Telsmith History


Telsmith, Inc. was founded over one hundred years ago to manufacture a new type of rock crusher for the aggregate industry. Today, Telsmith is still connected with its heritage, delivering new crushing and screening solutions to help meet the growing demand for mineral processing equipment around the world.In 1987, Telsmith was acquired by Astec Industries, a leader in asphalt plant technology. Telsmith formed the cornerstone of what would grow to become the Astec Aggregate and Mining Group. Today, Astec is the largest supplier of aggregate processing equipment in North America.

Telsmith, Inc. serves the global mining and aggregate industries with crushing and vibrating equipment, modular stations, and portable plants through integrated solutions designed to improve efficiency, profitability, and safety.  A global network of dealers and factory representatives are available to provide the right solution for aggregate, mining, industrial, or recycling needs, as well as the parts and service to keep Telsmith products running for decades.


• Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers.

• Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business.

• Respect for all individuals.

• Preserving entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and focus through decentralization.

• Safety, profit and growth as means to ensure success of the company.

Our Mission Statement:

"To grow and prosper by designing, manufacturing and selling the most innovative, productive, reliable and safe equipment for the industries we serve, coupled with unparalleled customer service."