Company profile

Knauf, a family name, and a corporate group of global dimensions. At the same time synonymous with a type of corporate culture which has become rare. Knauf is a classical family firm in spite of its size and this is precisely the reason for its amazing success. It is the short and direct decision-making paths, the courage to tackle new ideas, innovations, investments and the wealth of ideas, contributed by all Knauf employees that characterized our company

Knauf was founded in 1932 by the brothers Karl and Dr. Alfons N. Knauf. Today their sons, managing partners Nikolaus and Baldwin Knauf, steer the success of the corporations numerous enterprises in close coordination with the other family members.

From its beginning in gypsum processing along the Saar and Main rivers, Knauf has expanded and diversified to becom a corporation with world-wide activities, delivering produts and services in the following fields :

 • Building materials and systems based on gypsum and gypsum-related products. 

• Thermal insulating and sound insulation materials. 

• Limestone and lime products. 

• Chalk and cement related products. 

• Plant Engineering.

Knauf has a workforce of 23,000 in 40 countries, operating more than 150 production sites worldwide, all making a contribution to the group's success and, with it, their own economic security and personal development. Today Knauf is one of the world's leading manufacturers of building materials. 

One of our fundamental principles is to locate our production facilities where the required raw materials are available and where there is a need for our products.

An increasing number of new Knauf plants are being set up, at present primarily in Eastern Europe and Asia, creating an increasing number of jobs and manufacturing high-quality products to meet tomorrow's needs.