About us

Hodge Clemco has the quality blasting equipment, abrasive materials, technical expertise, and aftercare service you need. Proudly based in Sheffield since 1959, we deliver value now and for the long-term.  


1959– Hodge Clemco incorporated

Part of the 100-year-old Samuel Hodge Group, a diverse engineering group founded around the marine industry. Products such as Contractor, Craftsman, JBlast and Clemco have become trade names for quality and reliability.

2008– Wolverhampton Abrasives

We acquire full share stake in Wolverhampton Abrasives. This gives our customers a one-stop solution for abrasive materials and equipment, backed by our engineering team.

2008 – New Enviraclean systems

Fixed installation abrasive systems developed in response to changing markets. Prestigious installations for the Ministry of Defence and Rolls Royce.

2008 – Premier Equipment Services acquisition

We acquire Premier Equipment Services, adding the IBIX range of ultra-portable blast machines and a low-cost range of airless paint pumps to our product range.

2015 – Mac’Ants Abrasives acquisition

We acquire Mac’Ants, a supplier of blasting and abrasive materials. Our range expands to include aluminium oxides, garnet, sponge, and plastic abrasive media.

2019 – New abrasive facility

We unveil a brand-new abrasive facility in Yorkshire. This investment expands our ability to manufacture and hold the best stock of abrasive materials in the UK.

2020 – Mason Morley acquisition

We acquire the assets of Mason Morley following their company closure. This adds an extensive portfolio of spray and abrasive blasting equipment to our product range.

Present – SurfacePrep

Hodge Clemco joins the SurfacePrep group of companies. SurfacePrep has nearly fifty facilities and hundreds of experts across the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

Built on trust

Since 1959, Hodge Clemco has developed into the leading company in the surface preparation and finishing industry. Today we are part of SurfacePrep, a network of companies focused on delivering results beyond the surface. Together, we are the blasting and abrasive experts. By your side with technical advice, support and the best aftercare service – from buying your first shot blasting equipment to advising on the right abrasive materials.

Meet our leadership team

Jon Dodge

Jon Dodge

President of SurfacePrep International

John Horne

Operations Director

Louise Cranstone-Spooner

Marketing Manager SurfacePrep UK

Liam Davis

UK Business Development Manager

Zoe Harrison

Sales Office Manager
Andy Peart

Andy Peart

Sales and Service Director

James Frost

Specialty Materials and Export

Andrew Walker

Quality, Health & Safety Manager

Karen Meredith

Purchasing Manager

Dave Guest

Aftermarket Manager

Shane Hunt

IT Manager SurfacePrep UK
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