By creating Abrasives Center in 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Duchêne wanted to answer a ceaselessly increasing demand for abrasives in Belgium.
From the beginning of its existence, Abrasives Center tries to meet up with the needs of its customers in abrasives, grinding stones, products and articles for polishing and soon becomes a leader in this domain.
Enjoying a very good reputation in its sector, Abrasives Center extends in 1982 in France, in buildings situated in the industrial park of Valenciennes in the North.
Also the production site needs extension and Abrasives Center decides in 2000 to invest in new technologies of production in Luxembourg.
2009 is marked by the take-over of the company by Olivier Chenot and Maurice Lennerts. This take-over joins within the framework of a continuity of the services offered to the customers as well as the quality of products.
In 2010, Abrasives Center acquires his supplier and manufacturer of wire brushes, specialized in cylinder brushes.
In 2011, the company Wilabras, active in abrasives for 18 years, joins Abrasives Center. Its production unit of assembling abrasive belts is integrated in the site of Wandre.
2012, we sign a cooperation agreement with the company ESAB, that produces consumables and machines for all processes and applications of welding and cutting. With the employment of experienced people in this area, this will be an important department of "Abrasives Center".
The same year, we win the award Cubitron II from 3M, as the best distributor of this revolutionary product in the world of abrasives.
In 2013, we become Suhner official distributor for Belgium. Suhner is a manufacturer of pneumatic and electric power tools and machines with flexible shafts. We also distribute the brands Hitachi and Chicago Pneumatic.
2014 marks the publication of a new practical catalog, a convenient and easily accessible tool in support of the operators in the workshops.
In 2015, we expand our product range with cutting tools and great partners like Dormer, Celesa (Blue-Master) and Labor.
Today, Abrasives Center offers more than 6000 products to customers from all over the world.
Our distribution centres are situated in Wandre and Valenciennes, where our teams welcome you with a smile and professionalism and offer you the advice and the assistance which you need.
We take pride in satisfying our customers' requirements to the best of our ability as soon as possible.
We can also provide our customers with products that are specially manufactured for specific applications. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any special requirements.