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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

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

Norton logo

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.