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146 Years of Shot Blasting Excellence

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.

Investing in Expertise

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.

Timeline

Pangborn's History of Innovation and Excellence

1873

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.

1891

1904

The Pangborn Corporation founded by Thomas W. Pangborn in Hagerstown MD, USA

Pangborn develops the process known as sandblasting

1904

1920

Pangborn pioneers the use of metal abrasives to replace sand

Berger Strahltechnik begins manufacturing blast machines

1935

1959

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

1970

1972

Shotblast Engineering Services Ltd. (SES) founded in 1972 in Hale Cheshire

Pangborn introduces WATER HEATERS AIRBLAST MACHINE

1995

1996

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

2000

2003

Pangborn introduces CONTINUOUS BARREL MACHINE

Pangborn introduces STRIP DESCALER

2005

2008

Pangborn moves its headquarters from Hagerstown, MD to Fairburn, GA just outside of Atlanta

Pangborn introduces the Genesis family of wheels

2009

2009

Pangborn acquires Pangborn Europe, Vogel & Schemmann Maschinen GmbH, and Berger Strahltechnik GmbH, forms The Pangborn Group

Pangborn acquires Shotblast Engineering Services Ltd. (SES)

2013

2014

Pangborn opens a sales office in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

United Generations acquires the Pangborn Group

2015

2019

Pangborn opens world class Customer Technology Center at its Fairburn, Georgia headquarters.

Pangborn: Making an Impact
A Leader in the Shot Blasting Solutions

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.

Pangborn and Genesis are registered trademarks of Pangborn.

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