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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 thestate-of-the-art, thin-bed mortar today. ARDEX Baustoff GmbH was founded in Loosdorf, Austria
1969 Launch of ARDUCRET B 12 concretefiller and launch of MASTIT K 10
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 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 (near Istanbul) Acquisition of Seire Products S.L., Madrid
2012 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in QUICSEAL Construction Chemicals in Asia
2013 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in CEMIX Limited in New Zealand
2014 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in GUTJAHR Systemtechnik in Germany
2015 ARDEX acquires a majority stake in WAKOL GmbH in Germany
2016 Commissioning of the new production sites in India and Thailand