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11.06.2024 - Machine sales following MACH and a successful first exhibition at GrindingHub!

MACH 2024

In April, we exhibited at MACH Exhibition 2024 to showcase our latest technology with roaring success! At this year’s industry event for machine tools, we displayed two grinding machines – the Iron surface grinder by Rosa and compact cylindrical grinder ECO 200 by Micromatic – and had more partner representatives than ever before joining us from Germany, Italy and India to support our machinery and equipment solutions. 

Just a month after the exhibition, we made our first post-show machine sale and have ongoing enquiries for more machine tools in our range.  

GrindingHub 2024

May brought our first time exhibiting surface solutions at GrindingHub Exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. At the show, Slawomir Klisiewicz, Master Abrasives Polska's National Sales Manager, came to represent his team and look out for future distributors of the Master brand. 

Our complete range of Master abrasive solutions were on display, including grinding wheels, stones and dressing tools with the newest CBN and Diamond range. Paul Batson, Managing Director, was interviewed by the organisers for his take on the show on day 3 - which you can watch over on their YouTube channel.

Thanks to everyone - customers, partners and media contacts – who came to visit us at MACH and GrindingHub this year! Watch our exhibition review videos for more highlights:

MACH Review:

GrindingHub Review:

Our team can still offer demonstration of machinery and equipment from Micromatic, Rosa, Supfina and KW Spindles. Our experts offer to evaluate your applications for improved productivity and better part finishes. Please get in touch with our engineering team for more information:

27.03.2024 - Master Abrasives exhibiting at the Grinding Hub 2024

Master Abrasives UK will be exhibiting the full range of Master® products at the 2024 Grinding Hub exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany alongside its sister company, Master Abrasives Polska.

Master bonded abrasivesRepresentatives from both companies will be available on stand B01 in Hall 10 from 14-17th May to discuss the complete range of abrasives from the Master brand and how these products can improve productivity in various applications. Products being exhibited include high-quality grinding wheels and a complete range of complementary dressings products.

Since last exhibiting at a European engineering show, Master have introduced a complete range of super abrasive products which includes the precision internal range of Master vitrified CBN wheels.  Products include high performance wheels mounted on threaded or carbide shanks to suit the grinding of high precision components or those difficult to grind materials down to 1mm bore sizes.  The UK-owned company has been winning new business globally with this range of products and can fully support manufacturers with their long-established larger range of vitrified CBN and diamond wheels. 

The range of Master burrs includes their newest release, the HD cut, ideal for working on aluminium and non-ferrous materials. They give excellent stock removal, are good for blending cast lines and have a low-vibration, smooth running performance. This range will be stocked in a range of suitable sizes and will be available to view on the stand at the Grinding Hub.

Master Abrasives have been experts in grinding solutions for many years and their display of grinding wheel options at the Grinding Hub will be tailored to a variety of industries including aerospace, oil and gas and automotive. They offer a full range of grades in vitrified and resin bonds and specially designed products such as SAWPRO grinding wheels for cool cutting action when sharpening circular saws.

Paul Batson, Managing Director of Master Abrasives group of companies, commented: “We visited the exhibition in 2022 and decided then that this would be part of our promotional and communications strategy for 2024.  We are exhibiting at MACH 24 in the UK, STOM 24 in Poland, the location of our sister company, and this will be the focus for promoting our message not only in mainland Europe but globally.  I am really impressed with the list of exhibitors planning to be at the exhibition, it is great for engineering globally and for all us exhibitors to show off our portfolio.  We have a strong product focus and will be looking to strengthen our network of agents especially in Germany and France.  I would encourage any parties interested in representing a strong global brand to come and talk to us – I will be at the show all week with my colleagues so come over and say hello.  I’m confident that we will come across even more opportunities this year to grow the Master brand even more internationally.”

