In 1968 the idea came about to start a company with the goal of applying coatings to shafts. The start-up took place in Schaffen. The then ‘Plasmajet pvba’ was born. The new techniques arose in the period after that. What started out with autogenous spraying, was rather quickly supplemented by amongst others plasma spraying and hard buttering.
In the seventies Plasmajet was also at the cradle of the HVOF spraying. The high velocity spraying has been added since. Soon there was a need for a better infrastructure. A move was inevitable.
In 1987 the company moved to the industrial zone at the cloverleaf at Lummen. From that moment onwards, it became possible to treat work pieces of up to 10 tons or up to 10 meters. The then still flourishing Belgian steel industry together with the coal mines, were the most important industries.
At the end of the nineties the situation became more difficult. With the retirement of the former management there was no succession. Even in this less prosperous time Plasmajet managed to survive. Through a share transaction in 2002, the change was initiated. The older industry was shrinking. The shareholders searched for fresh blood in order to anticipate this. They found this in Filip Maesen MSc. This way in 2004, the much-needed sales increase of 25% was realised. With great ambition he became the owner in 2005. Since 2007 the company was thoroughly expanded and modernized. The number of grinding lathes doubled, robots were integrated, installations renewed. As a consequence, today we are able to produce coatings at a very high level and to finish off according to the current norms. As can be found also under 'environment', with every investment now always the most environmentally friendly solution is chosen.
- No surprise therefore, that the total package is our trump card. Wear-resistant coatings, buttering, turning, grinding, hard chrome, shrinking cylinder liners with liquid nitrogen, mounting of sleeves by means of heat,...
- The experience is very diverse and always by our own staff.