About Us

Abrasive Finishing Systems was formed in 2002 to supply premium abrasive products and solutions to the metal finishing industry. With many years experience of supplying abrasives for the stainless steel and metal fabrication markets in the UK and Ireland and with the backing of Cibo Abrasives, based in Belgium and Garboli based in Italy, AFS are perfectly placed to help solve your particular finishing problems.

Our abrasive technical centre is based in North Yorkshire, plus we have a team of distributors located throughout the UK and Ireland dedicated to providing high quality solutions for stainless steel fabricators and the metal working professional. Our abrasive finishing machines, kits and abrasive products offer solutions to the most common finishing problems: weld removal, satin finishing and mirror polishing tubes, fillet welds and mitres. As well as having this range of knowledge and ability we also have extensive stock of standard and many non-standard products. In addition to providing ‘off the shelf’ abrasive solutions we know that sometimes additional support is needed. Whatever your question we are here to help. Whether it is just a quick phone call or assisting on site with abrasive production trials. Our network of distributors are ready to provide immediate support, backed up by AFS when required.

The Abrasive Finishing Systems range does not only include the amazing Cibo Abrasives and Cibo Time Saving Kits but we are also the UK and Ireland exclusive agent for the Garboli metal finishing machines. From traditional cutting and grinding abrasives, unitised and convolute technical abrasive wheels through to fine sanding and polishing products. The new Cibo Abrasives catalogue comes with over 500 pages of product and application information designed for the metal finishing professional.

At AFS we work hard to fulfil your expectations by ensuring excellent customer service, selling only the highest quality abrasive products which will do the job and by providing training and product demonstrations on-site or in our fully equipped demonstration centre on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

AFS Charity Partners

ROSA Fund Charity
Rosa Fund

Rosa is a grant-making charity that funds women’s and girls’ organisations. They work to make the UK a fairer and safer place. They do this by bringing in new sources of funding, investing resources into the women and girls sector, and by building a community of organisations that are connected in their cause to build a more equal society.

Martin House Charity
Martin House Children’s Hospice

Martin House provide family-led care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions. Allowing families to access the expertise of our team of nurses, doctors and therapists when they need it most. A large number of children are referred to them with degenerative conditions that cannot be cured, or with irreversible conditions with cause severe disabilities.

Water Aid Charity

With their local partners, WaterAid work with communities to build low-cost, sustainable solutions. They also work with local and national government in the countries where they operate, developing solutions to help them provide water, toilets and hygiene to everyone. WaterAid campaigns worldwide, showing governments and key decision-makers that investing in these basic services will have incredible positive impacts.

Herriot Hospice Charity
Herriot Hospice Homecare

Herriot Hospice Homecare supports families living with terminal illness and bereavement across Hambleton and Richmondshire. Herriot’s care does not depend on the family’s ability to pay, but totally focused on what’s best for them.

Mission Aviation Fellowship Charity
Mission Aviation Fellowship – MAF

MAF believe that every community, however remote, should have the essentials for life. They use their own planes to deliver relief workers, doctors, pastors, school books, food, and medicines to the hardest to reach locations. Their mission statement is “Serving together to bring help, hope, and healing through aviation”.