The ARDEX Group
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.

2017ARDEX acquires a majority stake in Knopp group in Germany
2016Commissioning of the new production sites in India and Thailand
2015ARDEX acquires a majority stake in WAKOL GmbH in Germany
2014ARDEX acquires a majority stake in GUTJAHR Systemtechnik in Germany
2013ARDEX acquires a majority stake in CEMIX Limited in New Zealand
2012ARDEX acquires a majority stake in QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals in Asia
2011Commissioning of the new production site of ARDEX Turkey in Tuzla (near Istanbul).
Acquisition of Seire Products S.L., Madrid
2009State-of-the-art mixing equipment was commissioned in Witten
2007ARDEX Korea Inc. was founded.
2005Acquisition of LUGATO GmbH & Co. KG. Foundation of ARDEX MIDDLE EAST FZE, Dubai
2002PANDOMO® decorative floor launched
2001Acquisition of NORCROS ADHESIVES Limited and Norcros Building Products Pty, which includes locations in South-East Asia, China and the Pacific Rim
2001Foundation of ARDEX OY, Finland
2000Acquisition of The W.W. Henry Company, USA
1999Launch of the tile adhesives ARDURIT X 5 and ARDURIT X 7 G Plus
1998Launch of the powder parquet adhesive ARDEX P410.
ARDEX Polska Sp. z o.o. and ARDEX CEMENTO S.A. were founded
1996-1997Launch of several flooring adhesives as a system with the ARDEX floor levelling compounds
1995Takeover of the ARKI trading company in Sweden which was market leader in ARDEX products
1993The Witten Factory II was commissioned
1992Certification according to DIN ISO 9002
1982Opening of new training and development centre in Witten
1980Launch of “WITTENER SCHNELLZEMENT 32,5 R-SF”
1978ARDEX Inc. was founded in Pittsburgh, USA
1976Launch of K 15 – the universal industry benchmark in levelling compounds
1975Launch of ARDURAPID 77 a floor levelling compound which is coatable within 1 hour
1969Launch of ARDUCRET B 12 concrete filler and launch of MASTIT K 10
1968Launch 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
1967Group company ARDEX SKANDINAVIA was founded in Hellerup, Denmark
1962Launch of ARDIT Z 8 – world’s first quick drying cementitious floor levelling compound
1961ARDUPLAN 2026 – the first wall smoothing compound
1960ARDEX UK Ltd was founded in Haverhill, England
1959New construction of factory building 1 and the first silo
1957ARDEX NOVAL S.A. was founded in France
1954Launch of ARDUR floor levelling compound
1950Changed the company’s name to ARDEX Chemie GmbH
1949-1951Production of metal working oil, putty and waxes
1949Founded as NORWAG-Werke GmbH in Witten Germany