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, grinding discs, 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.
Johannes Friedrich Klingspor founded a glue factory in Siegen, Germany
First production of coated abrasives
KLINGSPOR becomes Europe's 1st manufacturer of waterproof abrasive paper
Development of high speed cutting and grinding discs trademarked KRONENFLEX
Introduction of abrasive flap wheels
KLINGSPOR relocates to Haiger, Germany
Introduction of the abrasive mop disc (flap disc)
Christoph Klingspor opens KLINGSPOR Abrasives facility in United States. Production began a year later with less than 20 people.
Facility Location: Highway 64-70 East, Hickory NC
Company moves to newly constructed, 60 sq ft. building.
Present Location: 2555 Tate Blvd, SE, Hickory NC
Introduction of long-term grinding belts
NC facility expands by an additional 60,000 square feet.
First production of grinding wheels in Poland
KLINGSPOR opens manufacturing operation in Tijuana, Mexico.
Logistic center put into operation
New patent pending quick change system for mop-discs
Development of high speed abrasive mops
KLINGSPOR USA celebrates 25 years.
KLINGSPOR celebrates 125th year anniversary.