1895

Daniel Swarovski

establishes a factory for the production of crystal stones for jewellery in the town of Wattens, Tyrol
1919

TYROLIT is founded

to manufacture grinding tools for crystal production
1950

Relocation

from Wattens to Schwaz (Tyrol).
1952

Market launch

of the first SECUR® cut-off and rough grinding wheels with glass fibre reinforcement
1967

Production starts

on the first diamond tools for precision machining
1970

Production starts

on the first diamond circular saw blades for the construction industry
1977

A new plant is opened

for the manufacture of diamond and CBN grinding tools in Schwaz (Tyrol).
1981

Installation

of a scanning electron microscope with the largest test chamber in Europe
1984

Start

of mass production of laser-welded diamond tools for the construction industry
1990

Launch

of the diamond wire saw
1991

Investment

in US company Diamond Products and Swiss company Hydrostress
1992

A new plant is opened

in Stans (Tyrol) for high-precision diamond and CBN grinding tools
1993

Construction

of a new warehouse and dispatch centre, optimisation of logistics
1996

TYROLIT Brazil

Building and commissioning of the Brazilian production plant for precision, CBN and diamond abrasives.
1998

Modernisation

of conventional vitrified bonded grinding tool production in Schwaz
2003

TYROLIT Thailand

TYROLIT subsidiary TYROLIT Thai Diamond opens in Rayong Province, Thailand
2006

Expansion

of the sales network with the TYROLIT Asia Pacific Thailand and TYROLIT Central Eastern Europe sales companies
2007

TYROLIT Germany

Relocation and expansion of TYROLIT Reineke to Neuenrade, Germany
2008

TYROLIT China

The new stone, marble, granite, natural stone and glass plant is opened in Suzhou, China
2009

Acquisition

of the American abrasives manufacturer Radiac Abrasives Inc. (USA)
2012

Burka Kosmos

Acquisition of the German manufacturer Burka Kosmos based in Frankfurt.
2014

TYROLIT Group

acquires the companies Grinding Techniques (South Africa) and Nestag AG (Switzerland) and enters the consumer goods market with TYROLIT life.