Tyrolit acquires Acme Abrasives

February 02, 2024 - 07:30am

The Tyrolit Group has acquired all of the stock of Acme Abrasives, a specialized abrasives manufacturer and provider based in Michigan, which is now Tyrolit’s seventh manufacturing plant in the U.S. 

According to Tyrolit, the 2023 acquisition will further expand the company’s product portfolio for the steel and foundry, as well as the rail industry. Tyrolit plans to integrate Acme wheels into its portfolio of grinding and specialty abrasive solutions for industrial clients.

CEO Thomas Friess said “We have built a successful global economic base that allows us to further pursue our strategic direction of business activities. The further expansion of our portfolio – especially for crucial industries like steel, foundry and rail – strengthens our operational competitiveness.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • abrasive


    Substance used for grinding, honing, lapping, superfinishing and polishing. Examples include garnet, emery, corundum, silicon carbide, cubic boron nitride and diamond in various grit sizes.

  • grinding


    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.


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