January 31, 2022


Unison Ltd, the leading name in all-electric CNC tube bending technologies, has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Phillips Corporation – Federal Division (Phillips Federal) of Maryland USA.


Phillips Federal is the principal service provider and manufacturing partner to the United States Federal Government.

The agreement means that all US Federal Government requirements for tube bending, pipe bending and end forming machines, that are received by Phillips Federal, will be built by Unison Ltd in the UK and supplied by Unison’s Virginia-based North American division.

Phillips Federal’s John Murray

“Phillips Corporation – Federal Division is proud to partner with Unison Ltd,” comments John ‘JD’ Murray, Phillips Corporation Product Manager.

“Partnering with Unison Ltd allows us to provide our customers with the finest options available in the tube and pipe bending market.

“Their capability and track record with our European allies and international markets make them an integral part of our comprehensive machine tool offering to the US Department of Defense and US Government agencies.

“With right-first-time bending technologies, user-friendly dedicated controls and outstanding customer service, Unison Ltd demonstrated the uncompromising standards we demand.

“Additionally, thanks to their all-electric operation, Unison machines offer the highest levels of clean manufacturing, something that is exceptionally important to our customer base.”


“We are delighted to have been chosen by Phillips Corporation – Federal Division as their official provider of tube bending, pipe bending and end forming machinery for US Federal Government civil, military and aerospace applications,” adds Unison Ltd joint managing director, Alan Pickering.

“Our reputation as inventors of ultra-precise, all-electric tube bending machines was a major factor in Phillips Federal appointing us, as was our ability to purpose-build tube and pipe manipulation technologies for many of the world’s most demanding manufacturing applications.

“We are honoured that Phillips Corporation ­– Federal Division recognises the quality and capabilities of Unison machines and look forward to supplying the US Federal sector.”


Unison’s immensely powerful tube and pipe bending machines offer rapid setup, fast tooling changes, rigid mechanical design and clean, all-electric operation for right-first-time repeat bending, or immediately after producing a trial part.

These attributes make them ideally suited to specialist requirements for shipbuilding, aerospace (including traditionally difficult-to-bend exotic alloys), construction, agriculture, oil and gas extraction, food and chemical processing, mining, rail and transport applications.


Unison Ltd: intelligent tube technology

Established in 1973, Unison Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer of tube and pipe bending machines, offering the largest range of all-electric benders for diameters from 4 mm (5/32”) to 275 mm (10” schedule pipe).

With a reputation for building highly powerful, highly robust machines that deliver uncompromising levels of accuracy and repeatability, Unison Ltd continually innovates the tube and pipe bending marketplace.


The company manufactured the world’s first all-electric tube bender in 1994, followed by the world’s first all-electric multi-stack tube bender, then the world’s largest all-electric tube bender for the shipbuilding industry.

Available in single-stack, multi-stack and right/left varieties, Unison machines are delivered to more than 20 countries globally.

Unison’s tube bending software is recognised as the most user-friendly control system for tube bending machines.

The software is written and supported by Unison, ensuring complete control of its evolution, with no need for third party support.

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