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  Knauf Insulation GmbH
US Headquarters
One Knauf Drive
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Telephone: (317) 398-4434
Fax: (317) 398-3675
Media Contact
Anissa Benich
One Knauf Drive
Shelbyville, IN 16176
(317) 398-4434 x8406

    Web site for North America for global operations

    Company Structure   Knauf Insulation GmbH is owned by the Knauf family of Iphofen, Germany. Knauf Insulation is the second largest and fastest growing insulation manufacturer in the world.

    Company Background  

As the fastest-growing and innovative insulation supplier, Knauf represents one of the most respected and progressive names in insulation worldwide. Knauf Insulation offers a wide range of insulation materials to meet the growing demand for energy efficiency and acoustic performance in new and existing homes, commercial buildings and industrial applications.

Founded in 1932 as a producer of gypsum based in Germany, Knauf has evolved into a multi-national manufacturer of building products including thermal and acoustical fiberglass insulations for residential, commercial, industrial, marine original equipment manufacturer and metal building applications. In 1978, Knauf opened its North American insulation operations in Shelbyville, Indiana.

In 2001, Knauf partnered with, and then acquired the assets of Alcopor and since has quickly grown into the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer in Europe. Knauf continued to expand its insulation manufacturing activities with the roll-out of new manufacturing sites across the Europe for both glass wool and stone wool insulation.

Today, Knauf Insulation has around 5000 employees in more than 50 countries around the world with 30 manufacturing sites for the production of glass wool, stone wool, wood wool, extruded polystyrene (XPS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS).

Although Knauf products are manufactured and distributed throughout the world, the company is still family-owned. The Knauf name is the family name of a highly respected global leader that manufactures gypsum and insulation building products around the world. With the Knauf name comes high standards and a reputation for new ideas about performance and quality, innovative products, service, and a “let’s do it” attitude. We work hard. Insist on quality. And if there’s a question about what we should do, the answer is simple: do what’s right.

    Company Mission   To provide products and services that conserve energy and preserve natural resources for a sustainable future.


We will be a leader in providing sustainable solutions for energy efficiency, productivity and comfort in the environments in which people live and work.

To realize our vision:

  • We will be recognized by our customers for supplying unmatched value.
  • Our products and services will represent the most cost-effective way to meet and exceed the most stringent energy efficiency standards.
  • Our employees will be highly trained individuals who are intensely customer focused and passionate about our Core Values.
  • We will be an employer of choice for those that share our commitment to creating a sustainable future.
  • Our suppliers will understand and support our commitment to the responsible use of resources.
  • Both our customers and our company will be financially successful, outperforming our industry competitors.

    Core Values  
  • The safety and well-being of our employees is first and foremost.
  • We operate with a high level of honesty and integrity between each other, our customers, our communities and our suppliers.
  • We embrace collaboration as the most effective method for accomplishing our goals.
  • We understand that quality is fundamental to our products and services and we continually seek ways to add value to everything that we do.

    North American Product Lines  

Knauf Insulation manufactures thermal and acoustical fiber glass insulations for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and metal building applications.

  • Building Insulation: Batts, rolls and blown insulation and specialty products
  • Air Handling: Duct board, duct liner, duct wrap and rigid plenum liner
  • Industrial/Commercial: Pipe insulation, elevated temperature products, insulation board, duct wrap, pipe and tank insulation
  • Metal Building: Blanket insulation
  • OEM Products: Blanket insulation, equipment liner, insulation board, acoustical insulations and uncured blanket

    Most Recent Innovation  
  • Developed ECOSE® Technology, a revolutionary, new generation sustainable binder.
  • Introduced EcoBatt® Insulation in the US, the industry’s most sustainable glasswool insulation.

    Distribution   From its North American plants, Knauf products are sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and are exported to nations in Central America, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Products are distributed in the U.S. and Canada through independent insulation distributors.
From plants throughout Europe, Knauf Insulation products are supplied to all European countries.

    Founded in North America   1978

    North American Employees   1,250

    North American Spokespersons   Mark Andrews, CEO
Scott Miller, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability

    North American Manufacturing   US—Knauf Insulation manufacturing facilities are located in Shelbyville, Indiana, Lanett, Alabama, and Shasta Lake California.

    North American History   1978 Knauf Fiber Glass is formed in Shelbyville, IN USA.
1982 Knauf enters the residential and light commercial markets.
1988 Knauf Fiber Glass opens its second manufacturing plant, located in Lanett, AL USA.
1990 Knauf starts production in Plant III in Shelbyville, IN, which is dedicated to producing pipe insulation.
1991 Knauf introduces high-density residential batts.
1994 Knauf expands Plant II in Lanett, AL, doubling manufacturing capacity.
2001 With a new name, “Knauf Insulation”, Knauf expands into the European Insulation market by acquiring and renovating facilities.
2001 Acquired and converted plants in St Helens (UK), Cwmbran (South Wales), Vise (Belgium).
2002 Production begins at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Shasta Lake, CA USA.
2002 Knauf Building Insulation products become the first in the industry to achieve GREENGUARD™ certification.
2004 Jet Stream® Blowing Wool, the best in the industry in coverage and thermal performance, is introduced in the US.
2004 Moscow glass wool plant construction completed.
2006 Knauf Insulation launched Perimeter Plus Blow in Blanket system.
2006-2007 Knauf Insulation acquires Heraklith AG, a large player in stone wool and wood wool, with activities mainly in Central and Eastern Europe.
2008 Manufacturing begins in $220 million expanded Shelbyville, IN plant.
2008 Invested around 100 million Euros to construct a new glass wool factory in Lannemezan (France).
2008 Knauf Insulation US celebrates 30th anniversary ready to compete as the global leader in developing building solutions to promote energy efficiency.
2008 Knauf Insulation introduces a revolutionary new, sustainable insulation binder called ECOSE Technology in the US and UK.
2008 EcoBatt Insulation products made with ECOSE Technology are made available in the United States.
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