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2018: an outstanding year built on teamwork

Etex is an international building materials specialist. Headquartered in Belgium since 1905, the family-owned group operates 107 production sites in 42 countries and generates an annual turnover of around 3 billion euro. With the help of more than 15,000 employees, we develop and produce a variety of technically and aesthetically superior building materials. These range from cladding and building boards in fibre cement and plaster to roofing materials, high-performance insulation and fire protection systems, and ceramic floor and wall tiles. Our promise is best described in our tagline: inspiring ways of living. By constantly innovating our offering, we not only wish to provide people with one of life’s basic requirements – shelter. We also want to offer them the opportunity to live and work in a safe, sustainable and inspiring environment.

Annual Report 2018

Etex colleagues know that it takes teamwork, knowledge sharing and innovation to ensure we deliver the best solutions for our customers. 2018 marked another year of outstanding success as our people from around the world delivered exceptional building solutions for inspiring ways of living.

2018 was the first full year of implementing Etex’s fine-tuned corporate structure and strategy. With a clear focus on markets, segments and brands, Etex companies reinforced their position in the sector. A shift in our identity – from an industrial group to one company – has led to even better solutions and customer-centricity. Our success is down to our people – Etex colleagues continue to inspire ways of living.

You’ll find here four Etex stories that demonstrate our commitment to not only provide the right solutions to our customer, but also the drive to go the extra-mile and deliver through teamwork.

It takes a clear path and a single-minded crew to create value and foster a performance culture.
2018 highlights

Leadership and people development are at the heart of the Etex performance culture. Our success is a testimony of the talent, experience, ambition and incredible drive of all of our employees across 42 countries. We are convinced that it is through our people we will achieve our ambitions of growth.

  • Throughout 2018, we continued our efforts to become a more aligned and focused global company with a clear purpose - inspiring ways of living At Etex Building Performance we are optimising our lightweight construction expertise through our E2E joint venture with Arauco in Chile.
  • We have combined our clay, concrete and components activities for residential roofing in Europe and South Africa in a newly created division, Etex Residential Roofing.
  • At the same time, we united our fibre cement activities of with the creation of the new Etex Exteriors division.
  • Etex Industry continues to provide unique fire protection and high performance insulation solutions across a wide range of sectors including heavy industry, aerospace, appliances and smart heating.