Celebration of Flexovit 60 years with Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Flexovit, the leading manufacturer of industrial performance abrasives. We are delighted to celebrate this momentous milestone and to bring this even more to the attention, we are extremely proud that Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar (Chairman and CEO) of Saint-Gobain visited our factory together with Mr. Benoit d'Iribarne (General Delegate Benelux, Germany and Austria).

In 1998 Flexovit was acquired by Saint-Gobain Abrasives, led by Mr. De Chalendar, a striking personality with a passion for growth and innovation. Since this takeover we have grown from a grinding & cutting wheel specialist to an international manufacturer, and Flexovit now offers a complete range of high performance abrasives.

During the visit of Mr. De Chalendar we have showed our latest developments of Ceramic wheels, personalized innovative packaging and the progress in automation.

  Photo courtesy by Gregory Herpe

We discussed manufacturing 4.0., the pancake technology, automatic stacking and unstacking, the UTG concept (Ultra-Thin Grinding) and the new rail disc with Eco-Center. All projects and techniques that have been co-developed by Saint-Gobain Abrasives in Eibergen.

  Photo courtesy by Gregory Herpe

Mr. De Chalendar was very impressed by all new developments and products that will conquer the markets now and in the coming period from our factory.

In response to this visit, Joost Morsink, General Manager Northern Europe, says:

“With our strong Dutch heritage and unparalleled abrasive technology, we are able to continually innovate and bring new solutions to the market. We are proud to have been doing this for 60 years and we are looking forward to what the next 60 years will bring”.