Hodge Clemco, incorporated in 1959, has developed into the leading company in the surface finishing industry. Part of the 100 year old Samuel Hodge Group, Hodge Clemco is part of a diverse engineering group, founded around the marine industry.
Initially, focused on our portable range of equipment and as sales agents for Wolverhampton Abrasives, the company rapidly grew from our humble beginnings. Over the years our products such as “Contractor“, “Craftsman”, “JBlast” and “Clemco” have become the trade names for quality and reliability.
Continuing with our commitment for quality, we were one of the first companies in our industry to gain ISO9001.
With its efficient design and innovative range of additions, the Clemco range of equipment quickly became market leader. To enhance market opportunities, a source of expendable blasting abrasives was required as a sand substitute since the use of sand in “sand-blasting” had been prohibited by law. A new company, Wolverhampton Abrasives Limited was formed between Hodge Clemco and James Bridge Copper Works (later to become I.M.I. Refiners). In 2008, Hodge Clemco acquired the full share stake in Wolverhampton Abrasives, fully incorporating the company in our day to day business activities.
With changing markets, the popularity of site blasting techniques has reduced in favour of fixed installations which can be environmentally controlled and ultimately offer lower running costs. Our early range of Enviraclean systems were developed to cater for this growing market. Our share has grown and our industrial range of equipment is now fully integrated into the Hodge Clemco family of products. The standard range of blast rooms, cabinets, recovery systems and dust extraction plant is backed up by our engineering team who can tailor solutions to our customers’ exact requirements.
Our successful expansion into this market allowed us to furnish many prestigious installations for the Ministry of Defence and Rolls Royce.
As a successful growing company, we are always looking to expand our portfolio to better meet our customers needs. Hodge Clemco has acquired Premier Equipment Services which has added the IBIX range of ultra portable blast machines and a low cost range of airless paint pumps to our product range.
In April 2015, our group, Samuel Hodge, acquired Mac’Ants, a supplier of abrasives and blast materials, and one of the world’s largest specialist plastic media manufacturers. We can now offer an expanded range of abrasives, from plastic medias and aluminium oxides to garnets, sponge and a new efficient & economical abrasive for use in offshore markets.