About us

VSM – More than just three letters

VSM understands grinding more than most. We are recognized for our diverse experience of application processes and thorough understanding of industry standards. We don't just give surfaces the perfect finish, we analyze our customers' individual needs in order to implement the best solution. 

Competence. Quality. Customer orientation. These are what VSM stands for.

Successful in the abrasives market for more than 150 years

VSM stands for

VSM's Technical Service team is recognized as one of the most highly trained and knowledgeable in the coated abrasives industry. Their objective is to understand your application in an effort to help determine the right product for your process, reduce finishing costs and increase production efficiencies.

Grain technology

Excellent abrasives are characterised by a perfect combination of quality materials. In order to achieve our high quality standards, we design and develop our own advanced abrasive grains in-house. This process strengthens our grain offering and ensures a quality solution for a wide range of applications.


VSM bietet für jede Anwendung das perfekt abgestimmte Schleifmittel.

Application know-how

Throughout our history, our philosophy has remained the same. It is our goal to evaluate and optimize our customers’ grinding processes, without sacrificing quality. And, with 200+ product lines, we are confident in our ability to provide the right coated abrasive solution for your specific application.


Production proficiency

Evolving from small-scale flint paper manufacturing to full-scale coated abrasive manufacturing, we continue to learn, adapt and implement processes that will benefit our customers. This sole product focus is what distinguishes VSM from other manufacturers. 

VSM stands for

VSM customers can always expect to receive abrasives with a constantly high level of quality. VSM uses its own intermediate products, cutting-edge production technology and multi-level quality inspection.


Product quality

In the VSM in-house quality assessment laboratory, regular end checks are conducted on products - from microscopic examinations to grinding tests on in-house test facilities.

Intermediate product quality

Our quality promise starts by inspecting the raw materials we use. To be on the safe side, we produce our own finishes, binding systems and abrasive grits.

Production quality

A climate encapsulated spreading device, laser-controlled weight measurement, exact web guidance and control system and multi-level, protective drying facilities are just some of the factors that guarantee success in the production of high-quality abrasives. The result is a 'made in Germany' VSM quality.

Certified and recognized world-wide

VSM is a member of the Federation of the European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA). The safety standards defined by this Federation ensure the safe and secure use of abrasives.
The Organization for the Safety of Abrasives (oSa) is a voluntary association of producers of abrasive tools, of which VSM has been a long-standing member.
VSM has been certified according to the ISO Standard 9001:2015 for many years. This has provided the basis for ongoing quality assurance and guarantees to meet the highest performance expectations across all corporate divisions.
The Association of German Abrasive Manufacturers (Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke, VDS) is the leading German association for abrasive technologies and represents the interests and concerns of the German abrasives industry, including those of VSM.
AEO – Authorised Economic Operator
VSM has been AEO certified since 2015. AEO stands for Authorized Economic Operator. This internationally recognized seal of approval ensures supply chain security from the manufacturer of a commodity to the end user.

VSM stands for
Customer orientation

We take a holistic view of our customers' sanding and grinding challenges: Starting with professional application consultation to reliable product supply and user training programs - VSM is there for you worldwide.

Grinding Process Optimization

VSM doesn't just deliver the right abrasive. We analyse your sanding process and can adjust your sanding system to your needs. Our aim is to deliver the perfect sanding or grinding solution!

Our know-how for the Benefit of our Customers

The VSM Technical Centre (TC) in Hanover offers facilities for product training programs, workshops and extensive application tests. Customer applications can be calibrated and the results checked. A VSM service that reduces downtimes and productivity loss at our customers.

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