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1949 Founded as NORWAG-Werke GmbH in Witten Germany  
1949-1951 Production of metal working oil, putty and waxes  
1950 Changed the company’s name to ARDEX Chemie GmbH  
1954 Launch of ARDUR floor filler  
1957 ARDEX NOVAL S.A. was founded in France  
1959 New construction of factory building 1 and the first silo  
1960 ARDEX UK Ltd was founded in Haverhill, England  
1961 ARDUPLAN 2026 – the first wall filler  
1962 Launch of ARDIT Z 8 – world’s first quick drying cementitious floor filler  
1967 Group company ARDEX SKANDINAVIA was founded in Hellerup, Denmark  
1968 Launch of ARDURIT X 7 G – which is still thestate-of-the-art, thin-bed mortar today. ARDEX Baustoff GmbH was founded in Loosdorf, Austria  
1969 Launch of ARDUCRET B 12 concretefiller and launch of MASTIT K 10  
1975 Launch of ARDURAPID 77 a floor filler which is coatable within 1 hour  
1976 Launch of K15 – the universal industry benchmark in levelling compounds  
1978 ARDEX Inc. was founded in Pittsburgh, USA  
1980 Launch of “WITTENER SCHNELLZEMENT 32,5 R-SF”  
1982 Opening of new training and development centre in Witten  
1992 Certification according to DIN ISO 9002  
1993 The Witten Factory II was commissioned  
1995 Takeover of the ARKI trading company in Sweden which was market leader in ARDEX products  
1996-1997 Launch of several flooring adhesives as a system with the ARDEX floor fillers  
1998 Launch of the powder parquet adhesive ARDEX P410. ARDEX Polska Sp. z o.o. and ARDEX CEMENTO S.A. were founded  
1999 Launch of the tile adhesives ARDURIT X 5 and ARDURIT X 7 G Plus  
2000 Acquisition of the W.W. Henry Company  
2001 Foundation of ARDEX OY, Finland  
2001 Acquisition of NORCROS ADHESIVES Limited and Norcros Building Products Pty, which includes locations in South-East Asia, China and the Pacific rim  
2002 PANDOMO decorative floor launched  
2005 Acquisition of LUGATO GmbH & Co. KG. Foundation of ARDEX MIDDLE EAST FZE, Dubai  
2007 ARDEX Korea Inc. was founded.  
2009 State-of-the-art mixing equipment was commissioned in Witten  
2011 Commissioning of the new production site of ARDEX Turkey in Tuzla (near Istanbul)
Acquisition of Seire Products S.L., Madrid
 
2012 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals in Asia  
2013 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in CEMIX Limited in New Zealand  
2014 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in GUTJAHR Systemtechnik in Germany  
2015 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in WAKOL GmbH in Germany  
2016 Commissioning of the new production sites in India and Thailand