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Protoblast is a wholly Australian owned family business, proudly built by three generations of abrasive blasting engineers.

Australian Owned | Australian Made

Protoblast was founded in 1975 by John Gillies, who developed the Airstream Abrasive Classifier and the Oscillating Conveyor Abrasive Recovery Systems. We are now the leading Australian manufacturer of abrasive blasting plant and equipment and have been providing superior solutions throughout Australia for 45 years.

We are proud that our in-house custom designed and built abrasive blasting systems are tailored to your individual needs, providing the most operationally efficient solution for your business.

Even though we are based in Picton NSW, we service all regions of Australia and New Zealand. We have also sold into many other countries worldwide including the UAE, USA, South East Asia and the Pacific region.

Our exceptional team are dedicated to refining the foundational technology and applying our innovation to develop the next best blast chamber adaptations. With our superior solutions, we aim to lower your operating costs, and improve your safety conditions by monitoring from beginning to end, ensuring the safest practises at all times.

Want to find out how the Protoblast Advantage could reduce your total blasting costs? Then contact us and our friendly and experienced team will help you.


Key information about our business profile and operations

Our History

  • Founded in 1975 by John Gillies
  • 40+ years of technology development & refinement
  • Continuous innovative in chamber productivity
  • Today we are the leading manufacturer

Our Promise

  • To provide a superior total abrasive blasting solution
  • To manage and control every step of the process in-house
  • To provide an abrasive blasting plant that delivers a

Our Clients

We have completed successful projects for many large organisations where we design and manufacture custom engineered Abrasive Blasting Plant & Equipment. We provide a total end-to-end abrasive blasting solution that is customised to meet client specifications.

Our Team

Protoblast was founded in 1975 by John Gillies who developed the Airstream Abrasive Classifier and the Oscillating Conveyor Abrasive Recovery Systems. We are a third generation family business of engineers with over a 100 years of combined industry experience.

Protoblast Total Blasting Solutions Give Your Business A Better ROI

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