Growth via acquisition and international expansion
Saint-Gobain Abrasives focuses its strategy on continued international expansion and the continuous development of innovative abrasive solutions
• Enters China
• Acquires Stake in Grindwell Norton in India
• Acquires Winter
• Acquires Unicorn Group
• Acquires Flexovit International
• Saint-Gobain acquires Norton
• Listed on the NYSE
• Enters construction products and aquires Clipper
• Enters Diamond products and acquires Christensen
• Acquires Carborundum Abrasives North America
• Enters Coated Abrasives and acquires Behr Manning Corp.
• Enters Brazil
• Norton expands to Europe
• Creation of Norton Grinding Machine Co.
• Establishes plants in France, Canada and Japan
• Creation of Norton Emery Wheel Co.