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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.

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

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Bakery systems

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John King Ozarks is the union between John King Chains England and Ozarks Equipment Solutions, Arkansas USA. These two long established family businesses have combined to create the new force in supply of equipment and services to the Bakery Industry.

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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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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


27-29 September 2023

XVIII Reunión Técnica Nacional de Palma de Aceite

Centro Eventos y Convenciones Neomundo, Bucaramanga, Santander Colombia


17-18 October 2023

The Materials Handling Engineers Association’s annual Conference

Chesford Grange Hotel & Conference Centre in Warwickshire, UK

STAND C1.313

22-26 October 2023


Fairground Messe, München, Germany

13 March 2023
Forged chains have been used in various industries for centuries due to their strength and durability. Heating a metal bar until it becomes malleable, then shaping it into the desired shape by hammering or pressing. This process produces a dense, tightly packed structure, which makes the chain resistant to wear and tear and thus ideal for heavy-duty applications. Forged chains […]
24 October 2022
We are delighted to announce that John King Chains has won the prestigious ‘Supplier of the Year’ accolade at the annual Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) conference! To be recognised by the prestigious MHEA as the number one supplier within the materials handling industry is a fantastic achievement. One we thank our customers, suppliers, partners and all our employers for […]
20 September 2022
A Prayer for the late Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Gracious God we give thanks for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth for her faith and her dedictaion to duty. Bless our nation as we mourn her death and may her example continue to inspire us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen. I was asked by a customer in Ukraine “Dare […]

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