Master Abrasives was set up as the UK division of Meister Abrasives in 1967 based in Daventry, Northamptonshire. In January 2006, the company was renamed Meister Abrasives UK Ltd in line with the other international divisions within the group. The well known trade name "Master" remains on Master Abrasives own product range and services offered internationally.
In 2012, the UK senior management team completed a management buy-out from the Swiss owned Meister group. Approved by the group ownership as mutually beneficial, the independent company has been renamed Master Abrasives and continues to serve the UK with Meister products under a long term sole UK distributorship. Master also continues to serve the UK industry with a strong portfolio of products required by the diverse UK market for precision, surface finishing and tool services.