The Team

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Robin Ashworth Vapormatt

Robin Ashworth

Managing Director

Robin joined Vapormatt in the 1980s as the 3rd generation of the Ashworth family to be involved with wet blasting. During his time, Robin has held many roles from design to commissioning and sales, to service. Robin took on the role of Managing Director in 2003 when the company was restructured.

Terry Ashworth

Terry Ashworth

Technical Director

Terry has been with Vapormatt since the beginning when he founded the company with Stewart Ashworth in 1978. With a deep understanding of the wet blast process Terry provides direction for the design, research and development within Vapormatt and also holds several patents.

Mick Teague Vapormatt

Mick Teague

Executive Director

With a strong electrical engineering background, Mick joined Vapormatt in 1993 as a service engineer before quickly becoming the service manager for the company. After many years of working with wet blasting machines Mick became the Executive Director in 2004 following a company restructuring.

Tim England Vapormatt

Tim England

Sales and Marketing Director

With over 30 years of sales experience Tim joined Vapormatt in 2015 and is responsible for all commercial matters at a strategic level. With the main focus on managing and developing the sales team, his background in running globally focused sales divisions ensures all our customers get the correct attention and levels of service that is expected from our teams.

+44 (0) 7850 773 106
Helen Brown Vapormatt

Helen Brown

Finance Director

Starting her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Helen gained a solid understanding of company finances and accounting practices. Before joining Vapormatt in 2015, Helen had a series of roles across a range of sectors, bringing to Vapormatt a breadth of knowledge and experience.

David Purcell Vapormatt

David Purcell

Operations Manager

David has over 20 years of operations and project engineering management experience working within global automotive and industrial engineering businesses.  David joined Vapormatt in 2019.  His main responsibility is for the creation of operations excellence delivered through daily continuous improvement.  The operations team are increasing manufacturing capacity to meet our global customer requirements for quality, delivery, new product innovation and continued growth.

Chris Owen Vapormatt

Chris Owen

Vice President of Sales - North America

Chris joined Vapormatt in 2012 and is currently responsible for developing all new and existing business in the USA and the rest of the Americas. Starting his career as a commissioning engineer, Chris has developed an in-depth and hands on knowledge of our wet blasting machines.

+44 (0) 7720 974 443
David Clements Vapormatt

David Clements

Business Development Engineer

David jointed the company in 2012 and is an expert in the wire and cable industry.  

+44 (0) 7730 509083
Marcus Hamilton

Marcus Hamilton

Business Development Engineer - Europe

Marcus joined Vapormatt from an aerospace and capital equipment background, with an engineering degree and excellent knowledge of process control. Marcus is currently responsible for our new and existing business throughout Europe, so he's the best point of contact for initial enquiries.

+44 (0) 7717 811 679
Tim Scorer Vapormatt

Tim Scorer

Business Development Engineer

Tim has worked across wide spectrum of industries, in both technical and commercial positions. He is responsible of developing all aspects of the Vapormatt business in the UK & Ireland.

+44 (0) 7881 346227
Krishan Taylor Vapormatt

Krishan Tailor

Business Development Engineer

Krishan has been at Vapormatt since September 2019 and is responsible for developing new and existing business in Asia and Africa.

+44 (0) 7881 346396
Helen Costema Vapormatt

Helen Costema

Internal Sales Controller

Having joined Vapormatt in 2001, Helen has vast experience of the sales and service sides of the business. Today Helen is responsible for the running of the internal sales team, ensuring that customers are dealt with in a professional manner.

+44 (0) 1823 250 315
Ryan Ashworth - Vapormatt

Ryan Ashworth

Purchasing Manager

Having gained a breadth of knowledge running Vapormatt’s process centre to managing sales in Europe for several years Ryan has a good understanding of the wet blast process and its applications. After a secondment to another company Ryan re-joined Vapormatt as part of the purchasing department in 2020.

Cat Gray - Vapormatt

Cat Gray

Service Administrator

Cat joined Vapormatt almost 3 years ago as the Service Administrator, having run her own business in the equestrian industry for twenty years. She is responsible for scheduling the engineers and providing admin support to ensure that the service department runs smoothly.

