A world leader in all aspects of surface preparation

The SPE company was founded in 1983 and to this day remains a family owned business.

Our vision was to develop an organization that would be a world leader in all aspects of surface preparation. We were the first company to use the terminology Surface Preparation Equipment, this term becoming the foundation of the group.

SPE began with the design and manufacture of the original 20ES Autoblast machine. This equipment was initially used to provide an on site service for the construction, industrial flooring and petrochemical industry. The technique of totally enclosed shot blasting used with this system quickly became the recognized method for preparing concrete and steel surfaces. Over the years the SPE range of equipment has developed into the largest available from a single source worldwide.

The SPE Group operates from a purpose built facility covering 5 acres in rural Lincolnshire in the centre of the UK, and today enjoys the position as one of the market leaders in the Surface Preparation Industry.

The SPE brand is recognized worldwide and the company has gained an enviable reputation for providing the complete surface preparation solution.




Bartell Logo

Bartell began to manufacture concrete finishing power trowels for the local construction industry in the mid 1960’s and quickly became the dominant supplier to the Canadian market.

Morrison Logo

Morrison is still the only aluminum bolt screed on the market. They were bought and operated by Terex in 1999, until Morrison merged with Bartell in the 2007 acquisition.

Innovatech Logo

For years, Innovatech has been world-renowned for its high-quality concrete floor grinder and Ride on Floor Scraper, the Terminator.

SPE Logo

SPE began with the design and manufacture of the original 20ES Autoblast machine. This equipment was initially used to provide an on-site service for the construction, industrial flooring, and petrochemical industry.

Contec NA Logo

Contec NA was acquired by Bartell Global in 2015 from Contec Germany. All of Contec Products are still manufactured in Germany resulting in high-quality surface prep equipment.