Our History

FLEXOVIT STARTED OUT AS A PRODUCT BRAND IN ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS, IN 1958. 

The name Flexovit was born by Wim Ebbink who founded the company Slijptechniek and supplied grinding wheels during his first year of trading. In 1959, in Enschede, he started his own production of Flexovit and Speedoflex cutting-off and grinding wheels. By 1960 Slijptechniek had carved out its ambition to become a global player and began exporting products across Europe. International development continued throughout the 1960’s and 70’s fuelled by the introduction of automated production presses ensuring continued manufacture of high performance quality wheels. 
In 1984 the company name was changed to the well-known brand FLEXOVIT. In 1998 Flexovit was acquired by Saint-Gobain, and began adding to its product portfolio with coated and non-woven abrasives, bonded abrasives, diamond cutting tools, and carbide burrs and steel brushes. Today Flexovit continues to demonstrate its excellent worldwide brand reputation for complete high performance abrasives for cutting, grinding, blending, finishing and polishing, for all industrial applications.

 

THE FLEXOVIT NAME:

FLEX: 'Flex' is Dutch for angle grinder   O: The round shape of a wheel VIT: Short for 'Vitesse' which means speed in French