ABOUT US

ABOUT US

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JON BRANTINGHAM

CEO/OWNER

Jon Brantingham has been CEO and Owner of the BMF Group since 1994. Jon spent most of his childhood in Taiwan, where he learned to speak Chinese. After college he returned to Taiwan to work for his fathers company before starting Brantingham Manufacturing in 1994. Jon began taking exploratory trips into China in 1986 before moving to Shanghai in 2001 with his family. During Jon’s 20 years in Shanghai he has served on the boards of Concordia International School, Community Center Shanghai, CWEF, Global Leadership Summit, AGIF, and Home Sweet Home. Under Jon’s leadership, BMF has developed into a global company with offices and manufacturing facilities around the world. Jon is married to Judy and they are blessed with 5 kids. 

OUR STORY

OUR STORY

The Beginning

1963

Brantingham Family moved to Taiwan.

1979

Brantingham and Associates (BofA) was established by Jon’s father as a consulting company providing project and quality management services. 

1984

After graduating from Ohio University Jon joined BofA as a project and quality manager.  

1986

As China began to open its doors Jon started traveling regularly into China to establish relationships with manufacturers.

Establishing BMF

1994

Brantingham Manufacturing (BMF) was established in Hong Kong as a contract manufacturer of Industrial Hardware products.

1995

BMF Taipei Branch office was established to provide sourcing, quality control, and product development support for manufacturers in Taiwan.

1996

BMF Shanghai Representative Office was established to provide sourcing, quality control, and product development support for manufacturers in China.

2010

Brantingham Manufacturing  Shanghai (Trading Company) was established to provide full import and export capabilities from factories throughout China.

2012

Brantingham International (BI) was established as a platform to expand into new global markets.

2014

BMF Hydraulics was established in Virginia USA as a manufacturer and distributor of Hydraulic Cylinders for the scrap and waste industries.

Establishing Factories

As privatization began to develop in China in the late 90’s BMF saw an opportunity to set up its own factories.  Establishing our own factories enabled us to control quality, maintain confidentiality, and provide the most competitive pricing. 

1996

BMF Suzhou You yang was established as a machining, assembly, and testing factory for natural gas distribution products.

2000

BMF Suzhou You lin was established as a ductile and grey iron foundry.

2002

BMF Yantai You lin was established as a machine shop of slip on fittings and safety products. 

2012

BMF Taipei Foundry (CH) was established as a bronze and aluminum foundry, machine shop, and assembly facility for the electric utility products. 

New Ventures

2018

BMF New Zealand was established in Wellington New Zealand as a distributor of Kee Safety and BMF Hydraulics products.

2018

BMF Africa was established in Durban South Africa as an importer and seller of commodities (PET & Caustic Soda), preforms, Hydraulic cylinders, and recycled materials.

2018

BMF Africlear was established in George South Africa as a manufacturer and seller of preforms, bottles, and bottled water.  Water brands include Fountainiqua Spring Water and Aquaglo RO Water.

2020

BMF Zimbabwe was established in Harare Zimbabwe as a distribution center for commodities (Pet & Caustic Soda) and preforms.

2021

BMF Africa/Africlear Recycling Plant was established in George South Africa to recycle plastic bottles and to sell RPET (recycled material) throughout Southern Africa.

Business with Purpose

1994

Lighthouse Prison Ministry - BMF has been a key supporter of Lighthouse since its founding.  Lighthouse provides counseling and other services to foreign inmates at Taipei Prison.  BMF Taipei office sponsors an annual Christmas party to bring inmates some Christmas cheer.

2002 - 2021

Community Center Shanghai - BMF is an active supporter of CSS and Jon has served on the board since 2002.  CCS provides services to the International community which include counseling, classes, and charitable outreach events.

2020

BMF Foundation - was established in Hong Kong as the charity arm of the BMF Group.  The Foundation focuses on education and medical needs around the world.

2021

Newlands Retreat Center Foundation - was established in Harare Zimbabwe as a non profit.  Newlands manages a Christian retreat center in Harare as well as funding education and medical programs throughout Zimbabwe.