Leading surface preparation technology


Established in 1908


Over 30000 installed surface preparation machines

Wheelabrator is a world leader in surface preparation technology, offering a complete range of airblast and wheelblast solutions.

Both applications of surface preparation (the bringing of an abrasive into contact with a metal surface) are offered by Wheelabrator:

  1. Centrifugal propulsion of the abrasive (wheelblast)
  2. Pneumatic propulsion of the abrasive (airblast)

Broadest Industry Offer

Wheelabrator, as a world leading surface preparation company, offers a complete range of equipment, services and parts.

Leading companies in the foundry, automotive, aerospace, energy, marine, rail, construction and many other industries have used Wheelabrator Group’s products and services to improve productivity and profitability for over 100 years.

With approximately 15,000 active customers in nearly 100 countries, Wheelabrator continues to use the experience of having the largest installed base in the industry to deliver the best solution for the customer.

Wheelabrator’s approach to solving customers’ operating challenges is unique in the industry. Using insight gained from thousands of different applications across a variety of different industries, Wheelabrator’s technical experts work closely with customers to design specific solutions to meet their operating needs.

This approach has been so well received by the market that approximately two‚Äźthirds of Wheelabrator’s surface preparation equipment sales are custom engineered to the precise specifications of the customer.

The remaining third are standard items which incorporate the same level of Wheelabrator quality and reliability, but can be delivered more quickly at a competitive price.

Local Support

Designing and installing the equipment is only half of the challenge. Supporting the customer’s machine in the field is the other half.

Currently operating from strategically located service centres, Wheelabrator provides a global network of technicians and service engineers in almost 100 countries.

This approach enables Wheelabrator to provide around the clock support for the customers’ original equipment investment as well as valuable expertise in support of the customers’ changing requirements over time.

Tradition of Innovation

Since introducing the original wheelblast technology in 1932, Wheelabrator has committed itself to differentiating its offer through thought-leadership in design and manufacturing.

Wheelabrator offers a comprehensive range of surface preparation technologies, parts and services and stands ready to improve our customers’ productivity and profitability.

  • 1908 year of establishment
  • 29,500 installed surface preparation machines