Th. Wortelboer BV was established in 1946 by Theo Wortelboer as a technical trading company.

The delivery programme developed more and more in the direction of pipe constructions from 1965.

Since then Th. Wortelboer BV has specialised in supplying and later manufacturing of the required tools and machines for piping constructions and pipe end preparation.

The PBM-6 pipe end preparation machine was introduced in 1993 under the motto “If it isn’t available on the market then we will make it ourselves”. The increasing demand for larger machines led successively to the development of the PBM-12 (1995), the PBM-16 (1996), the PBM-24 (1999) and the small PBM-4 (2005). The largest machine yet constructed was delivered at the beginning of 2006. This is the old style PBM-30 that is suitable for thick-walled pipes with a diameter of no less than 30”.

Since the export of the first PBM machines, Th. Wortelboer BV has grown into a dynamic organisation where the interests of the customer are foremost. The development and production of (special) machines for pipe end preparation now form part of the core activities.

Th. Wortelboer BV is the world market leader in the field of stationary pipe end preparation machines. Th. Wortelboer BV is continually developing new machines for machining (thick-walled) tubes and pipes.