Saint-Gobain Abrasives owns and operates Norton Abrasives, which manufactures and distributes a range of abrasives and related products for the industrial market. Founded in 1665, Saint-Gobain Abrasives offers manufacturing and distributing services for a variety of materials. Established in 1885, Norton Abrasives provides services for the metalworking, automotive, aerospace, bearing, sporting goods, foundry and automotive markets. It also offers a variety of coated abrasive products. Norton Abrasives has locations in more than 25 countries throughout the world.