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Yellow - Our company

Cutting-edge technology made in Germany: For more than 120 years, we have had our share in shaping the history of modern grinding technology. One cornerstone of our corporate philosophy is the belief that our customers around the world deserve personal care and consultations provided by our carefully trained and experienced technicians and engineers.


From a local glue manufacturer to a family-owned business that operates world-wide

Since the founding of our company in 1893 we have been leaving our mark on the history of leading-edge grinding equipment by introducing countless innovations. Our high-speed cutting-off wheels and grinding discs and our abrasive mop wheels and abrasive mop discs are only a few examples of major abrasive products that we managed to develop and successfully brought to market.

1893 Johannes Friedrich Klingspor sets off on his own and starts a family business.
1926 Klingspor produces Europe's first waterproof abrasive paper
1926 Klingspor stellt das erste wasserfeste Schleifpapier Europas her.


1950 Die hochtourige Kronenflex®-Trennscheibe wird erfunden.


1971 witnesses the introduction of the then ground-breaking abrasive mop disc.
1978 Klingspor establishes a subsidiary in the United States - the company's first outside of Europe.
1996 The first international production facility is completed in Poland.
1893 gründet Johannes Friedrich Klingspor seinen Familienbetrieb.
1899 The company begins developing and manufacturing abrasives
1950 The high-speed Kronenflex® cutting-off wheel is invented.
Stammwerk in Haiger
2003 Klingspor GmbH is converted into Klingspor AG.
Das neue Werk für Klingspor Diamantwerkzeuge wird eröffnet. The new plant for Klingspor diamond tools opens its doors.


Training, service and sales

A partner at your side

Training courses

Our training centres are there to provide customers, users and employees alike with theoretical knowledge that comes from the source and the practical skills they need to use abrasives
in the most efficient way. Our experienced technicians can furnish you with concrete solutions to your problems as well as argumentation aids for sales negotiations. Our hands-on training courses deal with a wide variety of materials and are taught using both stationary and hand-operated machinery.




We are constantly available to our partners - whether by phone, email or on site. Our staff members know our products inside and out and will always find the solution that suits your specific application requirements best.




Boasting 36 production and sales locations around the globe, we are uniquely equipped to tend to the requirements of all regional markets and customers in a highly versatile manner.



Always close to you wherever you are on the planet.

The Americas

  • Stoney Creek, Canada
  • Hickory (NC), USA
  • Tijunana, Mexico
  • Lima, Peru
  • Curitiba, Brazil
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina


  • Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Moscow, Russia
  • Kolding, Denmark
  • Worksop, Great Britain
  • Sittard, The Netherlands
  • Leuven, Belgium
  • Haiger, Germany
    (production location)
  • Lviv, Ukraine
    (production location)
  • Bielsko-Biała, Poland
    (production location)
  • Brno, Czech Republic
  • Le Perray-en-Yvelines,
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Brescia, Italy
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Madrid, Spain


  • Qingdao, People's Republic
    of China
    (production location)
  • Shanghai, People's Republic
    of China
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Pune, India
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Singapore, Republic of Singapore


  • Sydney, Australia

As a company operating world-wide we are represented on all five continents. Here are a few figures that illustrate our position as one of the five leading manufacturers of abrasives in the world.

More than
products included in the portfolio.
Employees world-wide are hard at work everyday to keep our customers satisfied.
Square metres
Coated abrasives
We rank among the world's five leading manufacturers of abrasives.
was founded as a family-owned business.