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Engis History

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Founded in 1938 by Julius Steindler, Engis Corporation today is recognized as one of the primary producers of complete superabrasive finishing systems for industry.

Our company was established with the objective of developing compounds containing industrial-grade diamond to lap, and ultimately improve the accuracy of, Norden Bomb Sights, which are believed to have helped hasten the end of the Second World War.

It was at that time the Hyprez trade name was established. Mr. Steindler insisted that both the Engis and Hyprez names be synonymous with high-precision, high-quality products.

In 1979, Engis purchased the Helical Lap Company in Michigan, USA, and opened a sales office in Canada. With an eye to establishing a global presence, Engis launched a manufacturing and sales facility in Japan in 1983, followed by facilities in the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. In order to better serve our customer base in northern China, a representative office was opened in Beijing in 2004.

Our commitment to Mr. Steindler’s directive is continued around the world today by the Engis Group of Companies so that you receive outstanding product and technology solutions that bring your manufacturing applications to life.