Exclusive representative of Saint–Gobain Abrasives, France -- leading manufacturer of abrasive and diamond tools, brands Norton, Flexovit, Winter, Atlas, Rasta and Grinding.
NORTON was founded in 1885, as a factory producing precisely and massively the first grinding discs.. NORTON has a presence in 28 countries worldwide. In 1990, NORTON was bought by Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the production of glass. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 with headquarteres in France.
For over 110 years, NORTON Abrasives provides innovative products and solutions to its customers. Today, NORTON manufactures and distributes the widest range of abrasives, coated abrasives, diamond tools and related accessories on the industrial market.
As a brand, Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of abrasive products for the metalworking, automotive, aerospace industries, for the processing of wood, the manufacture of sporting goods, in foundries and mold manufacturers, as well as in retail and automotive spare parts.
NORTON is the world's leading supplier of abrasives, with more than 250,000 types and sizes, specially designed and created for specific applications. NORTON is also a leading manufacturer of over 38 000 types of sandpaper.
Our SUPERABRAZIV grinding wheels and diamond tools from cubic boron nitride (CBN) are globally known in the manufacture and maintenance of vehicles, in ceramics, in the glass industry, in aerospace, in electronics and many others.
Our emphasis on research and our commitment to product development led to the opening of the World Grinding Technology Center in Worcester in 1993, followed by a Satellite Technology Center in Japan. In 1998, the World Grinding Technology Center was renamed to Higgins Grinding Technology Center, in honor of Milton Higgins -- heir of the founding NORTON family.