About Knauf

About Us


– among construction experts and enthusiasts. This proverbial association 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 brothers Alfons and Karl Knauf secured the mining rights to gypsum deposits in the Schengen community (Obermosel) in Germany. Courage, determination, and business savvy were the reasons that only a year later Knauf established its first gypsum factory in Perl (Moselle) – laying the foundation for what would later be the Knauf Group.


Today Knauf is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of modern insulation materials, drylining systems, plasters and accessories, thermal insulation composite systems, floor screed, floor systems, and construction equipment and tools. With more than 300 production facilities and sales organisations in over 90 countries, 40,000 employees worldwide, and sales of 12.6 billion Euro (in 2021), the Knauf Group is without doubt one of the big players on the market – in Europe, the USA, South America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Amid the success, our family of companies has stayed true to its principles. We value mutual trust, diligence, visionary thinking, and cohesion. Managing partners Manfred Grundke , Alexander Knauf and Jörg Kampmeyer uphold these values in everything they do. Regardless of the structure, project, or building project – Knauf makes it happen. For its customers. And together with its customers.


Knauf’s venture into Asia began in the 1990s and has ever since expanded its operations to become a leading brand trusted by customers. The acquisition of USG Boral in 2021 only added to Knauf’s strength and capabilities to become the best supplier for customers.

Knauf’s aim is to be the market leader for safe, healthy, and comfortable design of living spaces. With the most experienced, talented, and diversified people operating over 30 production facilities across the region, we deliver the high-quality products required for the construction of sustainable, safe and comfortable buildings. With an extensive distribution and sales network, our dedicated teams provide expertise backed by unparalleled quality service to provide the right solutions for your needs.

At Knauf, we are committed to deliver only the best to you – our customers and partners.


In 2012 these values were reworded and set down as a type of inner compass, which is applicable to the entire Knauf Group. The values, which build on the mission and vision of the company, were developed in cooperation with the Knauf family, who initiated this process.


We view ourselves, our clients and everybody else involved in our actions as part of one big family. We stand for justice, integrity and respect when dealing with each other. As a role model for society, we are socially committed and treat our environment with respect.


We trust each other and can rely on each other. As a team, we support each other wherever possible. We are reliable and loyal.


We assume responsibility for our work and consider the effects of our decisions. We are fully committed to providing solutions and products of the highest quality. We continue developing for our joint success and share our knowledge.


We act pragmatically, are result-oriented and use our opportunities. Thanks to its Entrepreneurship, Knauf has developed from a family business to a globally active group of companies owned by a family. With a pioneering spirit, innovation, and readiness to accept change, we create continuous growth.



  • - Knauf is the market leader for safe, healthy and comfortable design of living spaces.
  • - Knauf products and systems for buildings are innovative, environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, fairly-priced and sustainable.


  • - Knauf sets the benchmark for products and systems as well as for insulation materials in buildings.
  • - We are the vanguard with our market leadership.
  • - We achieve sustainable, above-average and profitable growth.