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founding 1961
Seat Le Cheylas , Isere department FranceFranceFrance 
management Pierre Escolier (CEO)
Number of employees 1051
sales € 342 million (2012)
Branch Abrasives

Winoa is a French company and the world's largest manufacturer of steel abrasives (trade name W Abrasives ). In 1961, Winoa was founded as Wheelabrator Allevard , a joint venture between Wendel and the American Wheelabrator . At the end of 2013 the company was taken over by KKR .

In 2014, the European Commission fined Winoa € 27.5 million for participating in a cartel.

Individual evidence

  1. a b Key Figures
  2. New momentum for Winoa: KKR agrees to acquire the world leader for steel abrasives ( Memento from April 7, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Cartel comparison: multi- million dollar fine also for German steel abrasive manufacturers