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HistoryA family-owned enterprise

1909

Incorporation of "Westerwerke – Fabriken hochfeuerfester Erzeugnisse" by Jean Wester.

1961

Incorporation of "Wester Tonbergbau". Start of clay mining activities.

1975

Incorporation of trading company A.+H. Wester OHG. Company engages in production and trading of material for the refractory market.

1979

Wester Tonbergbau discontinues clay mining activities. The company develops processes to recycle used and contaminated corundum. Wester Mineralien specializes in trading reclaimed material.

1989

Wester Mineralien extends range of products for the refractory market to products for all kind of abrasive applications.

1990

Wester Mineralien begins business activities in China. The company sets up a local presence in Zhengzhou, China. 

1994

Incorporation of production site Polmineral Sp. Z .o. o. in Llodz, Poland.

1998

Incorporation of production site South Africa (Pty) Ltd. in Durban.

2005

Wester Tonbergbau KG develops operations to process and treat corundum for the lacquer, surface and laminate industries.

2009

The company celebrates its 100th anniversary.