Abacon in UK becomes part of the Bibielle Group.
9 May 2011
Abacon, a coated abrasives business based in Sheffield, has become part of the Bibielle Group. Italy-headquartered Bibielle also specialises in abrasives. Since 1965 Bibielle has been an R&D driven Company specializing in manufacturing of High Quality Non Woven Abrasive Materials and Converting Premium Coated Abrasives Products.The corporate team of law firm Taylor&Emmet advised Sheffield-based Abacon on the disposal.
Established in 1986, Abacon supplies both the metal working and woodworking industries with its finishing products. Abacon is an important player within its industry sector. Their knowledge, experience and customer base ensued that they were an ideal acquisition target and it is hoped that the business will go from strength to strength as part of the Bibielle group.
Bibielle, a research and development-driven business, was established in 1965. It was one of the first companies in the world to open a division of automatic production of flap disks.. In 1996 the company developed the first basic material called Strip-It, followed in 1999 by Surface Conditioning and in 2001 by its High Performance Nonwoven. At the same time, the company established sales networks in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, England and the U.S., to ensure direct promotion of the company’s products on the different markets. Today the company is in second place in the world as a producer of Surface Conditioning, and distributes its products in about 50 countries. It has a staff of 150 employees and a sales network of over 70 agents and sales people