Flexovit 60th anniversary with Pierre-André de Chalendar

Flexovit celebrates 60 years of Industrial Performance Abrasives

In continuation of our celebrations for our 60th anniversary, we were delighted to welcome Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO of Saint-Gobain, alongside Mr. Benoît d'Iribarne General Delegate Benelux, Germany and Austria to our factory in Eibergen. Here, we demonstrated our latest innovations to our esteemed visitors and took the opportunity to show off the wonderful achievements the Flexovit team has made over the last 60 years.  

Having started out in 1958, Flexovit was acquired by Saint-Gobain Abrasives in 1998. The take-over was led by Mr. de Chalendar, a striking personality with a passion for growth and innovation. Since then, we have grown from a grinding and cutting wheel specialist in the Dutch market to an international manufacturer of a complete range of high performance industrial abrasives.


During the visit, we highlighted our latest developments, including ceramic wheels, personalised innovative packaging and the progress that has been made in automation. We also discussed a number of important projects that have that have been co-developed by Saint-Gobain Abrasives in Eibergen, including manufacturing 4.0, our automatic stacking and unstacking technology, the UTG (Ultra-Thin Grinding) concept and the new rail disc with Eco-Center.

Mr. De Chalendar was very impressed by our performance and the innovations that have been readily welcomed by our customers and the industries in which we operate, helping to drive innovation forward.

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Pierre-André de Chalendar looking at discs In response to this visit, Joost Morsink, General Manager Northern Europe, commented: “We have a long history of producing industrial performance abrasives and it’s a fantastic achievement to mark our 60th anniversary. We are extremely proud that Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar and Mr. Benoît d'Iribarne visited our factory and we look forward to continuing to celebrate throughout the rest of the year.”


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For more information on our wide range of industrial performance abrasives, please get in touch or contact your local sales representative.


Photos by Gregory Herpe