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Baumit History

What began in 1810 with a single lime kiln, was to develop into one of Europe's most successful building material brands. In 1988 the Baumit brand was created through the of collaboration two Austrian building material companies.

2018

Baumit France aquires the façade arm of the Cantillana Group in France.

2017

The Wopfinger Group aquires 27 companies in 14 countries, and receives trademark rights for "Baumit" and "Kema".

2014

Improved development of Baumit Nanopor - self-cleaning using photocatalysis without the use of biocides.

2013

Establishment of Baumit France (Chelles/Paris).

2012

Introduction of Baumit CreativTop for individual, creative façade design.

2011

Baumit develops Europe's most comprehensive colour system for façades - Baumit Life, with 888 colours.

2008

Robert Schmid takes over the management of the Wopfing Stone and Lime Works. Baumit also establishes Baumit Spain in Madrid.

2007

Establishment of Baumit Turkey (Istanbul), Baumit Ukraine (Kiev) and Baumit Switzerland (Tagelswangen). In the same year, Baumit launches the "Healthy Living" product range with Baumit Klima.

2006

Baumit develops Baumit Nanopor - the self-cleaning façade.

2005

Establishment of Baumit China (Shanghai) and introduction of Baumit StarTrack – the revolution in façade technology.

2003

The company Schmid Industrie Holdings acquires 100% of Bayosan in Germany (Bad Hindelang).

2002

Commissioning of Europe's largest wet plaster works in Wopfing.

1999

Baumit develops the "Baumit open® - Die KlimaFassade" breathable thermal insulation composite system.

1997

Establishment of Baumit Germany (Coswig).

1995

Establishment of Baumit Bulgaria (Elin Pelin).

1994

Establishment of Baumit Romania (Bucharest) and Baumit Slovakia (Bratislava).

1993

Establishment of Baumit Poland (Wrocław).

1992

Establishment of Baumit Czech Republic (Brandys nad Labem).

1990

The first foreign subsidiary is established: Baumit Hungary (Dorog).

1988

Dieter Kern (wup) and KR Friedrich Schmid (Wopfing) found the "Baumit" building materials.

1980

Friedrich Schmid inaugurates the Wopfing Cement Works.

1979

Production of full thermal protection systems begins.

1972

Development of paste-form decorative plasters.

1970

Dry mortar production begins in Wopfing.

1969

At the age of just 26, Friedrich Schmid takes over the management of the Wopfing Stone and Lime Works.

1963

Commissioning of the first Maerz three-shaft lime kiln.

1957

Engineer Hermann Hofer invents the world's first 2-chamber lime kiln for energy-saving lime production.

1939

Alois Schmid buys the failing Wopfing Stone and Lime Works.

1920

Commissioning of the first mechanical crushing plant. Prior to this the limestone was crushed by hand.

1911

Registration of the Wopfing Stone and Lime Works in the Commercial Register. At that time there were two lime kilns and an office building.

1810

First mention of a lime kiln on the main road to Gutenstein, Austria.