Pangborn has a rich history of driving innovation throughout the shot blasting industry – from Germany, to the United States, to Asia.
Our shot blast and surface preparation solutions are designed to get the job done. The durability and reliability of our equipment is the result of proprietary materials, innovative thinking, patented designs, and manufacturing processes paired with nearly 150 years of experience and expertise in a variety of industries. The diversity and flexibility of our solutions enable us to serve customers who are looking for comprehensive, turn-key solutions, as well as those who have very specific, a la carte needs.
Pangborn has worked to bring together best-in-class surface preparation companies through the acquisitions of industry leaders such as Berger Strahltechnik, Vogel & Schemmann (V+S), and Shotblast Engineering Services (SES). The culmination of these companies is the Pangborn of today — bringing a greater level of scale, resources, and capabilities to a wide variety of industries and brands throughout the world — all while preserving our unwavering commitment to deliver performance beyond expectation.
Berger Maschinenfabrik (steel foundry) founded by Theodor Berger in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
Vogel & Schemmann AG founded by Adolf Vogel Jr. and Emil Schemmann in Hagen, Germany.
The Pangborn Corporation founded by Thomas W. Pangborn in Hagerstown MD, USA
Pangborn develops the process known as sandblasting
Pangborn pioneers the use of metal abrasives to replace sand
Berger Strahltechnik begins manufacturing blast machines
Milan based Invictus (later Pangborn Europe) starts importing and selling Pangborn shot blasting machines
Pangborn develops fully automated machines for auto engine castings; offers first foundry sand reclamation and conditioning machines
Shotblast Engineering Services Ltd. (SES) founded in 1972 in Hale Cheshire
Pangborn introduces WATER HEATERS AIRBLAST MACHINE
Pangborn opens a sales, parts and service operation in the UK
Pangborn Europe obtains ISO 9001 Quality Certification, updated to the 9001:2015 version in 2016
Pangborn introduces CONTINUOUS BARREL MACHINE
Pangborn introduces STRIP DESCALER
Pangborn moves its headquarters from Hagerstown, MD to Fairburn, GA just outside of Atlanta
Pangborn introduces the Genesis family of wheels
Pangborn acquires Pangborn Europe, Vogel & Schemmann Maschinen GmbH, and Berger Strahltechnik GmbH, forms The Pangborn Group
Pangborn acquires Shotblast Engineering Services Ltd. (SES)
Pangborn opens a sales office in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
United Generations acquires the Pangborn Group
Pangborn opens world class Customer Technology Center at its Fairburn, Georgia headquarters.
Pangborn provides superior shot blasting equipment and surface preparation solutions. Our sales, engineering, and service teams design best-in-class solutions, parts, and service that help our customers drive operational excellence, realize improved total cost of ownership, and increased profitability.
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