Blastrac company history already spans over a hundred years. In 1906 the American Foundry Corporation was established in the United States. This forerunner of Blastrac created a name for itself with the Wheelabrator machine, a static large machine with a number of wheels that threw the abrasive at the work to be processed, this being an alternative to the compressed air type of blasting that was in current use at that time, this process gave a significant production increase for industry, especially in foundry applications.
1906: American Foundry Corporation established
1932: Success for the Wheelabrator
1978 sees the invention of the shot blasting machine, the first portable blasting machine. The American Foundry Corporation markets its own line of portable shot blasting machines under the brand name Blastrac. The company rapidly becomes market leader. In the 1980's Blastrac starts it own production in Europe.
1978: Blastrac launched as brand name
1980: Production in Europe
2004: European head office moves to Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.
In 2004 the Blastrac organisation is centralised in Nieuwegein in the Netherlands. Nieuwegein is also the seat of the head office of Blastrac Europe. All elementary corporate processes, such as finance, logistics, R&D, acquisition, sales and production are thus centralised under one roof. This gives Blastrac the advantage of short organisational lines, better communication and greater flexibility.
In 2005 Blastrac is established as a separate company, with sales offices in France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom. In 2006 Blastrac opens a production, sales and logistics branch in Poland. In 2008 Blastrac opens a sales offices in Dubai.
Currently Blastrac is a multinational organisation that employs around 170 people worldwide. Apart from that, Blastrac has a global network from 70 distributors around the world. Blastrac also has a global network of around 80 suppliers. With its unequalled production line the organisation has seen a massive geographical expansion over the last years. Various new markets are catered to.