Milestones Achieved by the Company

Wienerberger's heritage of close to two centuries have ensured that the vast experience and in depth knowledge makes us specialist in the field of building materials. We have achieved and continue to achieve milestones in green building solutions which are sustainable & natural...

Wienerberger Worldwide

1819
Founding by Alois Miesbach on the "Wienerberg" (hill in the south of Vienna).

1869
Trading starts on the Vienna Stock Exchange
 
1918
Loss of plants in Croatia, Hungary and Czechoslovakia in the wake of
World War I

1945
Hundreds of dead and destruction of plants on the "Wienerberg" in aerial attacks
 
1955
Record production following the reconstruction of Vienna after World War II
 
1972
Investment in Bramac concrete tiles in Austria

1980
Start of reorganization and turnaround under new management headed by Erhard Schaschl

1986
Start of internationalization and expansion through acquisition of the Oltmanns Group in Germany

1989
Founding of Pipelife joint venture (plastic pipes), investment in Treibacher Chemische Werke (metallurgy and abrasives) and the ÖAG Group (sanitary ware wholesaler), expansion of clay pipe activities
 
1990
Start of expansion in Eastern Europe through market entry in Hungary

1994
Sale of the ÖAG Group
 
1995
Acquisition of the Sturm Group in France

1996
Acquisition of Terca, the leading facing brick producer in Belgium and Holland, majority investment in Semmelrock (pavers) in Austria

1997
Sale of the Business Park Vienna real estate project and Treibacher Abrasives

1999
Advance to Global Player through the acquisition of General Shale in the USA, purchase of ZZ Wancor in Switzerland, and acquisition of Mabo in Scandinavia by Pipelife
 
2000
Transformation to Pure Player in building materials through sale of Treibacher Industries and Wipark garage business, acquisition of Cherokee Sanford in the USA
 
2001
New Managing Board under Wolfgang Reithofer, acquisition of Optiroc brick division in Northern Europe, implementation of a Group-wide restructuring program with focus on Germany
 
2002
Acquisition of Hanson plc brick activities in Continental Europe

2003
Development of Roofing Systems as second core business through acquisition of a 50% stake in Koramic Roofing and advance to Number 2 in roofing systems in Europe, sale of Steinzeug clay pipe activities

2004
Transformation to a pure free float company, full acquisition of Koramic Roofing and thebrickbusiness in Great Britain. The change in the consolidation form of the 50% Pipelife investment (from proportional to at-equity) caused the decline in revenues in 2004

2005
Debut bond with a volume of 400 million issued, over 30 growth projects started or realized, closure of 17 old plants with a focus on Germany, Poland and Hungary (one fourth in part or on a temporary basis)

2006
Acquisition of Robinson Brick in the western region of USA and announcement of a recommended cash offer to acquire Baggeridge Brick in Great Britain

Wienerberger India

2006
Incorporation of Wienerberger India in Bangalore, Wienerberger's first plant in Asia.
 
2009
Commencement of Production at Wienerberger India's Bangalore plant.
 
2010
Accreditation of Wienerberger products by the Indian Green Building Council, IGBC.
 
2013
Accreditation of Wienerberger products by GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment).
 
2015
Winner of Energy Awards among 204 Wienerberger Group Factories
 
2016
Winner of Safety Awards among 204 Wienerberger Group Factories

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