EBM Export GmbH

Company

Company

EBM Export GmbH

EBM Export GmbH being founded in August 2013 is the most recent company within the Etex Group.

Being the European export organisation of the worldwide operating Belgian Etex Group, EBM Export GmbH is responsible for sales of clay roofing tiles, façade panels, façade tiles, concrete tiles and building boards to Eastern and Southern Europe as well as Overseas. In doing so we act as brand ambassador for our sister companies Eternit and Creaton.

The Etex Group is a worldwide operating industrial holding and one of the leading supplier of roofing, ventilated façades, passive fire protection and dry construction.

The Etex Group currently consists of more than 114 companies and more than 17,000 employees worldwide.

History

100 years of tradition

While Etex Group today has branches in 39 countries across all the continents, the Etex Group's origins lie in Belgium.

Origin

In 1900, the Austrian industrialist Ludwig Hatschek developed a new technology in which cement is reinforced with fibres. In 1905 Alphonse Emsens acquired the licence to exploit this new technique in Belgium, and set up a factory in Haren – the birth of Eternit in Belgium.

The first fibre cement boards and slates were produced one year later, and when the first fibre cement corrugated sheets were subsequently brought to market it gave rise to a new trend in building.

Expansion

Between the wars Alphonse's sons, André and Jean, worked to expand their industrial enterprise internationally; branches were set up in Europe and Latin America, and the new production unit at Kapelle-op-den-Bos was provided with a laboratory.

The need for new buildings in Europe after the Second World War brought a revival for the construction sector. Eternit also profited from this stimulus, and the results included the establishment of its first factories in Africa and Asia.

Diversification

The growing economic opportunities from the 1950s on saw the start of a period of product diversification for the Group, both through organic growth and through takeovers.

From 1951, the Group became active in vinyl floor coverings; in 1957, the production and sale of plasterboard started; from 1969, systems for passive fire protection were put on the market. And that growth continued steadily in the following years. As from 1972, roofing materials were supplemented with a range of concrete tiles; from 1985, the production of ceramic tiles for floors and walls started up in Latin America; in 1987, the Group took over a natural stone quarry in Belgium; from 1988, clay tiles also became part of the product range; the Group had been active in the plastics sector since 1978, but this activity was given a new boost by the takeover of the French company Etex in 1994.

A new name

In the mid-1990s, the management decided that the Group's constantly changing size and composition made it necessary to look for a new name that would better reflect the Group's identity. And so the Eternit Group was rebaptized as Etex Group in 1995.

Reinforcement and reorganisation of the core activities

At the end of the 1990s, Etex Group expanded again with the takeover of Marley, a UK building materials manufacturer with activities in a number of countries. In 2001 Etex Group announced the takeover of the Pipe Systems Division of Glynwed, a British group, resulting in the creation of a worldwide market leader in plastic pipe systems.

The rapid growth of the business leads to the formation of two important divisions, building materials and plastics, both of them having a significant critical mass and a focused industrial profile.

On 18 June 2003, the General Meeting of the Shareholders approves the split of the Group into two separate legal entities: Etex Group SA retaining all the roofs & boards as well as the floors and walls activities and Aliaxis SA regrouping the activities in plastics for the plumbing sector.

EPD (environmental product declaration)

Roof

EPD Dach- und Fassadenplatten 2013

EPD Wellplatten 2013

Facade

EPD EQUITONE [pictura] und [natura pro] 2013

EPD Tonality 2009

EPD Bluclad 2013

EPD Cedral 2013

EPD EQUITONE 2013

EPD EQUITONE [tectivia] 2013

Interiors

EPD Duripanel 2008

EPD Hydropanel 2013

EPD Bluclad 2013

Declaration of Performance (CE)

Roof

Roofing and Facade Slate Alpin structur

Roofing and Facade Slate Alpin smooth

Roofing and Facade Slate structur

Roofing and Facade Slate smooth

Roofing and Facade Slate Activa

Concrete Tile Göteborg

Concrete Tile Heidelberg

Concrete Tile Verona

Concrete Tile Kapstadt

Corrugated Sheet "Berliner Welle"

Corrugated Sheet Profile 5

Corrugated Sheet Profile 6

Corrugated Sheet Alpin Profile 6

Corrugated Sheet Profile 8

Interlocking Pantile [BALANCE, FUTURA, HARMONIE, MAGNUM, MZ3, PREMION, VIVA]

