Knauf Group

Knauf Group
Knauf Group



The Knauf Group is a family-owned company which originally produced conventional gypsum building materials. Today, the Knauf Group sells systems and complete solutions for the construction industry throughout the world. Knauf Insulation is one of the world's most respected brands for insulation materials, with 30 years' experience in the insulation industry and continuing rapid growth of the company

Core products of the Knauf Group

  • Drywall and gypsum wallboard systems
  • Insulation materials
  • Mortar systems



Company history
Company history

Knauf is synonymous with gypsum – both among construction experts and the layperson. This identification of a building material with a manufacturer’s name is not just coincidence. It is the result of decades of hard work and consistently high quality. The fact is: if you say Knauf, you mean dependability. Our group of companies had comparably humble beginnings.

Specifically the family company was established in 1932, when the brothers Alfons and Karl Knauf secured the mining right to gypsum deposits in the Schengen community (Obermosel) in Germany.

When the company's first gypsum factory was built in Perl (Mosel) one year later, the foundation was laid for the later Knauf Group. Today, Knauf is one of the world's leading manufacturers of modern insulation materials, drywall systems, plasters and accessories, from composite heat insulation systems to paints, flowing screeds and flooring systems, as well as construction machinery and tools.


The Knauf Group in figures


Core products
Annual sales
Key figures
Knauf Construction € 6.5 billion

26,000 employees worldwide with more than
220 production plants in more than
80 countries

Knauf Insulation Insulation materials > € 1.6 billion

More than 5,000 employees with more than
37 production plants in
15 countries

Knauf Insulation
Technical Solutions

Insulation materials for technical insulation  

Local specialists in 52 countries with
1 main production plant specialised
in technical insulation