PFERD INC. is the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg & Co. Founded in 1799, PFERD began by making files for blacksmiths (“PFERD” is German for “Horse”) in Marienheide, Germany. Progressively PFERD has developed expertise in manufacturing a wide variety of quality abrasives and cutting tools. With ISO 9001 certification and two centuries of experience, PFERD has become a global presence in the marketplace. Our goal is to offer "single-source" solutions for hand finishing, grinding, cutting, and specialty applications.