TYROLIT acquires BIBIELLE S.p.A
At the end of July 2020, the TYROLIT Group acquired Bibielle S.p.A., a leading manufacturer of high quality three-dimensional abrasive material, closing the product gap in surface conditioning.
As a leading provider of grinding and dressing tools, TYROLIT already offered a comprehensive portfolio of grinding solutions for many industries. Now, with the integration of the highly specialised Bibielle assortment, TYROLIT is able to meet all grinding, polishing, finishing and surface conditioning needs, down to the most niche customer requirements.
The basic raw material fibre is produced in-house and is used in countless non-woven (fleece) applications as well as in surface conditioning materials. This keeps the supply chain compact and short and also makes for great strategic growth potential outside of traditional target industries.
A wide range of products for finishing, masking and satin finishing, combined with high tear resistance, provides customers with the means for the best finish wherever a perfect surface is required. This includes, but is not limited to, design objects, surgical instruments, aircraft engines and turbine components, vanes, metal parts for boats, tanks and processing tools for chemicals and food, cutlery and jewellery.
Last year, the TYROLIT POWER assortment was further extended with D105 REMOVAL strips. The D105 REMOVAL strips consist of electroplated diamonds on a polyethylene backing stabilised by natural brushes. With these new rougher strips, it is possible to remove more material faster and still follow the surface.
The smooth transition of Bibielle S.p.A into the TYROLIT Group ensures that no know-how is lost and resources and insights are pooled to create an even stronger market position. Both TYROLIT and Bibielle customers will profit from the acquisition through the creation of a one-stop shop and a widened sales network.
The experts are working closely together to realise the huge potential for growth by making use of many synergies, especially in the area of research and development.
TYROLIT is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grinding and dressing tools, as well as a system provider for the construction industry. Headquartered in Schwaz, Austria, the family-owned business combines the strengths of being a part of the dynamic Swarovski Group with over a century’s worth of individual corporate and technological experience.