The Knauf Insulation division
Knauf Insulation is a worldwide leading manufacturer of insulation materials. Knauf Insulation’s substantial product portfolio comprises high-quality mineral wool insulation materials, such as glass mineral wool with ECOSE® Technology, rock mineral wool, blowing (or loose) wool, wood wool under Heraklith brand, and products made of extruded polystyrene (XPS). Recently the portfolio was expanded with the addition of a new range of green solutions. Our Urbanscape range is an innovative, lightweight and easy to install system with high water retention capacity designed specifically for green roofs, landscapes and horticulture.
As a global player and part of an international operating family company, Knauf Insulation can now look back at more than 30 years of company history. Since the founding of Knauf Fiber Glass in Shelbyville (USA) in 1978, the company achieved sales of 1.3 billion Euros in 2013. Today Knauf Insulation has over 5,500 employees in more than 35 countries with more than 40 production plants in 15 countries.
Knauf Insulation committed to meeting the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.Knauf Insulation committed to meeting the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications.
Knauf Insulation’s strength is in its broad range of solutions and comprehensive solution expertise. Whether you need Mineral Wool, Wood Wool or XPS for use in residential or commercial buildings, industry or the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) industry, as a customer you can always rely on Knauf Insulation to provide impartial advice on the best product or solution for any given application.
Insulation alone is capable of cutting a building’s energy use by a third. So, as one of the world’s leading insulation companies, the most sustainable thing that Knauf Insulation can do is make sure that more insulation goes into new buildings and more buildings get renovated. And that is just what it is doing.
Under management of Group CEO Tony Robson, whether it is in fighting for better legislation in Europe on energy efficiency, piloting one-stop shops for energy efficiency retrofit, or getting stuck into renovation projects to show that it’s easy and cost-effective to insulate, Knauf Insulation is taking an active role.
Beyond this Knauf Insulation is developing a range of innovative new solutions to help make an active contribution to fight climate change and deal with the problem of dwindling natural energy resources.
Growth continued to accelerate, even in the subsequent years: Knauf Insulation opened a production facility for light-density insulation materials in Shasta Lake, California (in 2002), integrated Knauf Fiber Glass USA (in 2003), acquired the Serbian rock mineral wool manufacturer Vunizol (in 2005) and the rock mineral wool and wood wool manufacturer Heraklith (in 2006), opened a factory for glass mineral wool in Krupka, Czech Republic (in 2006), and constructed a production facility for glass mineral wool in Stupino, Russia (in 2007) – Knauf Insulation worked persistently to become a global player.