Interlocking Pantile HARMONIE KLASSIK

Flat Tile DOMINO

Concave Interlocking Pantile SINFONIE

Concave Interlocking Pantile AUREUS

Double depression Interlocking Pantile [RAPIDO, RUSTICO, RATIO]

Large-Size Retro-Style Tile ELEGANZ

Large-Size Retro-Style Tile OPTIMA

Roman Tiles [ANTICO, ROMANO, HERZZIEGEL]

Large Surface Flexible Tile MAXIMA

Biber Plain Tiles [Klassik round arc cut, NOBLESSE, Ambiente, Profil, Antik, Sakral]

Biber Plain Tiles [NUANCE, Manufaktur]

Facade

Facade Panel EQUITONE [natura, natura pro, pictura, textura]

Facade Slate structure

Facade Slate smooth

Facade Slate Alpin smooth

Facade Board Cedral structur

Facade Board Cedral smooth

Building Boards

Building Board Eterplan

Building Board Duripanel B1

Building Board Duripanel A2

Building Board HYDROPANEL

Rendering Panel BLUCLAD

Environment

Environment - Our guarantees for the future

Appropriate environmental management in our factories

Consciousness of the importance of proper environmental management has long formed part of the day-to-day policy of the companies in the Etex Group. This concept is extremely important for the management of the production centres.

In line with this environmental protection, which is based on continuous improvement, a large number of the companies in the Group have obtained ISO 9000, ISO 14001 or equivalent standards. Some subsidiaries have gone a step further by combining quality, environment and safety in a single environmental management system. It remains a major objective for Etex Group to bring all the companies up to a standard such as ISO 14001 or equivalent.

Analysis of the environmental impact in product development

Environmental aspects are also taken into account in the development of new products. Various research programmes therefore have it as their goal to define the environmental profile of our products.

Other projects are directed towards research into the full life cycle of the product. On this basis, Etex Group aims to limit the use of natural sources and promote the recycling of products that are to be replaced.

These research programmes fit perfectly into the concept of sustainable construction that combines economic and social objectives with respect for the environment.

Sustainable development

A Sustainable Development working party with people from different departments - Research, Environment, Marketing and Production - investigates how the impact of our products on the environment can be reduced.

The Group is convinced that an open attitude is extremely important in sustainable development and can make a contribution to society, both ethically and financially. In addition, it helps to create a climate of trust among customers, shareholders, employees and the whole society that benefits from it.

Affiliated Sister Companies

Eternit AG

PartnerIm Breitspiel 20
69126 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 62 24 70 10
www.eternit.de

CREATON AG

Dillinger Str. 6
86637 Wertingen
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 82 72 86 0
www.creaton.de

Etex Holding GmbH

Im Breitspiel 20
69126 Heidelberg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 6224 701-271
www.etex-immobilien.com

Eternit N.V.

Kuiermansstraat 1
1880 Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Belgium

Phone: 05 47 28 88 88
www.eternit.be

Euronit Sp. z o.o.

ul. Wspólna 6
PL 32-300 Olkusz
Poland

Phone: +48 32 62 49 500
www.euronit.pl

UAB "Eternit Baltic"

J.Dalinkevičiaus st. 2
N.Akmenė LT-85118
Lithuania

Phone: +370 (8) 425 56849
www.eternit.lt

ООО Eternit Kaluga

Stroitelnaya str. 2
Selo Detchino
Maloyaroslavetsky r-n,
249080 Kaluzhskaya obl.

Phone: +7 (4842) 75 14 67
www.eternit.ru
info@eternit.ru

Creaton & Eternit S.R.L.

B-dul. Ion Ionescu de la Brad, nr. 2B
013813 Bucharest, sector 1
Romania

Phone: +40 21 26 92 174
www.creaton.com.ro

EBM Co., s.r.o.

Štefánikova tr.79
949 01 Nitra
Slovenská republika

Phone: +421 (0)37 3211771-3
www.ebmco.sk/sk
www.ebmco.cz

EURO PANELS OVERSEAS N.V.

Bormstraat 22
B-2830 Willebroek
Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)15 71 82 80
www.europanels.be

Creaton Ungarn

8960 Lenti
Cserépgyár u. 1.

Phone: +36 92 551 566 567 568
www.creaton.de/hu