Saint-Gobain Abrasives Awarded Top Hire Industry Accreditation

Saint-Gobain Abrasives UK has been named an approved Hire Industry Trusted Supplier (HITs) by Hire Association Europe (HAE).


The Hire Association Europe (HAE), the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire sector, has awarded Saint-Gobain Abrasives with this prestigious accreditation after demonstrating a continued commitment to delivering the highest level of quality, competence and safety across the UK hire industry. 

Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufactures light construction equipment and diamond tools under the brand Norton Clipper, which has been supplying the construction and hire industry for over 80 years.

Kevin Bisson, Key Account Manager for Hire and Building Distribution at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, said:

“We are delighted to be recognised for meeting this high standard, as a result of demonstrating best practices when it comes to training, safety, production processes and being an innovative market leader within our hire market. It provides extra peace of mind to existing and potential customers when looking to purchase machines and diamond tools for hire – their reputation depends on the reliability of the products they are supplying, so it is always good to know that you are sourcing from a trustworthy manufacturer.”

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Carl Bartlett, Director Certification Services, at HAE added:

“We are pleased to be able to welcome Saint-Gobain Abrasives as an approved supplier as part of our HITS scheme after meeting our key conditions. This is part of our long-term goal in providing an industry standard and getting all supply chain members passing the required assessment to achieve ‘Trusted Supplier’ status.”

Norton Clipper has always prided itself on ensuring skilled construction workers are ready to tackle any situation or task that arises on the work site, providing a one-stop-shop for all cutting, drilling, grinding and sanding jobs within the building and industrial construction markets. Norton Clipper machines are supported by a dedicated spare parts catalogue and purpose built website, to help hire and construction businesses service and maintain their machines throughout the life of the product.