Knauf is a family-owned group of companies that manufactures building materials globally and employs more than 26,500 people across the world. The UK business was founded in 1988, but the Knauf Group dates back to 1932 when brothers Karl and Alfons Knauf started mining gypsum deposits in Germany.
The UK business began in 1988 when the Knauf Group built a plasterboard factory in Sittingbourne, Kent. Two years later, we opened a second plasterboard plant in North East Lincolnshire. In 2013 we opened a striking modernist-inspired building known as The Cube – an innovative training, visitor and administrative centre. And, most recently, in 2018 we launched the Knauf Clerkenwell showroom in London.