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History of the Knauf Group

Brothers Karl and Alfons Knauf founded the company in 1932 after securing the right to mine gypsum deposits in the Schengen community in Germany.

A year later, Knauf built its first gypsum factory in Perl, southwest Germany.

Today the Knauf Group is led by former Bosch Rexroth President Manfred Grundke in the position of Managing Partner, alongside Alexander Knauf who is also Managing Partner.

From its beginnings in gypsum processing along the Saar and Main rivers, Knauf has expanded and diversified to become a corporation with worldwide activities, delivering products and services in the following fields:

Building materials and systems based on gypsum and gypsum-related products

Thermal insulating and sound insulation materials

Limestone and lime products

Chalk and cement related products

Plant engineering