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About Eriez

A simple permanent magnet installed in a grain mill in 1942 by founder O.F. Merwin began the Eriez legacy.

In 1941, Orange Fowler Merwin, or "O.F." as he was known, sold equipment to grain millers. The most common complaints heard from his customers were about "tramp iron" - stray pieces of metal such as bits of wire, nails and bolts, even horseshoes and hammers, that somehow found their way into the grain the farmers brought to the mills for grinding.

Merwin investigated a new magnetic alloy called "alnico" (a combination of aluminum, nickel, cobalt and iron), which possessed exceptional magnetic qualities, including peak magnetic strength up to 30 times that of cobalt steel. He devised a permanent magnetic separator in 1942, sold it to a grain miller and his company was on its way.

Today, through the Merwin family’s stewardship, the company has grown through continuous product innovation and worldwide expansion to a half-million square feet of manufacturing space and nearly 1,000 employees.

Eriez founder, Orange Fowler "O.F." Merwin with one of Eriez' first magnetic separators.

Eriez' Mission Statement


Using our fundamental principle, the Golden Rule, as a guide to build a worldwide organization that will give:

our customers high-quality products and services at a favorable price commensurate with good service before and after the sale; our associates the best possible job opportunity and work satisfaction; our suppliers every opportunity to sell their products and services in an atmosphere of courtesy, trust and fairness; our shareholders a reasonable continuing return on their investment; the communities in which we operate the benefit of our socially responsible conduct and support as a good corporate citizen. We will strive to conduct our affairs in such an efficient, capable, and friendly manner that everyone with whom we come in contact will be happy to be associated with us.

Eriez World Headquarters

Corporate Management


Chairman of the Board - Richard Merwin

President & Chief Executive Officer - Lukas Guenthardt

Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer - Andrew Olsen

Executive Vice President, Global Technology - Mike Mankosa, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Global Compliance, Legal & Human Resources - Grainne Blanchette

Vice President & General Manager, Eriez USA - Tim Gland

Vice President, International - Jaisen Kohmuench, Ph.D.

Global Senior Director, Marketing & Brand Management - John Blicha

Global Senior Director, Flotation - Eric Wasmund


Eriez Locations

World Headquarters and Eriez - USA Asbury Road Manufacturing

2200 Asbury Road

Erie, Pa. 16505

Phone: 814-835-6000

Fax: 814-838-4960



Eriez - USA Wager Road Manufacturing

1901 Wager Road

Erie, Pa. 16509

Phone: 814-835-6000



Eriez - Australia

21 Shirley Way

Epping, Victoria 3076


Phone: 61-3-8401-7400

Fax: +61-3-8401-4512




Eriez Flotation Division - Canada

7168 Venture Street

Delta, BC, V4G 1H6


Phone: 1-604-952-2300

Fax: 1-604-952-2312



Eriez - China- Tianjin

C2, No.10, 1st North XEDA Road

Xiqing Economic Development Area

Tianjin, 300380, P.R. China

Phone: 00-86-22-8390-4608

Products Consulting Hotline: 00-86-22-8390-4698 (Monday through Friday 8:00-16:30.)



Eriez - China - Qinhuangdao

No.9, Beijing M-Road(East Zone)

Development Zone

Qinhuangdao, 066206, P.R. China

Phone: +86-335-5086-009

Products Consulting Hotline: 00-86-22-8390-4698 (Monday through Friday 8:00-16:30.)



Eriez - Europe

Bedwas House Industrial Estate


Caerphilly, CF83 8YG

United Kingdom

Phone: 44-29-2085-5854

Fax: 44-29-2085-1314




Eriez - India

Door No. 1/1,

Ambattur-Vangaram Main Road

Athipet, Chennai 600058


Phone: 91-44-2652-5000

Fax: 91-44-2652-5005



Eriez - Japan

5-6, 2-Chome, Tekko-Dori

Urayasu, Chiba 279-0025


Phone: 81-473-546381

Fax: 81-473-547643




Eriez - Mexico

Fernando Montes de Oca #21

Tlalnepantla, Estado de Mexico

C.P. 54030


Phone: 52-555-321-9800

Fax: 52-555-565-9818



Eriez - South Africa

30 Innes Road (CNR Graniet Rd.), Jet Park Ext. 66 

Boksburg, Gauteng 

Phone: 27-11-444-9160

Fax: 27-11-444-9166




Document Download: Eriez All Products Overview

Document Download: Eriez Corporate Brochure

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Headquarters | 2200 Asbury Road | Erie, PA 16506
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