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Radiac Abrasives, A TYROLIT Company – An Introduction

Posted March 6, 2014 in Company News


Radiac Abrasives is a leading manufacturer of conventional bonded and superabrasives in North America. For more than 100 years, Radiac has delivered technology and quality in both product and service to the industry.


Radiac was acquired by Tyrolit in 2009. The TYROLIT Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative solutions in grinding, cutting, drilling, honing, dressing and polishing. TYROLIT employs about 4,600 in 27 production locations in 11 countries. TYROLIT is a part of the Swarovski Group. Throughout their history, Swarovski has produced innovations and inspired creative trends in fields as varied as jewelry, fashion, accessories, lighting and interior design, culture, and industrial research and development.

Radiac is your North American company for high performance Tyrolit brand products for the Automotive, Bearing, Aviation, Cutting Tools and Primary Metals Industries. Unsurpassed expertise in Gear Grinding and Large Diameter Cut-off wheels up to 2 Meters round out Tyrolit’s vast capabilities available from your Radiac Team.


Throughout a history of name changes and mergers, Radiac Abrasives still puts customers first, finding the best possible solutions for their grinding needs through creative flexibility and high standards of excellence. Radiac Abrasives began as A.P. deSanno in 1891 in Philadelphia, PA. The Radiac trademark was established in 1929.The company name was changed from deSanno-Universal to Radiac in 1985.


Radiac employs over 600 in the United States. Three manufacturing facilities are located in the U.S. including Salem, IL, Oswego, IL and Marysville, WA. Both the Salem and Oswego facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified. In addition, both are working to obtain ISO 14001 environmental certification. We remain focused to improve the effectiveness of our overall QMS and to continue to strive for improvements in product quality and lower scrap rates.

As a leading full line producer of grinding wheels, Radiac offers more than 50,000 precision built products of high quality, performance, and repeatability for virtually every conceivable manufacturing application. All products are manufactured and tested per ANSI B7.1.


Radiac’s industry team approach combines both sales and engineering expertise to determine the most cost effective and expedient solution for your grinding needs. With 40 Field Sales Representatives, 8 Business Unit Managers, 15 Application Engineers, 18 Customer Service Representatives and 3 Pricing Coordinators, the Radiac Sales Team combines both sales and engineering expertise to determine the most cost effective and expedient solution for your grinding needs.


Radiac Abrasives is represented by a nation-wide industrial distribution network that supports our customers with on-site inventory, specification assistance and product application know-how. Radiac offers an unparalleled selection of products, service, and materials to help distributors and customers address their requirements. No other organization can offer the experience, spirit, resources and support of Radiac Abrasives.

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