Knauf LorryThe Knauf Group

Knauf, a family name, and a corporate group of global dimensions. At the same time synonymous with a type of corporate culture which has become rare. Knauf is a typical family firm in spite of its size and this is precisely the reason for its amazing success. It is the short and direct decision-making paths, the courage to tackle new ideas, innovations, investments and the wealth of ideas contributed by all Knauf employees that characterises the company.
Knauf was founded in 1932 by the brothers Karl and Dr. Alfons N. Knauf. Today their sons, managing partners Baldwin and Nikolaus Knauf, steer the success of the corporations' numerous enterprises in close co-ordination with the other family members.

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 insulation and sound insulation materials.
  • Limestone and lime products.
  • Chalk and cement related products
  • Plant engineering

For further information on the Knauf Group worldwide visit http://www.knauf.com/

Besides Knauf Insulation, Knauf also operates Knauf Drywall and Knauf Marmorit in the UK:

  • Knauf Drywall - Plasterboard & Drylining Systems.
    Visit www.knaufdrywall.co.uk (will open in a new window)
  • Knauf Marmorit - solutions for 'external wall insulation' and 'render' applications.
    Visit  www.marmorit.co.uk (will open in a new window)


Knauf Insulation Plant MapKnauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is the UK's leading insulation company. It represents one of the most respected and progressive names in European building products.

Formed in 1946 as Fibreglass Insulation it has been previously known as Pilkington Insulation and Owens Corning before the involvement of Knauf with KnaufAlcopor before finally becoming known as Knauf Insulation.
Knauf Insulation is active in more than 35 countries with 40 manufacturing plants and over 5,500 employees across the globe. The company, which is part of the German family-owned Knauf Group, continues its strong and steady operational and financial growth, having achieved a turnover well in excess of € 1.4 billion in 2014.
Knauf Insulation is the only UK manufacturer of glass mineral wool, rock mineral wool and extruded polystyrene insulation products, giving an unrivalled range for building, H&V, process and appliance insulation, as well as fabrication applications.

Quality Assurance

Standard Certificate No.
ISO9001:2008 Quality BE001519-7
ISO14001:2004 Environmental BE005999-7
OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety BE006000-7
EN 16001:2009 Energy BE001520-7
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For further information on Knauf Insulation worldwide, please visit http://www.knaufinsulation.com (will open in a new window).