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Growth via acquisition and international expansion


In the UK

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


Saint-Gobain celebrates its 350 year Anniversary
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-GobainNorton logo
Saint-Gobain acquires Norton
1950-1990 Carborundum
Listed on the NYSE
Enters construction products and acquires Clipper
Enters diamond products and acquires Christensen
Acquires Carborundum Abrasives North America
1930-1950 Behr Manning
Enters coated abrasives and acquires Behr Manning Corp
Enters Brazil
1990-1930 Norton
Norton expands to Europe
Creation of Norton Grinding Machine Co.
Establishes plants in France, Canada and Japan
1885 Norton
Creation of Norton Emery Wheel Co.