Paul and SlawomirNow with a sister company located in Bielsko-Biala Poland, Master Abrasives Polska is ideally located to serve both the Polish and European markets for the Master group. Paul Batson added, “Slawomir Klisiewicz is leading the new company in Poland as National Sales Manager. He has many years of experience in the abrasives industry and will be available to discuss customer requirements at the Grinding Hub. The Polish company has just been appointed an official 3M precision product distributor for Poland which mirrors the UK company and we are all very excited about this opportunity – 3M’s high technology grinding products sit very comfortably with our own Master range of products – ensuring we continue to offer all our customers a complete solution for industry.” 

Paul concluded, “After over 50 years of successful trading, we have the experience needed to match the application with the most effective process and products. We have used our knowledge to develop the products in the Master brand, which is now recognised internationally for high-quality abrasives. We look forward to working with new potential distributors on helping customers to improve productivity in other parts of the world following the Grinding Hub exhibition – we look forward to seeing you there.”

27.03.2024 - John Edwards joins as Technical Sales Representative for the South

John Edwards, Sales Representative

We're pleased to announce that on 18th March, John Edwards joined our team as Technical Sales Representative for the Southern region! 

John has a strong technical background in power tools and their applications from his previous role at Dynabrade, as well as market experience from prior sales roles at industrial distributors.

With a strong knowledge of both our key end-users and distributors across the Midlands and South, we are confident he will be a great asset to the team! 

13.02.2024 - Master Abrasives becomes an authorised ROSA Machine Representative


ROSA Iron Machine

Midlands-based Master Abrasives has recently been appointed as the ROSA Ermando S.p.A authorised agent in the UK and Ireland, a leading worldwide supplier of grinding machines based in Italy.

For this brand addition to Master’s range, discussions have been handled slightly differently and it has been mutually agreed with ROSA’s current distributor that Master Abrasives will work closely with them in a gradual handover. 

For several years, ROSA has been represented in the UK by NL Machine Tool Consulting Limited whose Managing Director, Mr Norman Loughton, has served them very well and has a long history in the UK machine tool industry. As Norman is now considering slowing down as he heads towards retirement, it was fortuitus that Master Abrasives and ROSA had started discussing future representation in the UK.  

Following a three-way discussion, it was mutually agreed that Master would represent ROSA from the 1st Jan 2024, working closely with Norman in a slow and seamless hand over. 

Paul Batson, Master Abrasives’ Managing Director, stated: “Whilst we are very honoured to have reached an agreement to represent ROSA and work with them on potential new business, we also want to show our respect for the work that Norman has put in to the brand and customer base over recent years. For this reason, it was critical that Norman was on board and we’re glad he was happy to work with us on the smooth transmission from NL Machines Tools’ distributorship to Master Abrasives.”  

Ian Meredith, Giuseppe Bucci and Paul Batson

ROSA, founded in 1964 by Eng. Ermando Rosa, designs and builds horizontal-spindle grinding machines for plane surfaces and profiles, grinding machines with universal head for slideways and profiles and creep-feed grinding machines. Mr ROSA bought the rival FAVRETTO Machines Tool company in recent years so they can also offer the range of FAVRETTO machines, sitting well beside the ROSA range for a very comprehensive machine portfolio.

Giuseppe Bucci, Export Manager at ROSA stated: “This new partnership with Master Abrasives is a wonderful opportunity to keep serving the manufacturing community in the U.K. Our surface and profile grinders are optimally targeted towards many high-end grinding applications offered by British market.

Master Abrasives with their expertise and competence will add value to the quality and reliability supplied with any ROSA surface grinder by providing process-related support and guidance. I am sure this collaboration will set the basis for increasing our market presence by assisting existing customers and becoming a reference for new prospects.”  

Ian Meredith, Master Abrasives Applications Engineering Manager, commented “ROSA have a great history and pedigree in the machine tool industry and their range falls very nicely into our machine tool portfolio. We can offer our customer base top quality machine tools but with the support of abrasive products to ensure they get the optimum productivity out of their machining set up.”    

The main industrial sectors where ROSA surface grinders are to be found are mould and dies manufacturers, tool makers, the machine tool industry, aerospace industry guideways and linear guiding systems and circular knives and straight knives for steel, aluminium and paper industry, all of which will be a target markets for the Master team and potentially others that are waiting to be developed. You can visit Master Abrasives at MACH Exhibition this year to see a ROSA machine on their stand 430 in hall 6.

