Flexovit celebrates 60 years of industrial performance abrasives

Flexovit 60 Anniversary

Flexovit, leading supplier of industrial performance abrasives, is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2018. Founded in Enschede, the Netherlands, in 1958 by Wim Ebbink, the company began life as a grinding wheel manufacturer known as Slijptechniek. Since then however, the company has grown from cutting wheel specialist to global supplier of industrial abrasive solutions that improve performance in a number of applications, such as metal fabrication, transport and building and hardware markets.


Following a number of successful years building its reputation, the company changed its name to Flexovit in 1984. Flex means ‘angle grinder’ in Dutch, ‘o’ mirrors the shape of the wheel and ‘vit’ comes from the French for speed, vitesse, better reflecting the company’s core principles. Then, in 1998, Flexovit was acquired by Saint-Gobain Abrasives, benefiting from its distribution network and R&D specialists, and began adding to its product portfolio. Flexovit now offers a complete collection of high performance abrasives: coated abrasives, cutting-off & grinding wheels, bonded abrasives, diamond blades and super abrasives, for a wide range of processes, such as cutting, grinding, sharpening, blending, finishing and polishing. 


Commenting on the company’s milestone, Joost Morsink, General Manager, Northern Europe at Saint-Gobain Abrasives says, “We’re delighted to be celebrating such a momentous anniversary. With our strong Dutch heritage and unparalleled abrasive technology, we’re able to continually innovate and bring new solutions to the market. The ethos of Flexovit is to establish effective partnerships with our customers to identify and implement cost-effective solutions that improve results with our high performance abrasives. We’re proud to have been doing this for 60 years and are looking forward to what the next 60 years will bring.”


To mark the occasion, a signature anniversary logo celebrating 60 years of abrasive excellence will be applied to products during 2018. Many activities have been planned for the 60th year, including anniversary promotional products and packaging, plus branded gifts. Find out more about the anniversary celebrations at www.flexovit.com