Without mortar, adhesive and cement no building can be built. Such indispensable “building ingredients” are called building materials. Germany’s building materials industry knows some heavyweights that are also considerable on a global scale. These are the 3 largest: This article is based on the unique List of the 250 largest construction suppliers in Germany.
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Place 1: HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg: Euro 18.9 billion turnover (2019)
HeidelbergCement is a building materials giant and is one of the TOP 3 in the world in this sector. The global group has developed from a Heidelberger Zementfabrik founded in 1873. Today, the building materials empire comprises more than 140 cement plants, 600 aggregate production sites and 1470 ready-mixed concrete plants. The Group has around 60,000 employees and is represented in 60 countries around the world.
Place 2: Gebr. Knauf KG, Iphofen: 7.6 billion euros turnover (2019)
The business of Gebr. Knauf KG is built on plaster. Originally founded in the Saarland, the company started up again in Iphofen after the 2nd World War, but remained true to its business model. Building materials for dry construction, plaster, painting and facades – Knauf is a leading supplier in this field. The family business is represented in 86 countries around the globe and employs 35,000 people.
Place 3: Sto SE & Co. KGaA, Stühlingen-Weizen: EUR 1.4 billion turnover (2019)
Paints, plasters, varnishes, floor coating systems, thermal insulation and external thermal insulation composite systems – this is Sto’s core business. The name “Sto” stands for Stotmeister, the descendants of the company founder Wilhelm Stotmeister, who own 90 percent of Sto. The company goes back to a lime works built in 1835 in Weizen in southern Baden. Today Sto employs more than 5,000 people and is represented in 36 countries around the world.
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