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HISTORY

can trace its roots back from 1960 to the foundation of ARDEX Chemie GmbH in Witten-Annen, Germany

YEAR HISTORY
2018  LOBA joins the international ARDEX Group
2018  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in DTA in Australia, New Zealand and the US
2018  Commissioning of new production facility in Brisbane, Queensland
2017  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in KNOPP Group in Germany
2016  Commissioning of new production sites in India and Thailand
2015  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in WAKOL GmbH in Germany
2014  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in GUTJAHR Systemtechnik in Germany
2013  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in CEMIX Limited in New Zealand
2012  Commissioning of new production site in Stockton, California
2012  ARDEX acquires a majority stake in QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals in Asia
2011  Commissioning of the new production site of ARDEX Turkey in Tuzla (near Istanbul)
2011  Acquisition of Seire Products S.L., Madrid
2009  Commissioning of new production site in Mansfield, Texas
2009  State-of-the-art mixing equipment was commissioned in Witten
2007  ARDEX Korea Inc. was founded.
2005  Acquisition of LUGATO GmbH & Co. KG. Foundation of ARDEX MIDDLE EAST FZE, Dubai
2002  PANDOMO® decorative floor launched
2001  Acquisition of NORCROS ADHESIVES Limited and NORCROS Building Products Pty, which includes locations in South-East Asia, China and the Pacific Rim
2001  Foundation of ARDEX OY, Finland
2000  Acquisition of The W.W. HENRY Company, USA
1999  Launch of the tile adhesives ARDURIT X 5 and ARDURIT X 7 G Plus
1998  Launch of the powder parquet adhesive ARDEX P410
1996  Launch of several flooring adhesives as a system with the ARDEX floor levelling compounds
1995  Takeover of the ARKI trading company in Sweden which was market leader in ARDEX products
1993  The Witten Factory II was commissioned
1982  Opening of new training and development centre in Witten
1980  Launch of “WITTENER SCHNELLZEMENT 32,5 R-SF”
1978  ARDEX Inc. was founded in Pittsburgh, USA
1976  Launch of K 15 – the universal industry benchmark in levelling compounds
1975  Launch of ARDURAPID 77 a floor levelling compound which is coatable within 1 hour
1969  Launch of ARDUCRET B 12 concrete filler and launch of MASTIT K 10
1968  Launch of ARDURIT X 7 G – which is still the state-of-the-art thin bed mortar today
1968  ARDEX Baustoff GmbH was founded in Loosdorf, Austria
1967  Group company ARDEX SKANDINAVIA was founded in Hellerup, Denmark
1962  Launch of ARDIT Z 8 – world’s first quick drying cementitious floor levelling compound
1961  ARDUPLAN 2026 – the first wall smoothing compound
1960  ARDEX UK Ltd was founded in Haverhill, England
1959  New construction of factory building 1 and the first silo
1957  ARDEX NOVAL S.A. was founded in France
1954  Launch of ARDUR floor levelling compound
1960  Changed the company’s name to ARDEX Chemie GmbH
1949-51  Production of metal working oil, putty and waxes
1949  Founded as NORWAG-Werke GmbH in Witten Germany