+44 (0) 1823 250324
Matt Caddy Vapormatt

Matt Caddy

Service Supervisor

I joined Vapormatt in 2011 as a service engineer, then progressing to a commissioning engineer. After a brief stint in the software department I now hold the role of service supervisor.

+44 (0) 7720 974441

Australia

Syntech Surface Finishing specialists, which has been in operation since the mid 1970’s, has well over thirty years experience in the Surface Finishing equipment and consumable market.

Belgium

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

China

亞盛精密机械有限公司 (英文名 Asia Consult Corporation) 于2001年创建。     我们专注于特定细分市场的专业客户需求,如精密数控刀具行业(涂层、湿喷砂、真空清洗设备)、电机行业(线圈加工设备)、高精密批量零

制造业(专用机床等)等,在这些行业与多家世界顶尖机床设备厂家紧密合作, 负责这些设备中国市场的销售及售后服务工作。

我们在中国上海及瑞士设有办事处,同时在上海的保税仓库有常用的设备备件。   我们的技术服务人员随时应答客户的要求,第一时间到达客户现场解决问题。

高质量、高精度的生产设备及高效、专业的服务是我们信奉的宗旨! 欢迎随时与我们联系, 了解我们的产品非凡的性能!

Czech Republic

IPP Praha se již více než 20 let specializuje na dodávky špičkových zařízení a technologií pro povrchové úpravy a čištění kovových dílů a forem.

Kromě zařízení pro mokré tryskání Vapormatt  máme pro každý obor  zastoupení prvotřídních západoevropských firem  s rozsáhlými referencemi  v celé Evropě vč. ČR.

Dodávaná zařízení zahrnují prakticky všechny velikosti od malých van a kabin, až po rozsáhlé plně automatické linky vč. ultrazvukových a galvanických nebo myčky velkorozměrných dílů (např. železniční soukolí).

V případě zájmu nás kontaktujte, k zařízením zajišťujeme též servis a náhradní díly.

France

EPIC Sarl

Après une expérience commerciale dans les fixations automobiles, j'ai découvert l'orthopédie par la forge des tiges de hanches, puis la fonderie, l'usinage, les traitements de surface (DLC, TiN, macro-poreux à base de billes), les emballages, l'injection plastique, le polissage et le nettoyage, la céramique, le Peek et les matériaux résorbables.

Ces expériences de plusieurs années complétées par des formations techniques spécialisées en métallurgie, en plasturgie mais aussi en qualité, en réglementation ou en microbiologie m'ont donné une bonne vision du secteur et de ses problématiques.

Aujourd'hui, je représente des technologies européennes de fabrication d'implants et de matériaux implantables à des prix compétitifs face aux leaders monopolistiques du marché.

India

Seiton Engineering

Seiton Engineering's team of professionals have over thirty years' experience in surface fnishing.

Italy

I.M.U.-International Macchine Utensili S.p.A. , fondata nel 1963, si compone di 2 Divisioni:

Macchine Utensili

  • Utensili& Trattamenti Superficiali

Grazie alla lunga partnership con Vapormatt ed oltre 30 anni di esperienza nella sabbiatura ad umido, I.M.U.  è a disposizione del mercato italiano per esaminare e risolvere  problemi relativi al trattamento superficiale dei metalli mediante  sabbiatura ad umido, tecnologia ecologica ante-litteram e tuttora moderna. 

Luxembourg

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

Mexico

Meclemsa Metal Cleaning de México


Meclemsa have more than 40 years of prestigious experience in the industrial market, obtained thanks to its managers and workers whose extensive knowledge and experience in the field exceed 25 years. The quality of their products and services make Meclemsa Metal Cleaning de México one of the most recognised companies in the country.

Netherlands

De Ploeg Techniek B.V.

Sinds 1960 een begrip op het gebied van de oppervlaktebehandeling. We leveren premium kwaliteit machines, proces media en onderdelen. Alles onderbouwd met een gedegen en professioneel advies. Ook voor loonwerk, service en onderhoud staan we graag voor u klaar. Alles uit één hand!

