PROUD OF OUR HISTORY

Growth via acquisition & international expansion

 

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today - reshaping your world

 

Saint-Gobain Abrasives focuses its strategy on continued international expansion and the continuous development of innovative abrasive solutions


2015 - 350 years of Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain Celebrates it's

350 year Anniversary

 

Saint-Gobain 350years Freize

 

2000-2012 Merit

 

Acquires Korund in Poland

Acquires Merit

Acquires Moyco

 

Acquires Naierjian

Acquires Difer & Nikkon

Acquires Double A & Dancan

 

1990-2000 Winter and Flexovit 

Enters China

 

Acquires Stake in Grindwell Norton in India

Acquires Winter

Acquires Unicorn Group

Acquires Flexovit International

 

 
1990 Saint-Gobain

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Saint-Gobain acquires Norton


 

1950-1990 CarborundumListed on the NYSE

Enters construction products & 

  acquires Clipper

Enters Diamond products & acquires Christensen

• Acquires Carborundum Abrasives North America


1930-1950 Behr Manning

Enters Coated Abrasives & acquires

  Behr Manning Corp.

Enters Brazil

 

 


 

1990-1930 Norton• Norton expands to Europe

• Creation of Norton Grinding Machine Co.

• Establishes plants in France,

  Canada & Japan

 


 

1885 NortonCreation of Norton Emery Wheel Co.