company founded in 1926. The fifth generation of the family are now working in the business. The business is now focused on provision of a total supply package to the materials handling industry. Comprising chains and sprockets to conveyor systems and their eventual installation and maintenance.

The modern business employs best in class manufacturing techniques including CNC machining, Fibre laser technology and Robotics. This ensures highest quality, consistent and competitive product. Our people are at the heart of our Kingdom, constantly driving the business forward whilst showing commitment and dedication to make us the success we are.

Together we search for continuous improvement and product innovation.


Today JOHN KING offer the widest range of conveyor chains of any manufacturer this making us unique in being able to offer an infinite number of chain types in a variety of materials and constructions for a multiplicity of industrial mechanical handling applications.

As key part of our continuous research examination of process requirements, including optimum materials selection, heat treatment and the implementation of best techniques in production.

This is because we know that adopting the best quality chain components ensures the highest levels of availability and minimizes the possibility of unscheduled downtime.

Forged Chains

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Welded Steel Chains

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American Standard Engineering Chains

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Cast Chains

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Metric Chain M/FV Series

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Maxi Chains

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British Standard Conveyor Chains

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Rivetless Chains

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Transmission Chains

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Detachable Chains

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Plastic (Acetal) Chains

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At John King Chains we can provide sprockets relating to all chains in the master catalogue, we also pride ourselves in being able to provide specials to any customer requirements.

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High Manganese Wear Rail

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The standard recommendation for forged chain wear rail is manganese steel, an austenitic structure, offering unique work hardening properties.

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DAB Valves leading the way in British designed, engineered and manufactured Valves for the materials and solids bulk handling industry. With over 40 years industry expertise, and a global customer base of prestigious clients in multiple industry segments, covering a vast area of applications.

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Laser profiling

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John King Laser is a division of the long established Chain manufacturer. We are generally considered to be is one of the most progressive operations in precision cutting and processing of metal components in the market.

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Site services

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The John King Service Division employ a highly skilled team of Engineers solely dedicated to the Service & Maintenance of Bulk Material Handling Equipment.

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BulkMaster conveyors

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Unique features of King BulkMaster equipment offers best versatility in considering plant layout and adaptability in handling virtually all varieties of dry bulk materials.

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John King working with along established lubricants manufacturer, has developed an industry specific range of greases and oils, specifically developed, where lubrication is appropriate, to support the John King Chains products.

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Bakery systems

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John King creates a unique and best opportunity for Automated Bakery Businesses. This is undoubtedly the first time the Industry has had the unique opportunity to work with a single supplier for all requirements for new equipment spares and service.

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The John King Chains company supplies its products to a wide range of industries.


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Biomass and EFW Plants

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Theme Park

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Welcome to John King Chains

The John King Company was established in Leeds, England in 1926. Early success was achieved in the manufacture of mechanical handling equipment for the rapid mechanisation of the coal industry. In these early days conveyor chain was generally of cast link construction. The Company therefore has unrivalled experience in the production of highest quality cast link chains in ductile irons and steel under the “Climax Quality Brand”. JOHN KING are undoubtedly the world leaders in this range of conveying chains.

Rich Heritage

Materials Processing Solutions since 1926

Team Work

Working together Makes us Better

Continuous improvement

Quality is Our Priority

The experts at exporting

Unprecedented success in the development of export markets

Supplier of the Year 2022

Dedicated to ‘customers being King’
and our recontinutation of our ‘committed employees’





Years of Exprience




Satisfited Customers

News and up and coming shows

New Job Opportunity

Design Engineers, CAD Technicians

Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds


12-16 AUGUST 2024

70th PHILSUTECH Annual National Convention

Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines–events


13-15 AUGUST 2024

The 96th Congress of the South African Sugar Technologists’ Association

International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa


11-12 SEPTEMBER 2024

Resources & Waste Management Expo 2024

NEC Birmingham, UK


09-11 OCTOBER 2024

The 14th PALMEX Indonesia 2024

Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention, Medan, Indonesia


17-18 July 2024

Sugarex Vietnam 2024

Tan Son Nhat Pavillon Convention Center Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

28 June 2024
Theme parks are celebrated the world over for giving us fun, excitement, and even a little bit of fear. But while we queue, sometimes for hours, most people are unaware of the complex web of machinery that operates behind the scenes to ensure a safe, efficient, and of course, thrilling ride. In reality, few things are more important than conveyor chains […]
6 December 2023
Please note that the catalogues below are in PDF format and that you will need Adobe Reader to view this poster. To download a FREE copy of Adobe Reader, please visit Adobe’s website. If you would like to receive a free “2024 John King Maintenance Check List Wall Planner” in B1 size (680 x 980 mm), please send an email […]
23 October 2023
We are proud to announce that we have been honoured with the prestigious ‘Exporter of the Year 2023’ award at the Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA), BulkEx congress. An enormous thank you goes to our entire team, customers, suppliers and partners for making this possible. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence in exporting and significant contributions […]

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