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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.

Team Work

Working together Makes us Better

Continuous improvement

Quality is Our Priority

Rich Heritage

Materials Processing Solutions since 1926





Years of Exprience




Satisfited Customers

Why John King should be the first choice partner for your organisation

  • Leading conveyor chain manufacturer since 1926,
  • British Manufacturing to the highest quality standards ISO 9001:2015,
  • Global Business,
  • Large stock holding with majority of parts available for immediate dispatch,
  • Complete in-house manufacturing capabilities including, laser and plasma cutting, fabrication, CNC machining and robot welding,
  • In-house technical design and product support team,
  • Long standing customer service support and back-up,
  • Site Service capability: Offering inspections, preventative maintenance and breakdown support,
  • All parts supplied with full manufacturers operational warranty,
  • All material certificated conforming to BS970 1991 or direct equivalent.

John King scope of supply

Since 1926 our manufacturing processes have benefited from decades of continuous research, development and improvement. Whether you are designing new equipment, replacing consumables or repairing damaged parts, our team will be able to offer the service and technical support required for optimum chain selection whilst maintaining best commercial advantage.

News and up and coming shows


16-19 July 2020

GEAPS Exchange 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


25-27 March 2020

International Trade Show for Forest Indusrty

Coronel, Chile

31 March 2020
Our priority since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak has been to ensure the wellbeing of all our employees. We have been actively implementing government guidelines throughout our global facilities, particularly those relating to social distancing, including in the UK […]
10 March 2020
Wow! Didn’t February just fly by?…it did for our Site Services team anyway who had another extremely busy month all over the UK. In fact, our core team covered almost 8,000 miles in one month (equivalent of driving from Lands […]
3 February 2020
Our dedicated Site Services team have gotten off to a flyer this January, completing various maintenance requests up and down the country. Starting off in North Devon, spending 4 days completing emergency maintenance following our thorough inspection work before heading […]
24 January 2020
This particular type in the photos is for proofer systems. Here We have prepared samples for our customers approval. We design, manufacture and supply all fast bake Stewart, Baketech and Lanham systems for both proofers and ovens. We have extensive […]

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Technical Sales Manager

Yorkshire & North East


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Main Products

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.

Precision Cutting in Leeds, Yorkshire

Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Flame Cutting

Robotically welded hard facing for 100% consistency and accuracy

Linking Up with John King

Partnership opportunities

Why linking up with John Kings could be the recipe for success?

Today JOHN KING offer the widest range of conveyor chains of any manufacturer which makes us unique in being able to offer an infinite number of chain types in a variety of materials and constructions for a multiplicity of industry mechanical handling applications: Cement, Asphalt and Mining, Sugar, Timber, Cereals, Palm Oil, Water Treatment, Bakery and Oven Chains.

As part of our new expansion strategy our aim is to develop relationships with qualified Distribution Partners to work together in developing the market place. The partner will have knowledge of the local market with existing customer base and local knowledge. In return JOHN KING can provide high quality products, competitive price levels for comparative quality, full technical support, product training, samples, brochures and access to a our own customer data base and Industry knowledge.

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