Bartell Morrison Acquires SPE Surface Preparation Group

Leading British manufacturer joins Bartell family of companies.

Bartell Morrison Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the SPE Group of Companies of Dunholme, Lincoln, England. SPE is celebrating its’ 30 years of service excellence in the Surface Preparation Industry and is looking forward to even greater market penetration over the coming years.

SPE ( is one of the largest suppliers of Surface Preparation Equipment in the world and the leading surface preparation contracting service provider in the United Kingdom. There will be no change in the service and customer care customers have grown to expect from SPE and Bartell. Brand names and product lines will stay the same with some new products being brought to market in the near future.

John Hill, SPE Group Managing Director, commented “The coupling of the SPE product range, along with those of Bartell will result in a partnership that will add strength, expertise in design and growth for all products. More strategic global coverage is already being phased in with the addition of SPE Global Ltd. and SPE North American Ltd. which will mirror the UK processes already in place.”

“The SPE Group adds an excellent element of vertical integration for both companies”, said John Locke, President of Bartell Morrison Inc. “SPE will strengthen Bartell’s EU presence while Bartell will give SPE a strong foothold in the North American surface preparation market. The synergies should ultimately benefit the markets we serve and allow us to provide excellent service and customer support throughout the world, which our valued customers have come to expect from both companies.”

Bartell has been a leading manufacturer of concrete finishing equipment for the professionals for over 65 years and currently exports to more than 40 countries. Bartell’s head office is located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and our USA Sales and Distribution Center is located in Keyport, New Jersey. For more information, please visit