"We support culture and sports "
sia Abrasives provides support for cultural and sporting events - in Frauenfeld, in Canton Thurgau and in Switzerland as a whole. The Group's greatest involvement in sport at the international level is with bobsledding. Since 1998, sia Abrasives has been sponsoring Switzerland's yellow-black national bobsled team. In addition to financial backing, sia Abrasives also provides technical support for these leading athletes by supplying abrasives to ensure the optimum treatment of the runners and bodywork of the team's sleds and by making available its expertise in the realm of abrasive processes. Technicians from sia Abrasives work closely together with these "wintertime Formula 1 drivers". This collaboration provides valuable information for both parties.

Three World Championships medals
The Swiss bobsled teams scored a number of successes again in the 2000/2001 winter season. In addition to top places in the World Cup an European Cup, they had three positions amongst the top three in the World Championships at St. Moritz. Reto Götschi and Martin Annen won medals for the two-man bob, Christian Reich was among the winners in the four-man bob event. Martin Annen puts this down to three factors: "Our success is based firstly on good start times, secondly on faultless runs and thirdly on having competitive equipment. And here sia Abrasives makes a major contribution."