A History of Innovation
John A. Leone - CEO
Bonney Forge, founded in 1876, initially forged and finished hardware
for horse drawn wagons. The company’s product line, all requiring
metal working and machining, evolved during the first half of the 20th
century. The products included hand tools, military hardware and
commercial forgings. In the second half of the century the company
entered the fittings and valve markets with the introduction of the
Olet® fitting line. Subsequently complementary products were added
including forged steel fittings, forged steel valves and more recently
cast steel valves.
The company was privately owned until
1967, when it was sold to Gulf & Western Industries. Under Gulf
& Western, Bonney continued to produce valves and fittings at plants
located in the USA and Italy. Bonney Forge remained a Gulf & Western
company until 1984 when John Leone led a successful leverage buyout from
Gulf & Western. Since that time, Bonney Forge has remained a
private, closely held family owned company.
For more than a
century, Bonney Forge has achieved manufacturing excellence through the
detailed attention to customer’s needs and producing consistently
superior flow control products. Today, the Bonney Forge name is
synonymous with quality that exceeds all industry standards.