Roto-Jet Of America Company officially started business in August of 1969 with the importation of a European-produced "batch" parts washer, “TheDirt-Fighter”. We attended an automotive show in 1970 and were swamped with interest from shops who were still using old “soak tank” cleaning technology and taking hours and sometimes overnight to soak and then manually rinse parts. The Roto-Jet changed this to minutes! The first American-made unit, an RJ-2, was manufactured in 1973 in Camarillo CA. Manufacturing soon moved to Sun Valley, CA. In 1978, the company moved to larger quarters in Burbank CA, where it stayed until 1997 - at which time we relocated to our currect location in Santa Clarita, California. Our early customers were primarily engine and transmission rebuilders, including over half the Aamco Transmission shops in the United States, plus various schools, municipalities and garages.When industrial parts cleaning moving away from the use of hazardous solvents, we began making units for Fortune 500 companies like General Electric, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Lockheed, Ingersoll-Rand Corporation, and many others.The military discovered how FAST and THOROUGH our washers were and suddenly, we were shipping units overseas for cleaning unitized tank engines.
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The future will find us more and more involved in custom-designed equipment to replace multiple cleaning stations.