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Knauf Fiber Glass USA was formed in 1978 when the Knauf family purchased an existing plant in Shelbyville, Indiana.
In 1983, the Shelbyville plant doubles its capacity.
Knauf opens a second plant in Lanett, Alabama to produce light-density insulation.
Knauf opens a third plant in Shelbyville, Indiana, to manufacture pipe insulation.
An additional production line is added to the Lanett plant, doubling its capacity.
Knauf acquires the European activities of Owens Corning through a joint venture with Alcopor.
Early 2002, a new plant in Shasta Lake, California starts production of light-density insulation. End of 2002, Knauf obtains full ownership over Alcopor thereby acquiring the majority of Owens Corning’s European activities. Company is renamed ‘Knauf Insulation’.
Knauf Fiber Glass USA becomes part of Knauf Insulation.
Mid 2005, Knauf Insulation purchases Vunizol, a Rock Mineral Wool factory in Surdulica (Serbia).
Early 2006, Knauf Insulation acquires Heraklith, a significant manufacturer of Rock Mineral Wool (6 plants) and Wood Wool (3 plants) and a major player in Central and Eastern Europe.
Mid 2007, a new Glass Mineral Wool plant in Stupino (Russia) starts production. In September 2007, a new production line for Rock Mineral Wool manufacture opens in Surdulica.
In Shelbyville, four production lines are completely rebuilt and the capacity expansion finishes early 2008. Mid 2008, Knauf Insulation acquires Manson Insulation (Canada).
Beginning of 2009, capacity extension with new product line (L3) dedicated to binderless mineral wool in Skofja Loka (Slovenia). Mid 2009, Knauf Insulation’s revolutionary ECOSE® Technology binder is rolled out across all Glass Mineral Wool production. Capacity extension with new Rock Mineral Wool production line in St. Egidien (Germany) in August 2009.
New Glass Mineral Wool plant in Lannemezan (France) starts up production.
Knauf Insulation acquires a Glass Mineral Wool plant in Eskisehir (Turkey) and another Glass Mineral Wool plant in Tyumen (Russia) to start production in 2012.
Visé-based plant becomes the largest glass wool manufacturing site in Europe thanks to the capacity increase.
Knauf Insulation acquires the glass wool business of SCHWENK Daemmtechnik GmbH & Co. Knauf Insulation signs the agreement with Exeed Industries LLC (Abu Dhabi UAE) to acquire a holding Exeed Insulation LLC operating as a joint venture under Knauf Insulation management. New Glass Mineral Wool plant in Tyumen (Russia) starts up production.
Knauf Insulation reopens its Lanett plant in Alabama (United States) 2014 Knauf Insulation completes acquisition of Guardian insulation.
Thies Knauf takes over as CEO of Knauf Insulation.
Jean-Claude Carlin appointed CEO of Knauf Insulation.
About Knauf Insulation UK
Knauf Insulation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of insulation products and solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, we represent one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.