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.


A man in a blue shirt with a tie outside of a mosque

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


3 men standing in front of a building with classic shutters

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


A woman with a gold mask on a gold background next to a white building

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


Smiling man in a grey suit in front of an old building

Establishment of Baumit France (Chelles/Paris).


A woman with blue eye makeup

Introduction of Baumit CreativTop for individual, creative façade design.


half a womans face to the left side with red and yellow smoke covering her eye like a mask on a black background

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


A man with brown hair and stubble in a dark suit with a tie

Robert Schmid takes over the management of the Schmid Industrie Holding. Baumit also establishes Baumit Spain in (Madrid).


A woman with a green leaf mask in front of a couple sitting on a white sofa

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.


A womans eye behind a gold mask with golden fabric

Baumit develops Baumit Nanopor - the self-cleaning façade.


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


white background with Baumit and Bayosan logos in the centre

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


Tall grey factory building with a Baumit logo on the side

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


A womans eye surrounded by red petals

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


Robert Schmid

Robert Schmid takes over the management of the "Wopfinger Stein und Kalkwerke".


Tall factory with cylinder buildings showing the Baumit logo

Establishment of Baumit Germany (Coswig).


Baumit logo on top of a white building that has grey horizontal stripes with a blue sky

Establishment of Baumit Bulgaria (Elin Pelin).


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


A yellow building with a baumit banner

Establishment of Baumit Poland (Wrocław).


Baumit logo on a tall grey building in front of trees with a city in the background

Establishment of Baumit Czech Republic (Brandys nad Labem).


Baumit symbol on the side of a white building with metal ramp

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


black and white photo two men in suits with ties standing next to each other

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


black and white photo of a dark haired man in a suit with a tie infront of a microphone

Friedrich Schmid inaugurates the Wopfing Cement Works.


Brown filtered image of a factory next to sand heaps

Production of full thermal protection systems begins.


A large white industrial building

Development of paste-form decorative plasters.


Brown filtered image of a factory next to sand heaps

Dry mortar production begins in Wopfing.


black and white photo of clean shaven dark haired man in a suit sitting down with arms crossed

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


Large black and white factory

Commissioning of the first Maerz three-shaft lime kiln.


Black and white image of an industrial structure at a factory

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


An old photo depicting a middle aged man with a moustache wearing a suit

Alois Schmid buys the failing Wopfing Stone and Lime Works.


Old fashion lime stone crushing plant

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


An old photo of a mill

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


Black and white mill building

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