130 years of abrasives

Norton’s dedication to quality throughout more than a century

Norton understands that when you need the right sandpaper for your paint-stripping needs or the right grinding wheel to streamline production in your plant, it can deliver the choices that matter to your workforce, the environment, and your bottom line. The company is constantly looking for ways to improve your working conditions and simplify the job by eliminating dust or noise, reducing total costs by increasing the number of parts you can finish in an abrasive application, and considering the ergonomics of the application to improve worker comfort. “Right” means different things for every customer. And, if Norton does not have the solution you are looking for today, you can count on it to be developing that solution tomorrow.

As a brand of Saint-Gobain, a world leader in sustainable habitat, Norton offers the widest portfolio of grinding, cutting, blending, finishing and polishing solutions for all markets, materials and applications with the most advanced and affordable technology. So, as your needs evolve, its access to the global expertise of Saint-Gobain becomes even more valuable to making a difference in your day-to-day needs. The company has excellent expertise at its largest research center located in Northboro, MA.

Norton is proud of its strong presence in your communities across Canada and the U.S. Its 2,200 employees work in one of eight facilities. Norton is a global brand that delivers locally—its employees are imagining, making, delivering, and selling products you use just around the corner. It brings deep experience and shares common values focused on delivering powerful, precise, and user-friendly solutions to any finishing/refinishing application.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives aquires Farécla, a nice addition to the Refinish Solutions Group. Norton has extended its umbrella brand to a polishing compound company, the U.K.-based Farécla. The name Farécla comes from the combination of the french words “shining” and “bright” which is a perfect description of what its product provides for collision repairers.

Founded in 1952, Farécla has become one of the leading automotive surface polishing products on the market, and Norton is excited to invite them into its association.

According to RSG, Farécla will fit well, as RSG provides “great access to a one-stop, comprehensive refinishing-solutions system to increase productivity, reduce cycle time and improve quality.”

“Saint-Gobain acquired Farécla in late 2018,” Ron Cuccia of Saint-Gobain Abrasives stated. “We are excited by the increased focus on collision repair and the technical expertise Farécla brings to engineer new solutions for the automotive market.”

Norton encourages you to explore its site to learn more about its products, markets, applications and partnerships as well as how it can customize made-to-order solutions that work specifically for you.