| Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise


Download our free Specialty Function Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

Guyson Acquires Automated Blasting

Friday, November 22, 2013

More items for Surface Preparation

Comment | More

Blast equipment maker Guyson Corp. of U.S.A. is staking a new claim in the wet-blast field with the acquisition of Automated Blasting Systems Inc. of Windsor, CT, the companies have announced.

Guyson, founded in 1975, is part of UK-based Guyson International, a family-owned company founded in 1938 that is the largest independent manufacturer of blast finishing and aqueous degreasing equipment in Europe.

ABS / Guyson

ABS is a custom manufacturer of automated, semi-automated and manual wet blasting systems.

The acquisition brings ABS's extensive wet-blasting technology into Guyson's portfolio. ABS specializes in custom automated, semi-automated, and manual wet blasting system manufacturing.

Making the Move

All of ABS's work-in-process machines, spare-parts inventories, laboratory testing equipment, design engineering assets, intellectual property and customer files are being relocated to Guyson's headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY.

In addition, ABS Vice President and General Manager Richard Gillott has joined Guyson.

“We are excited about this significant expansion of our equipment offerings and the added growth potential of wet-blasting technology," Guyson Corp. President Steve Byrnes said in an announcement Nov. 6.

Guyson-Advanced-Programming Guyson-Advanced-Programming
Guyson Corp.

Guyson Corp.'s capabilities include advanced robot programming of custom blast equipment.

Besides sharing many of the same customers, the companies "share many of the same goals and are dedicated to providing leading-edge robotic and automated systems to customers around the world," Byrnes said.

About ABS and Wet Blasting

ABS has been a supplier of wet-blast machines to the aerospace, automotive, cutting tool, electronics, metal working and other industries since 1988. The company was formed as a result of purchasing the Vaqua product line from The Spadone Machine Co., which made the slurry-blast equipment for more than 40 years.

According to ABS, wet blasting predates the U.S. Civil War when lamp makers used it to stencil glass chimneys for oil lamps. The lamp makers "realized a finer etch and extended stencil life using a wet blast," according to ABS's website.

The smoother surface finish became more valuable in increasing the power and efficiency of the turbine engine in the 1930s and 1940s, the company said. Today, the technology serves a wide variety of industries.


Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Acquisitions; Guyson Corp.; Surface preparation; Wet abrasive blasting

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The ADI HD40 Dust Collector is a smaller, more economical way to meet/ exceed Industry standards. Watch the video for details on our website. 866.Call.ADI

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Minerals Research & Recovery

Sharpshot®XL is a new fast-cutting, low-dusting, cost-effective iron silicate abrasive. Call Patrick Conry: 502-552-5895 for details.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

NLB Corporation
Water Jets in Action

Video demo shows how
easily Vortex™ removes
coatings and more. Lawn-
mower-style water jet unit strips floors, ship decks, etc. quickly and keeps debris contained.

Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524

Axxiom Manufacturing
The Undisputed
Industry Leader.

Proven Innovation. Job Performance. Industry Training. Workplace Safety. Only Schmidt® abrasive blast equipment by Axxiom Manufacturing delivers it all!

Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail