About us

Technology for every surface. We are the specialists.

An ideal surface results from a number of interacting factors. We know this and so do our customers, which is why we have built our successful corporate philosophy on an integrated approach. In other words, we combine traditional knowledge, skills, and experience with cutting-edge technology and an uncompromising, customer-driven focus.

Supfina Grieshaber has dedicated considerable resources to research and has many decades of superfinishing experience using stones and tapes. By applying this expertise in perfecting upstream and downstream processes, we can provide versatile machines that exceed our customers’ expectations. Our renowned superfinishing applications for a wide array of fields—such as automotive, OEM, anti-friction bearings, precision engineering, and medical technology—are supplemented by economical machining systems for precision abrasive finishing and tape-grinding operations.

Karl-Heinz Richber
Managing Director
Supfina Grieshaber,
Germany
Oliver Hildebrandt
Managing Director
Supfina Grieshaber,
Germany
Andy Corsini
Managing Director
Supfina Machine Co.,
USA

For every surface that must be finished to near perfection, we have the best professional solution. What’s more, our flexible machine concept allows you to change workpieces or modify surface requirements quickly and easily, exactly meeting your production demands. Thus, you can respond rapidly to your customers’ changing needs and consolidate your market position. All of this is backed by our premium after-sales service to ensure that you can always rely on the machines that we customize for you.

 When it comes to economical machining solutions that meet your highest standards, Supfina Grieshaber is your reliable worldwide partner—today and for years to come.

Let us solve your machining task.

Quickly – economically – flexibly.

Part of a strong group

  • Solutions · Services
    High Precision Abrasive Machining
    200 employees

    • Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG
      Wolfach, Germany
    • Supfina Machine Company
      North Kingstown, R.I., USA
    • Supfina China-Office
      Beijing, P.R. China
  • Level-Switching-Pressure
    Schiltach: 700 employees
    Worldwide: more than 1.400 employees

    • VEGA does business in more than 80 countries.
  • High Precision Parts
    300 employees


    • Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG
      Schiltach, Germany

The history

More than 100 years of flexibility

The ability to respond to market changes — especially when those changes directly impact our customers — has defined Supfina from the start. In fact, we can proudly trace this flexibility back to our very roots, to the two companies from which Supfina emerged: Grieshaber Drehteile and Bergische Werkzeugfabrik .

In 1903, brothers Albin and Bruno Grieshaber founded a crafts business in Germany’s Black Forest. From this small company came Grieshaber Drehteile.

The Birth of the Supfina Brand Name

In 1910, the Hentzen family founded Bergische Werkzeugfabrik in Remscheid. While the family began by making drills, taps, and hobbing machines for gears, over the years production turned to machine design and, specifically, superfinishing technology. In 1951, the Remscheid company changed its name to Supfina (derived from “superfinishing”) Wieck & Hentzen. Thus, the Supfina brand name was born.

Meanwhile, Grieshaber Drehteile — based in the Black Forest — was producing turning machines and transmissions. In the 1960s, as the demand for superfinished surfaces increased, the Grieshaber family recognized the market opportunities and, like Supfina, began to focus on building superfinishing machines.

 

The creation of Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG

In 1972, they realized that collaboration would benefit both companies. In fact, so well did they work together that in 1995 they finally merged to become Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG. The combined company now maintains a presence in all important superfinishing markets: the United States (since 1984), through Supfina Machine Company, Inc., its production and distribution facility in North Kingstown, R.I.; and China (since 2001), through Supfina China, its representative in Beijing.

With this global presence, Supfina is positioned as the world's largest supplier of machines and attachments for superfinishing, as well as machines for precision abrasive finishing. But despite our size, we haven’t forgotten our roots. Supfina continues to maintain a flexible, open corporate culture so that we’re always prepared to not just meet our customers’ needs and expectations — but to exceed them.

Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG

Schmelzegrün 7
77709 Wolfach / Germany
+49 7834 866-0
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Supfina Machine Company, Inc.

181 Circuit Drive
North Kingstown
RI 02852-7439 / USA

+1 401-294-6600
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Solutions · Services · High Precision Abrasive Machining 

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