About Us

About Us

The SWG (Shape Waterblast Group) combines premier waterblasting companies under the Shape Technologies Group, the global leader in ultrahigh-pressure technology solutions. Unifying APS, Aqua-Dyne, RPS, and Flow SP under a single umbrella empowers us to harness over 125 years of collective wealth of expertise, resources, and innovation. This enables us to provide an even more robust and comprehensive solution at an unparalleled value to our customer's needs.

Mission Statement 

To enable our customers, suppliers, and employees to succeed and grow by offering innovative, reliable, and environmentally friendly waterblasting solutions.

Vision Statement

Leading the way in safe, efficient, and eco-friendly, waterblasting solutions for a sustainable future.

Quality Assurance

At APS, we prioritize delivering the highest quality products to our customers. That's why we take great care to inspect each product individually to the highest degree of scrutiny before making it available on our website. Our meticulous inspection process is crucial in ensuring that our customers receive only the best products, free from defects or issues that could compromise their satisfaction. We believe in taking no chances regarding the quality of our products, and our inspection process reflects that commitment.

Final inspections are carried out using high-precision measuring and testing equipment such as:

  • Horizon Metrology – OPTIV 3 Optical Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)
  • Mitutoyo PH-A14 Comparator
  • Wilson Rockwell Tester
  • Mitutoyo SJ-201 Profilometer
  • Sunnen Precision Hole Gauges PG-810 & Pg-700
  • Mitutoyo Linear Height 600
  • And a full complement of precision micrometers, calipers, surface plates, digital height indicators, standard plugs, rings & thread gauges

*Traditional and time-tested equipment and methods are also used. Valves and guns are static pressure tested to at least 1.3 x working pressure, and rotary guns and pressure-operated valves are tested under operating conditions before being assigned a serial number. All applicable equipment is safety tested and decaled per WJTA guidelines.

*Testing equipment includes two test pumps, one operating at 20,000 psi and the other operating at 40,000 psi. (Hydrostatic test console rated at 60,000 psi). Various air-operated dump guns enable testing to be carried out by a single operator.


APS was established as a company in April of 2007, but the cumulative experience of our people means that we can offer a wealth of knowledge related to our industry that rivals that of the oldest of our competitors, dating back decades.

Our primary location is in Tomball, TX, and we have a secondary sales office and distribution center in La Porte, TX, near the Ship Channel.

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