History

Since more than 150 years

VSM Eingangsportal zum Verwaltungsgebäude im Jahr 1930

VSM stands for Vereinigte Schmirgel- und Maschinen-Fabriken AG, based in Hanover-Hainholz. Founded in 1864 by Siegmund Oppenheim and Siegmund Seeligmann, the company started out with the manufacturing of sandpaper. 50 years later, VSM decided to specialise in the production of coated abrasives.

It was the design of its own in-house cloth treatment plant that led to VSM becoming one of the leading companies in the abrasives industry at that time. Despite the ravages caused during the Second World War, the company’s success was unstoppable. Thanks to retained earnings and the dedication of the company’s workforce, it was possible to quickly resume the production on 5th October 1945.

What followed was the development of a belt conversion plant, storage facilities, laboratories, and test and pilot facilities in addition to the consistent expansion of its production capacities. The building of a state-of-the art training centre, which boasts a workshop with grinding machinery and conference rooms with modern conference technology, which can be used by both our customers and staff, completes the process of modernisation. All of this has contributed to making VSM what it is today – one of the most distinguished manufacturers in the abrasives industry.


VSM Abrasives Canada Inc.

VSM Abrasives has a had a presence in Canada now for over 50 yrs. Originally converted by Thomas Abrasives from the late 60's to the late 80's and then VSM opened a wholly owned Subsidiary in 1991. Based in Oakville, Ontario we are located in the western part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) conveniently close to the major highways.

VSM Abrasives Canada Inc. strives to be the best supplier you can interact with. Constantly working to offer better Service, Products and Quality. VSM is known world wide for Quality Abrasives. All Material is made in Germany with ISO9001 standards and as a member of OSA VSM adheres to strict safety guidelines for all products. 

In the Canadian market we sell through Distribution and work closely with End-Users to provide solution based products that provide a better way. Our goal is to provide End-Users with High Tech Products, Technical Support and Service you Deserve.