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Who we are

A global pioneer in lightweight construction, inspiring people to build safe, sustainable, smart, and beautiful buildings.

Inspiring Ways of Living

Inspiring Ways of Living

Inspiring Ways of Living

Our purpose, Inspiring Ways of Living, underpins everything we do. We want to inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are safe, sustainable, smart and beautiful. This is why we focus on effective lightweight solutions that enable people to build faster, better and more sustainably.

Our customer orientated brands

Building a better world locally to meet the needs of our customers.








At a glance

> 13,500



Operating countries

EUR 3,808 million

Total revenue

> 160

Sites across the world

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Our vision in motion

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Join our team
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We are stronger together

We are more than just a company, we are a community of teammates working together towards a shared vision. Discover how a career at Etex can help you learn, grow and lead.

Join our team

Guiding our future with purposeful strategy

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Megatrends that impact us all

Globally we are all impacted by megatrends; urbanisation, environmental changes and natural resource scarcity drive our inspiring purpose, building a sustainable lightweight future.


Ever more effective lightweight solutions

We focus on delivering effective lightweight solutions that enable people to build faster, better and more sustainably.


Performing together to inspire the world

To serve our customers with ever more effective lightweight solutions, now and in the future, our five technology platforms are focused on building leadership in sustainability and innovation.

A legacy of progress

Delve into our rich history, marked by our pursuit of excellence.





In 1905, Alphonse Emsens embarked on a visionary journey that would shape the construction landscape. Inspired by Austrian industrialist Ludwig Hatscheck, he founded the Eternit fibre cement factory near Brussels. This humble beginning would mark the start of a transformative story.



In 1981 Etex teamed up with the German passive fire protection expert: Promat and ceramic tile innovators Ceramica San Lorenzo in Argentina resulting in a welcome addition to the product segment: ceramic tiles for floors and walls.

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In 2011, as the result of a major acquisition, the plasterboard brand Siniat was born, enabling Etex to play a role in the dry construction market.

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Etex continues its focus on sustainable solutions with the acquisition of insulation expert URSA, adding a fifth technology to its portfolio to address climate warming and resource scarcity challenges.