for cleaning, steel surface preparation & more

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We create
that stick

Magnetic crawler solutions for steel surface preparation, cleaning and more.

Vertidrive has reinvented the way of heavy-duty work on steel surfaces at impossible places.

We offer a wide range of innovative robotic solutions that are safer, more efficient and provide a higher quality than traditional methods of surface preparation and industrial cleaning.

Our robots adhere to steel by a magnetic drive assembly and can move independently in all directions: up, down, sideways and even overhead. This enables you to perform a variety of jobs while staying safely on the ground.

Find out more about our robotic solutions and the possibilities for your company.

Magnetic power

Safer & Faster

Multiple applications



High pressure washing – Hydro blasting – Abrasive blasting

Our robots are designed to effectively remove dirt, paint and coatings on various steel surfaces like storage tanks, ship hulls and other large steel structures.

Some of our robots can be equipped with interchangeable applications, which enables to change from one job to another in just a few minutes; change from dry blasting to washing without wasting any time.

Besides the standard applications available for washing and blasting, specific customized applications can be designed for your needs by our in-house R&D department or by one of our global partners.


Easier, Safer and more environment friendly

Our robots offer significant advantages over the traditional methods of surface preparation and industrial cleaning.

    • Multi purpose
    • No need for scaffolding or cherry pickers
    • Turns the work into a one-man job
    • Safe, clean and efficient operations
    • Closed systems available
    • Low maintenance robots
    • User friendly


Custom engineered solutions

Thanks to our in-house R&D department and network of partner companies we can also engineer customized robots for your specific situation.

Get in touch with our sales team to learn more about the possibilities.



Extensive experience in Martime, Offshore and Petrochemical industries

Our technology delivers a significant cost reduction in comparison to manual blasting or cleaning for both maintenance contractor and asset owner in various sectors.

The majority of our clients are companies in industries, such as the maritime shipping, offshore, and petrochemical sectors.

Find out more about our robotic solutions and the possibilities for your industry.



VertiDrive is working on a new coating application solution!

From VertiDrive’s current business and customer demands, it has become clear that the next stepwise improvement in surface / coating maintenance repair and overhaul activities would be the need to not only robotically do preparation and cleaning of metal surfaces, but...

VertiDrive is working on a new subsea cleaning solution!

One of the biggest efficiency threatening mechanisms in marine transportation is the resulting effect of (bio-)fouling growth on hull surfaces. There is a dramatic effect on drag, fuel consumption, cost and CO2 emissions as a direct result. From the many fouling...

Start your career at VertiDrive

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to sales@vertidrive.nl

New M8 Cargo Hold Cleaning Solution

OUR NEW STATE OF THE ART CARGO HOLD CLEANING SOLUTIONVertiDrive, in close cooperation with partners from the field, has worked relentlessly over the past years towards a new solution called the VertiDrive M8 Cargo Hold Cleaner. The robot is packed with the latest...

VertiDrive is now ISO 9001:2015 certified!

VertiDrive has successfully met ISO 9001:2015 requirements for Quality Management System for sales, development, purchase, production and services provision of robotic crawler systems. Obtaining ISO 9001:2015 is another proof that quality has always played a crucial...


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Contact Details

Phone: +31 10 763 02 00
E-mail: sales@vertidrive.nl

Gieterijweg 15
3089 JZ Rotterdam
The Netherlands