Some facts from our company history

Zakład Wytwarzania Artykułów Ściernych was established in 1987 as a company manufacturing abrasive segments for surface grinding used in armaments industry. In 1990 the production was moved to our present location, 10 Przemysłowa Street in Koło. Since that time we've invested heavily in the development of our company, nowadays known under the name ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES.

The development program, based on our own ideas and concepts, has resulted in new buildings, increased manufacturing space and newly acquired equipment for high quality production of our grinding wheels.

Important facts from our history:

01.04.1987: Foundation of the company under the name “Zakład Wytwarzania Materiałów Ściernych” (Manufacturing Plant of Abrasive Materials) as a partnership of Robert Andre and Wiesław Łopatka, located in Koło, 5 Poniatowski Street.
25.08.1990: The firm started its activity as Zakład Wytwarzania Artykułów Ściernych -  ANDRE ABRASIVE ARTICLES Robert Andre.
01.08.1990: The company was moved to newly erected plant located at 10 Przemysłowa Street in Koło.
19.12.1991: Start of reinforced grinding wheel 80 m/s manufacture for cutting and grinding operations.
11.03.1996: Start of ceramic bonded grinding wheels manufacture.
31.03.1998: The company computer network was put into operation.
21.08.1998: Purchase of the new hydraulic press with pressing force of 1000 ton.
30.11.1999: Putting into operation the new transformer station 630 kVA with a separate electric supply line 15 kV.
30.01.2000: Establishing of the plant laboratory.
29.10.2001: Implementation and certification of the quality control system in conformance with the ISO  9001:2000 standard.
31.01.2004: Finished product warehouse with office area for domestic and foreign sales  was put into operation.
02.05.2005: Plant No. 2 with the central raw material warehouse, located  in 23/25 Przemysłowa Street was put into operation.
28.09.2006: CNC vertical lathe for grinding wheel machining was put into operation.
20.10.2006: Implementation of the integrated system of quality management complying with ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:2004 and PN- 18001:2004 Standards.
03.03.2007: Putting into operation of the modernized office rooms for the company management
12.08.2009: The first fully automatized rotary press for manufacture of thin grinding wheels was put into operation.
08.12.2010: New finished product warehouse with office area for domestic and  export sales  was put into operation at the grounds of Plant No.2.