History

ARDEX was founded in Witten, Germany in 1949. The Group can proudly look back on over 70 years’ history as a family-owned company.

Take a look below to learn about ARDEX’ rich history and how we have developed and extended our business since our foundation in 1949.


2010's - Today

In the last decade, ARDEX has been staying true to its values, focusing especially on the ability to offer full system solutions to our customers around the world. This resulted in investments in family companies with adjacent product offerings, significant portfolio extensions in the Americas, Asia and New Zealand and new production facilities in Turkey, Asia, the US and Australia.

1990's - 2000's

The 1990’s and 2000’s were marked by a significant growth in ARDEX’ footprint in Europe, as well as across the world; through joint ventures, acquisitions and the foundation of new local businesses, ARDEX was now present on most continents. Simultaneously, investments in new equipment and production sites allowed ARDEX to extend its product portfolio, adding flooring adhesives and decorative surfaces to their offerings.

1970's – 1980's

In the 1970’s and 80’s, ARDEX continued its international path with market entries in the United States and Eastern & Southern Europe. ARDEX’ passion for product development and new technologies led to the launch of K 15, which is still the industry benchmark in leveling compounds!

1950's – 1960's

In 1950, the company changes its name to ARDEX Chemie GmbH. In this time period, ARDEX launched products for the wall, floor and tiling segments that had a significant impact on the industry and technologies for decades to come. ARDEX also expanded its European business with market entries in Austria, France, UK and Scandinavia.

1949

ARDEX was founded as NORWAG-Werke GmbH in Witten, Germany and started the production of metal working oil, putty and waxes