ARDEX

History

History

  • ARDEX can trace its roots back from 1960 to the foundation of ARDEX Chemie GmbH in Witten-Annen, Germany. Since then the Group has grown steadily to achieve world-wide sales in excess of €690 million.
ARDEX History

ARDEX was founded in Witten Germany in 1949. The Group can proudly look back on over 60 years’ history as a family-owned company.

 

 

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 the state-of the art thin-bed mortar today ARDEX Baustoff GmbH was founded in Loosdorf, Austria
1969
Launch of ARDUCRET B 12 concrete filler and launch of MASTIT
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 the UK, Australia & 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
2009       Commissioning of new production site in Mansfield, Texas
2011
Commissioning of the new production site of ARDEX Turkey in Tuzla (nearby Istanbul)
2011
ARDEX Australia majority stake acquisition of Singaporean QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals
2012
ARDEX acquires a majority stake in QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals in Asia
2012
Commissioning of new production site in Stockton, California
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 new production sites in India and Thailand
2017
Expansion of production and warehouse facilities by ARDEX Americas
2017
ARDEX acquires a majority stake in KNOPP Group in Germany
2017
Commissioning of new production facility in Shanghai, China
2018
Commissioning of new production facility in Brisbane, Queensland
2018
Opening of new joined headquarters for ARDEX and QUICSEAL in Singapore
2018
Commissioning of new joined ARDEX and QUICSEAL production and R&D facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2018
ARDEX acquires a majority stake in DTA in Australia, New Zealand and the US
2018
LOBA joins the international ARDEX Group
2019
NEXUS Adhesives becomes part of WAKOL and ARDEX
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