Our History

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

The Freeman Brothers set the wheels in motion back in 1972 building an industrial distribution centre for cutting and grinding wheels. With only one press and three ovens Flexovit pressed it’s first wheel in the autumn of September 1978 in Campbellfield Melbourne Australia.
Today much has changed with safety, technology and growth but you can still find Flexovit where it all began in Campbellfield.
Now over 40 years later the plant is part of Saint-Gobain’s global network, producing world class products and investing in the future utilising the latest manufacturing process and practices.
Flexovit has become Australian’s favourite wheel of choice, and remains dedicated to delivering to all customers, continual improvement in safety, innovation and performance.
Flexovit is manufactured in Australia for the domestic market, and is exported to New Zealand, the Pacific, and South East Asia.
Today Saint-Gobain delivers high-tech and relevant abrasives solutions used extensively in the metal fabrication markets as well as other applications in surface preparation and finishing.
Flexovit delivers product to a wide range of markets including:  industrial, mining, automotive, aviation, ship building, food industry, chemical, oil industries, trade and DIY.
Saint-Gobain is the only abrasives manufacturer who can supply the complete range of abrasives for any application including reinforced cutting and grinding wheels, bonded abrasives, flap discs, fibre discs, mounted points, tungsten carbide burrs, steel wire brushes and a range of surface blending abrasives.

 


 

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
 

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