Master Abrasives becomes an authorised Rosa machine representative

Ian Meredith, Giuseppe Bucci and Paul Batson met to discuss the new partnership in January
Ian Meredith, Giuseppe Bucci and Paul Batson met to discuss the new partnership in January

Midlands-based Master Abrasives has recently been appointed as the Rosa Ermando S.p.A authorised agent in the UK and Ireland, a leading worldwide supplier of grinding machines based in Italy.

For this brand addition to Master’s range, discussions have been handled slightly differently and it has been mutually agreed with Rosa’s current distributor, NL Machine Tool Consulting, that Master Abrasives will work closely together in a gradual handover as NL’s managing director Norman Loughton heads towards retirement.

Following a three-way discussion, it was mutually agreed that Master would represent Rosa from 1st January 2024, working closely with Mr Loughton during the handover.

Paul Batson, Master Abrasives’ managing director, stated: “While we are honoured to have reached an agreement to represent Rosa and work with them on potential new business, we also want to show our respect for the work that Norman has put into the brand and customer base over recent years.

“For this reason, it was critical that Norman was on board, and we’re glad he was happy to work with us on the smooth transmission from NL Machines Tools’ distributorship to Master Abrasives.” 

The Rosa Linea Iron grinding machine will be on display at MACH 2024
The Rosa Linea Iron grinding machine will be on display at MACH 2024

Rosa, founded in 1964 by Eng. Ermando Rosa, designs and builds horizontal spindle grinding machines for plane surfaces and profiles, grinding machines with universal heads for slideways and profiles and creep-feed grinding machines. Mr Rosa bought rival Favretto Machine Tool company in recent years so it can also offer the range of Favretto machines, sitting well beside the Rosa range for a comprehensive machine portfolio.

Giuseppe Bucci, export manager at Rosa stated: “This new partnership with Master Abrasives is a wonderful opportunity to continue serving the manufacturing community in the UK. Our surface and profile grinders are optimally targeted towards many high-end grinding applications offered by British market.

“Master Abrasives’ expertise and knowledge will add value to the quality and reliability supplied with any Rosa surface grinder by providing process-related support and guidance. I am sure this collaboration will provide the foundation for increasing our market presence by assisting existing customers and becoming a reference for new prospects.” 

Ian Meredith, Master Abrasives applications engineering manager added: “Rosa have a great history and pedigree in the machine tool industry and their range falls very nicely into our machine tool portfolio. We can offer our customer base top quality machine tools but with the support of abrasive products to ensure they get the optimum productivity out of their machining set up.”   

The main industrial sectors where Rosa surface grinders are to be found are mould and die manufacturers, toolmakers, the machine tool industry, aerospace industry guideways and linear guiding systems, and circular and straight knives for the steel, aluminium and paper industries – all of which will be a target markets for the Master team amongst others. 

At MACH 2024, Master Abrasives will be featuring a Rosa machine in Hall 6, Stand 430.

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