Farécla Leverages the Strength of New Owner Saint-gobain With New Distribution in North American Industrial Sector


Farécla is pleased to announce that its North American subsidiary, Farécla Inc. is to join forces with Saint-Gobain-owned Norton Abrasives for distribution of Farécla’s Profile range of abrasive compounds, polishes and waxes to industrial markets across the US and Canada. All Farécla’s core expertise will be retained to ensure a smooth switch of distribution that strengthens the market coverage of the Farécla brand and is expected to see the Profile products grow sales and market share.

“This move will further strengthen both teams with a view to substantially growing Profile as well as all Saint-Gobain industrial products in the North American market.” said Michael Haddon, Managing Director at Farécla.

“The fit could not be better”, said Jim Ridge, Global Sales and Marketing Director at Farécla. “Our North America team has done a tremendous job in building the reputation of Farécla’s Profile range in marine and other industrial sectors. This expansion of our distribution by linking up with our sister company, Norton Industrial is a natural next step and builds upon the success we are already enjoying in the Automotive sector following a similar link up with Saint-Gobain-led distribution”.



A division of Saint-Gobain delivering cutting-edge process solutions and best practice training programmes that allow customer’s businesses and technicians to stay up-to-date with the latest in surface finishing technologies and advances. Norton prides itself on its reputation for offering high quality products and expertise with top-level customer service.



A UK-based company within the Saint-Gobain Group, Farécla Products Ltd manufactures surface finishing products which are used on a wide variety of substrates across multiple market sectors.

From compounds and applicators, microfiber towels and other workshop ancillaries, Farécla has provided surface finishing solutions to automotive aftermarket, detailers, boat builders, wood workers, composites manufacturers and GRP moulders since 1952, and its products are now sold in over 120 countries worldwide.