Depuis 1960 un concept dans le domaine du traitement de surface. Nous fournissons des machines, des supports et des pièces de qualité supérieure. Le tout accompaggné de conseils approfondis et professionnels. Nous sommes également heureux de vous aider pour toutes prestations contractuelles, le service et la maintenance. Le tout à portée de main!

New Zealand

Syntech Surface Finishing specialists is a wholly owned New Zealand company, which has been in operation since the mid 1970’s, has well over thirty years experience in the Surface Finishing equipment and consumable market.

 

Poland

Poltech Trading

Poltech Trading jest rodzinną firmą o niemal 20 letniej tradycji i całkowicie polskim kapitale. Jesteśmy multidyscyplinarną organizacją opartą na wiedzy.

Rozpoczęliśmy działalność w roku 1999 jako specjaliści w projektowaniu, produkcji i uruchamianiu urządzeń do strumieniowościernego przygotowania powierzchni.

Jest wyłącznym dystrybutorem innowacyjnej technologii PantaTec pozwalającej na efektywną eliminację tłuszczów z procesu oczyszczania oraz urządzeń firmy Vapormatt, światowego lidera technologii mokrego śrutowania.

Singapore

Vapormatt have been active in Singapore for many years. We have now established 2 agencies to handle the different types of industries.

Slovakia

IPP Praha se již více než 20 let specializuje na dodávky špičkových zařízení a technologií pro povrchové úpravy a čištění kovových dílů a forem.

Kromě zařízení pro mokré tryskání Vapormatt  máme pro každý obor  zastoupení prvotřídních západoevropských firem  s rozsáhlými referencemi  v celé Evropě vč. ČR.

Dodávaná zařízení zahrnují prakticky všechny velikosti od malých van a kabin, až po rozsáhlé plně automatické linky vč. ultrazvukových a galvanických nebo myčky velkorozměrných dílů (např. železniční soukolí).

V případě zájmu nás kontaktujte, k zařízením zajišťujeme též servis a náhradní díly.

South Korea

Vapormatt는 전 세계 최고의 습식 블라스팅(Wet blasting) 장비 회사입니다.

항공부품, 알루미늄 압출 다이, 커팅 툴과 전선등의 세척 및 표면 처리 분야에 널리 쓰일수 있습니다.

Vapormatt의 솔루션을 통해 초정밀 가공분야의 핵심인 표면처리 공정의 최적화를 이룰 수 있습니다.

하이클라쎄테크닉은 Vapormatt의 한국 파트너로서 귀사의 표면 처리 공정에 도움을 드릴 수 있습니다.

신뢰할 수 있는 장비와 기술! 하이클라쎄와 함께 합니다.

Turkey

Dynamic Automation

Established in Turkey in 2012, Dynamic Automation has expanded as a group to cover Pakistan.

While the group carries out engineering, sales and service of high technology production systems for key industries such as aviation, energy and automotive, it also represents many world brands.

Dynamic Automation has recently added Vapormatt to its product range so it now includes the most advanced technology in wet blasting.

 

Dynamic Automation, bünyesindeki grup şirketleri ile Pakistan ve Körfez Ülkelerinin ardından 2012 yılında Türkiye’de faaliyetlerini başlattı. Grup, Havacılık, Enerji, Otomotiv gibi ana endüstriler için yüksek teknolojili üretim sistemlerinin mühendislik, satış ve servis hizmetlerini yürütürken, birçok dünya markasının da temsilciğini yapmaktadır. Vapormatt Ltd. ile başlayan işbirliği ile Dynamic Automation, “wet blast” konusunda en güncel teknolojileri ürün yelpazesine dâhil etmiştir.

UK

In the UK Vapormatt currently have 2 sites covering a range of activities:

  1. Headquarterd in Bridgwater, this office deals with all sales, manufacturing, aftersales and account queries.
  2. All research and development is carried out in Guernsey

 

USA

Vapormatt Inc.

Vapormatt's own Regional Business Unit for the USA and the whole of the Americas based in Boston.