About us

VSM – More than just three letters

We understand more about grinding than most. We don't just give surfaces the perfect finish, we analyse our customers' individual needs and always implement the best solution.
VSM is recognised for its comprehensive know-how for specific applications. Industry, trade and crafts all appreciate the company's know-how.

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

Successful in the abrasives market for more than 150 years

VSM stands for

VSM customers profit from our industry leading expertise and outstanding know-how of our research and development and production, all utilized by our trained application engineers and international sales force.

Grain technology

Excellent abrasives are characterised by a perfect interaction of material, binder and abrasive grain. VSM doesn't leave anything to chance! To meet the high standards of quality which the company sets itself, VSM designs and develops its own advanced abrasive grain.


VSM bietet für jede Anwendung das perfekt abgestimmte Schleifmittel.

Application know-how

The VSM philosophy is to find the best abrasive to suit the particular application. With over 200 customised product lines and a global network of application engineers, we can find the ideal solution for virtually any sanding or grinding challenge.


Production technology

Our expertise in production technology is closely linked to the site in Hanover. For the last 150 years, VSM has set standards in the production of flexible coated abrasives. A recipe for success which has convinced our customers worldwide.

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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