History

"Market-oriented development ? yesterday and today"

ELBE, a medium-sized company based in the Greater Stuttgart area, has been producing high-quality grinding tools for over 100 years.

An acute sense of tradition and progress is the driving force of the company; these two principles complement each other perfectly at ELBE. Decades of experience paired with modern production technologies will give the customer the required confidence in the quality of their products."

Timeline

1861
Birth of the company founder, Friedrich Elbe

1889
Establishment of an abrasives factory that started with the small-scale manufacture of bonded abrasive stones made from abrasive powder and other natural grinding raw materials

1895
Construction of the first factory building on Austrasse in Bietigheim-Bissingen

1899
Expansion of the production facility through an affiliation with a separate grinding mill where raw materials were ground and sieved until 1930

1920
Entry of Theodor Schreiber into the Elbe company

1924
Death of the company founder Friedrich Elbe and takeover of management by son-in-law and engineer Theodor Schreiber

1939
Establishment of a benevolent fund with additional pension scheme

1948
The nephews of Theodor Schreiber, Mr. Gottfried Traub and Mr. Gerhard Schreiber, join the company and take over its management

1955
Changeover from ceramic ovens to innovative gas-heated ovens

ca. 1960
Suspension of production for the manufacture of simple grinding tool types (e.g., grindstones)

1960
Strategic shift to the manufacture of high-quality precision grinding tools for modern grinding processes

1965
Additional line of production with the manufacture of shaped abrasives for drum and barrel grinding methods

1968
Death of Theodor Schreiber

1989
100-year celebration

2016
Acquisition by Comet Schleifscheiben GmbH

2017

New development and introduction of Elbe CBN easydress