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We know abrasives

VSM is a manufacturer of high-quality coated abrasives for industry users, specialist retailers and trade professionals, and for a wide range of applications. Our knowledge of abrasives is second to none – and has been for over 155 years. Perfect surface quality, high stock removal, long service life – and all this while maintaining consistently outstanding performance. These are the distinctive features that continue to impress customers of VSM abrasives all over the world.


For more than 155 years


Active in more than 70 countries


Over 800 employees worldwide

Top quality, Made in Germany

More than 200 abrasive series for almost any application

From abrasive rolls, abrasive belts, sheets and pads, and abrasive discs on paper and cloth backings, to fibre discs, velour discs, non-woven abrasives or packaged products: the truly comprehensive VSM product portfolio offers customers in industry, the professional trades and specialist retail the right coated abrasive – every single time. Go here to find out more about VSM

The right abrasive for any application

VSM abrasives can be used on a wide range of grinding machines and in many different application scenarios. Such as flat surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, off-hand grinding and power tool use – to name but a few. VSM abrasives can be used to machine materials such as metal, steel, wood, glass, granite, plastics and many more besides. From high stock removal to a defined surface quality, and from woodworking to metal processing: grinding always gets good results with VSM abrasives. Take a look at our extensive product portfolio

A global partner for our industry, trade and dealer customers

VSM application engineers analyse the grinding processes at our customers all over the world and develop a grinding solution that is individually tailored to their applications. Nor does our individual VSM advice dry up once the sale is made: we make regular visits to our customers to build a long-lasting partnership.

Quality abrasives Made in Germany

Our strong vertical integration acts as a guarantee for the consistently high quality of all the abrasives we produce. Our quality assurance starts by inspecting the raw materials we receive. VSM also designs and produces all of the key preliminary products itself – from backing fabrics to synthetic resin bonds and abrasive grains. We are one of only a handful of abrasives manufacturers worldwide that operate their own cloth finishing plant. VSM has maintained ISO 9001 certification for many years as the basis for its quality assurance system.

We understand abrasives

We know abrasives. We understand abrasives. Benefit from our high level of industry expertise worldwide and the experience we have gained by working with over 60 grinding machine manufacturers. From the development of our own abrasive grain, cloth backings or synthetic resin bonds to the production of the finished abrasive, right through to its use by our customers and the interplay of grinding machine and workpiece. In a nutshell, that’s what VSM abrasives expertise is all about. We apply our extensive knowhow to minimise production times for our customers, improve the surface quality of the material being ground and reduce production costs.

In our VSM Competence Centre (CC) at the company’s head office in Hanover, we offer multilingual product training, technical abrasives seminars and comprehensive application testing for end users and dealers.

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