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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 Locations

Eriez Headquarters - USA

2200 Asbury Road

Erie, Pa. 16506

Phone: 814-835-6000

Fax: 814-838-4960



Eriez Wager Road Facility - USA

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

Workshop C2, No.10

Xeda North 1st Road

Xiqing Economic Development Area Tianjin, 300380 China

Phone: 00-86-22-8390-4608


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

Anhipet, 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, Jet Park Ext 66

Boksburg, Gauteng 

Phone: 27-11-444-9160

Fax: 27-11-444-9166



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 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.

Vice President, Global Flotation Business - Eric Wasmund, Ph.D.

Global Senior Director, Marketing & Brand Management - John Blicha



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Headquarters | 2200 Asbury Road | Erie, PA 16506
814.835.6000 | 800.345.4946