Contact Master Abrasives’ team for more information on ROSA machinery and repairs to assess your application requirements with professionals:

18.01.2024 - Master Abrasives to exhibit grinding solutions with machinery partners at MACH 2024


MACH 2024 will be an excellent opportunity for Master Abrasives to focus on its machine tool offering to the UK industrial marketplace. The stand 430 in Hall 6 will showcase the company’s offering.  

Master Abrasives’ roots lay in the application and sale of consumable abrasive tools used for metal removal and polishing, however, over the past few years they have developed a strategy to offer even more of a “complete solution for industry” by building a solid grinding and finishing machine tool offering.  This portfolio includes grinding wheels, dressing systems, grinding machines, superfinishing units, coolant nozzles, measuring equipment and introduces the latest additions to the family: the range of surface grinding machines from Rosa Ermando machine tools, based in Italy. 

The stand will feature the CNC grinder PLUTO-18 - specially designed by Micromatic Grinding Technologies to focus on compactness, high-performance and providing an economical grinding solution. It is best suited to produce highly accurate small components and can perform both plunge and traverse grinding operations. Visitors will see the machine cycle and be able to ask experts on the stand about its capabilities and other application queries. 

ROSA Iron Machine A Rosa surface grinder will be displayed by Master Abrasives as their new agent in the UK and Ireland; the team will be introducing a representative from the Italian manufacturer to visitors. Additional representatives from Micromatic and Supfina will be available to discuss application requirements - so Master is encouraging any visitors with general or specific application enquiries to make an appointment and bring along their components or problems for experts to assess and offer a potential solution.

Supfina finisherAnother part of the display will be Supfina’s tape finishing attachment, just one example of the many high-quality products the German manufacturer offers. Johannes Weiss from Supfina is travelling to support the team for part of the MACH week and can discuss further the potential for any of Supfina’s broad product range, whether you’re flat finishing, fine grinding, double disk grinding, superfinishing or looking for high-tech automated solutions. 

To complement the comprehensive machine tool portfolio, Master is exhibiting its established range of high precision abrasive grinding wheels, available in conventional, ceramic and Superabrasives. Visitors will find answers to all application requirements, from high stock removal to consistent part quality. Superfinishing stones, wheels and tapes (also known as micro films) are part of their abrasive offering, ensuring complete and cost effective solutions for their customers. 

Ian Meredith, Applications Engineering Manager and stand manager for Master Abrasives comments: “This year at MACH we have a wider range of machinery and equipment available than ever before and our expertise is even stronger. This is why we’ve gone for a larger stand and made sure we have a prominent location on a main aisle in Hall 6. Our team will be ready to answer any application questions and arrange for a full grinding demonstration back in Master Abrasives showroom.”

Master Abrasives team at MACH is led by Ian Meredith who has many years of experience in a range of applications. Kelly Warrington, Customer Services Team Leader, will also be offering support; her role involves providing vital assistance from the office for applications engineering. Other Master representatives attending include Paul Batson, Managing Director, Andy Wright Business Development and Sales Manager and other members of the Marketing team. 

Some more partners promoted on the Master stand this year to improve manufacturing productivity include Q8 Oils for coolant, KW Abrichttec GmbH for spindles and spindle repair and measuring equipment by Innovative Automation Products.  Master Abrasives can also put visitors in contact with an experienced company if finance options need to be considered.

Companies involved in grinding are invited to meet the specialists Master Abrasives will have present at MACH to discuss their grinding issues or aims to improve their processes. To avoid missing the opportunity, visitors should get in touch with Master to arrange their appointment ahead of time by emailing or discussing further with Ian Meredith, Applications Engineering Manager. Whether you’re looking for improved cycle times, more consistent part quality in sensitive parts, or have other grinding and finishing goals, the Master stand will have the experts on-hand to answer your questions. 

Ian Meredith concludes, “We have a dedicated applications engineering team available to provide technical advice at MACH. We can present a cost-effective, high-productive solution including the machine, the right abrasives, coolant nozzles and dressers for a high-quality finished part.”