Winoa Celebrates its 60th Anniversary


Global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, recently announced via press release the celebration of the company's 60th anniversary and of its Cheylas factory in Isère, France, which has been named the largest steel media factory in the world.

Formerly known as Wheelabrator Allevard, Winoa has become widely known for its industry leadership in steel shot and surface preparation, main applications in peening, cleaning, preparing and cutting.

“It is in our hands, with the love for our company, passion to serve our clients, dedication to execute promises and the fantasy to dream further. Further for at least another 60 years,” said Winoa CEO, Ramesh Krishnan. “From our hometown in Le Cheylas, now to a global leader in abrasive products was the story of the last 60 years. Now building on that base of product leadership and, emerging into a sustainable technology leader in surface treatment, is our vision for the next 60 years.”

To celebrate its anniversary, the company reports that it plans to implement a renewed and improved growth plan, as well as the development and marketing of new services and products.

“We take this opportunity to thank all our customers, partners and stakeholders for their trust on this journey, which we have experienced together,” writes Winoa. “We are proud of this journey, and of Winoa’s worldwide development and leadership position, which would never have happened without the contribution and dedication of our teams; that is why we owe a very special thanks to our dedicated Winoa family.”

Today, Winoa has more than 800 employees, customers in 120 countries and has been established on four continents, with a total of nine factories, four test centers and three research centers.


Tagged categories: Abrasives; Asia Pacific; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Industry News; Latin America; North America; Program/Project Management; Surface preparation; W Abrasives; W Abrasives; Winoa; Z-Continents

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