Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrates 60 years
Bunting Magnetics Co. first storefront

Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrates 60 years

Aug. 3 marks the company’s 60th anniversary supplying magnetic equipment to the recycling industry, among others.


Aug. 3, Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kansas, celebrates its 60th business anniversary. The company designs, manufactures and sells magnetic equipment used in separation, detection, conveyor systems and printing cylinders. Bunting serves the food and pharmaceutical, plastics, recycling, mining, printing, manufacturing, automotive, chemical, ceramics and textile industries, among others.

Walter F. Bunting founded the company in 1959 in Chicago. It has remained family-owned and family-operated ever since. Walter Bunting’s son, Bob Bunting, serves as the current president of the company, and Bob Bunting’s son, Robert Bunting Jr., serves as the general manager of the magnet materials division.

Both Bob Bunting and Robert Bunting Jr. express enthusiasm for the 60th anniversary of the company.

“I think it’s very exciting that we’ve been able to achieve 60 years in business as a private, family-owned company. It speaks very well to the dedication of our employees and the Bunting family as a whole,” says President Bob Bunting.

“Sixty years is a huge milestone that a lot of companies never make it to,” says Robert Bunting Jr. “We have a truly incredible employee base, and it’s incredible to reflect on all of the hard work that’s been done over the years—it really speaks to the legacy of the company.”

Bunting Magnetics operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in Berkhamsted, U.K.; DuBois, Pennsylvania; Elk Grove Village, Illinois; Newton; and Redditch, U.K.

The company says its products address unique challenges across a variety of industries. For example, in the metal recycling industry, the Stainless Steel Separation Conveyor has been designed to separate very slightly magnetized particles of stainless steel scrap, providing for higher purity separation of metals and increased profit. For plastics companies, Bunting Magnetics worked to develop the FF350 high-temp drawer magnet, which allows for metal separation in extremely high-temperature plastics manufacturing. Bunting equipment allows customers to overcome conditions that would otherwise prevent them from achieving the highest level of quality in their operations, the company says.

Bunting Magnetics’ in-house engineering team custom designs all the products the company sells, work with customers to determine their needs and developing a product that will suit the challenges of the industry they are working in and the materials they are handling. They also design equipment to fit within the existing layout of the customer’s facility, the company says. 

The company says it is looking forward to expanding its reach globally in the field of magnetic innovation and thanks its employees who have supported the company throughout its 60 years.