We are one of the UK's leading manufacturers of lightweight building products and systems.
Knauf in the uk
The UK and Ireland Business
The UK business began in 1988 when the Knauf Group built a plasterboard factory in Sittingbourne, Kent. Two years later, we opened a second plasterboard plant in North East Lincolnshire. In 2013 we opened a striking modernist-inspired building known as The Cube - an innovative training, visitor and administrative centre. And, most recently, in 2018 we launched the Knauf virtual showroom.
Knauf is a family-owned group of companies that manufactures building materials globally and employs more than 26,500 people across the world. The UK business was founded in 1988, but the Knauf Group dates back to 1932 when brothers Karl and Alfons Knauf started mining gypsum deposits in Germany.
From products used in award-winning construction projects, to new and exciting architect partnerships, Knauf always aims to push the boundaries. Read our latest news to find out what we've been involved in.
Take your first step into a vibrant and varied career with exciting opportunities in a global company. Our culture is based on four unique values – Menschlichkeit, Partnership, Commitment and Entrepreneurship – the Knauf Group Values.