History of sia Abrasives - 130 years of tradition

1867
Foundation of a chemical factory in Frauenfeld

1875
First manufacture of coated abrasives at the present location

1914
Conversion into a limited company

1991
Separation of ownership and operational management

1997
Management Buyout

1998
Adoption of a new world-wide corporate image

1999
Initial Public Offering at Swiss Stock Exchange

2000
Celebration: 125 years of mechanical manufacture of coated abrasives

2002
Project Columbus - implementation of new ERP computer system

2005
Expansion into the market for abrasive coated foam products (abrasive sponges) with the acquisition of sia Abrafoam Ltd. (UK)

2008
Public tender offer by Scintilla AG, Solothurn (Switzerland), a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany), for all publicly held shares of sia Abrasives Holding AG

2009
Bosch holds 99.6 percent of the shares and voting rights of sia Abrasives Holding AG trough its indirect subsidiary Scintilla AG


History of sia Abrasives - Biuro Technologiczne Sp. z o.o.

1990 - 1993
Conception work to prepare basis for the company's operation in the Polish market

14.09.1993
sia BT begins its operation in Poland

1994
Trips to factories, trainings in Switzerland, implementation of new sanding technologies

1994
First participation in DREMA fairs [every year since 1994]

1997
First issue of the industry Bulletin of SIA Abrasives Users "Blue line news"

1997
The first line for the converting of narrow belts

1998
The range of products increase with sanding systems for metal

1998
The second line for the production of wide and narrow belts

1999
The company acquires a 10% share in the Polish market

1999
New company logo

1999
New company headquarters on the outskirts of the city [offices + production]

2000
Opening of the first branch in Pozna´┐Ż ( January )

2001
Bronze medal for the stand at the International Exhibition of Machinery and Wood Processing DREMA 2001

08.2001
The Olsztyn branch starts operation

09.2001
A professional training centre is established ( September )

1.10.2001
The third continues converting line

06.2003
Celebration - 10 years of SIA Biuro Techonologiczne Sp. z.o.o in Poland

05.2004
DREMA 2004 - gold medal for profile sanding system and Acanthus Aureus award for the stand.

04.2008
Drema 2008 - Acanthus Aureus award for the marketing strategy and trade stand.

05.2008
Move to the new location - Goleniow Industrial Park

04.2010
Drema 2010 - Acanthus Aureus award for the marketing strategy and trade stand