Company History

Weiler History

A Strong Tradition Leads To Continued Growth

Master Brushmaker, Joseph E. Weiler, began manufacturing polishing brushes for the jewelry manufacturing industry in Pforzheim, Germany. His oldest son, Karl E. Weiler, also a Master Brushmaker, emigrated from Germany in 1927 and in 1944 began a manufacturing operation called Weiler Brush Company in a converted chicken coop on New York's Long Island.

Chris Weiler Shapes the Future

From those humble beginnings, the business continued to grow, and in 1957 the Long Island operation was moved to Cresco, Pennsylvania in the heart of the Pocono Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. Karl E. Weiler's son, Karl M. Weiler, began working at the company in 1961 and today serves as Weiler's Chairman.

Yesterday Shapes Who We Are Today
Today, the tradition of  excellence continues under the leadership of the fourth generation, Chris Weiler, President/CEO. Having grown from a power brush manufacturer to a global surface conditioning problem-solver, Weiler’s mission is to partner with our customers and business partners to ensure their businesses stay productive and profitable.  Our people, products and our strong desire to win deliver a competitive edge that creates growth.


Key Milestones in Company History

1898   Joseph E. Weiler, Master Brushmaker, begins manufacturing brushes in Pforzheim, Germany
1944   Karl E. Weiler, Joseph’s oldest son, incorporates Weiler Brush Company in Long Island, NY
1957   Weiler Brush Company moves its headquarters to its current location in Cresco, PA
1979   Weiler Brush Company introduces the 13131, the industry standard “Stringer Bead” brush
1987   Weiler Brush Company introduces composite construction nylon abrasive brushes
1988   Weiler Brush Company introduces TIGERTM flap discs, first product of its kind in North America
1996   Weiler Brush Company becomes Weiler 
2001   Weiler establishes Weiler Suzhou as a wholly owned foreign entity
2003   Weiler acquires Anderson Brush
2008   Weiler introduces Burr – RxTM, first ceramic filament brush in North America
2013   Weiler introduces Tiger PawTM flap discs
2013   Weiler acquires Rei Abrasives based in Vinhedo, Brazil
2014   Weiler breaks ground on 6th significant capacity expansion, including new global headquarters
2014   Weiler announces major rebranding initiative, positioning itself for dramatic growth
2015   Weiler introduces Tiger X Flap discs with industry first X3 technology
2015   Weiler acquires SwatyComet, headquartered in Maribor, Slovenia
2016   Weiler introduces TigerTM Cutting and Grinding Wheels