Knauf USG Systems was established in 2002 to launch and manufacture the innovative cement board technology for interior and exterior construction applications across Europe. The new company, now the leading supplier of cement board systems in Europe, is a joint venture between Knauf and USG, both well-established suppliers of systems and building materials on a worldwide basis.
Knauf USG Systems is dedicated to developing innovative building materials. The company offers a unique cement board technology which conforms to European building legislation to architects, contractors and distributors. The system provides new construction possibilities as well as technical and logistical advantages. Systems are fast and easy to install. The innovative characteristics of AQUAPANEL® Cement Board have made it the cement board of choice for construction professionals in a wide range of applications.
Knauf USG Systems is based in Iserlohn, Germany, where the cement board technology is constantly being developed, together with new systems and accessories. The management team is based in Dortmund, Germany. The company offers full service and support through his local partners across Europe. The International Training Centre in Iserlohn enables Knauf and partners - as well as their customers - to benefit from both classroom and hands-on training on AQUAPANEL® Cement Board.
Since May 2011, Knauf USG Systems manages the Knauf Dry Exterior Wall Competence Centre which gathers Knauf expertise and best practice examples. There are 60 employees, based in all regional business units, associated with the centre. The Competence Centre provides hands-on answers and support for any issues concerning the Knauf Dry Exterior Wall to 52 countries worldwide.
Knauf, with headquarters in Iphofen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of building materials worldwide, including plasterboards, plasters, insulation materials and external renders. The Knauf name is the pre-eminent name in gypsum in many countries. Innovative concepts and an open-minded attitude towards new technological developments are the cornerstones of the company's strategy. For additional information, visit the Knauf site at www.knauf.com.
USG Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with subsidiaries that are market leaders in their key product groups: gypsum wallboard, joint compound and related gypsum products; cement board; gypsum fiber panels; ceiling tile and grid; and building products distribution. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's subsidiary, United States Gypsum Company, has many years experience in the cement board business with its flagship brand DUROCK® cement board, sold in the U.S. For additional information, visit the USG Web site at www.usg.com.