Considering the challenges during those times and how small our company was, it was a very bold act to approach those big European companies. But the idea and hard work paid off. In 1972, Chesterton started its own importation of industrial hardware items and became the sole agent for SIA (Swiss Industrial Abrasive), SUPRADURO Plasters (Germany), and TYROLIT Abrasives (Austria). These 3 brands became the building blocks for a young company determined to make its mark in the industry. And soon, Chesterton became a name recognized for high quality European industrial products.