In 2002 MTU Maintenance bought surface preparation equipment from Wheelabrator Group for their new plant in Zhuhai China. The package included one shot blast machine, one shot peening machine, two wet blasting/peening machines and four hand blasting cabinets.
Three years later MTU came back to Wheelabrator Group, this time to help them expand and rebuild the MTU centre of excellence for airfoil repairs, Airfoil Services Sdn. Bhd., located near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. This project was a joint venture with partner Lufthansa Technik and included the purchase of an aluminium oxide blasting machine (MP 1200 Ti), a glass bead peening machine (MP 1500 TD), a steel shot peening machine (MP 1500 Ti Ts) and two hand blasting cabinets (Vacu-Blast 125PR), covering all Airfoil Services Sdn. Bhd’s needs for surface preparation equipment.
Mr Juergen Ripke, Project Manager for the new plant said: “We were very happy to be able to work with Wheelabrator Group again. It was an easy decision to make and was driven by the excellent experience, service and results we received with the similar machines in our facilities in Munich, Hannover and Zhuhai. We really appreciate the strong team work, knowledge and expertise in designing and setting up this equipment, which resulted in a production start in time and without problems.”