History

villa fortmann bearbeitetThe ARDEX Group comprises of 40 subsidiaries and some 1,900 employees active in offices and branches in more than 50 countries.

The history of ARDEX can be traced back over 60 years to Witten, Germany where ARDEX Chemie GmbH was founded. Products such as Ardit Z 8 and Ardur K 15 are firmly established as benchmarks for flooring products worldwide.

ARDEX New Zealand expanded in December 2001 when ARDEX acquired Norcros Building Products (NBP). The latter had a similar heritage to ARDEX, with Butynol waterproofing membranes and ABA tile adhesives being renowned for their quality and technical excellence in the Australasian market. This was a reputation built over 30 years. Innovations such as Abaflex are unique in the market until this day. Other brands offered by Norcros Building Products included Superflex under-tile waterproofing systems, Shelter (previously Dunlop) sheet membrane systems and HydrEpoxy coatings. In 2002 Vibro Products Pty Ltd, manufacturers under licence of ARDEX floor levelling and adhesives, was acquired and integrated into ARDEX.

These brands, leaders in their respective fields, come together under the ARDEX umbrella, offering you expert solutions. In addition, sharing of resources and technology within our extensive network enables us to provide you with a broader range of world benchmarked products and services

Make ARDEX your single point of contact for all your flooring, tiling and waterproofing needs.

 

 

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
Commissioning of the new production site of ARDEX Turkey in Tuzla (nearby Istanbul)
2012
ARDEX Australia majority stake acquisition of Singaporean QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals