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From paper factory to International, innovative leader in the modular ceiling systems sector Our History

  • Mineral tile production begins

    1963

    Beginning of mineral tile production by the company ATEX.

  • AMF-Mineralplatten GmbH is founded

    1970

    Founding of the company AMF-Mineralplatten GmbH KG.

  • Development into an independent business division

    1985

    Development into an independent business division through the acquisition of the necessary land, buildings and assets from the company ATEX.

  • Investment from the Knauf Management Group

    1995

    In 1995 the Knauf Management Group took over 50% of the shares at AMF. This resulted in the start of the investment initiatives to expand capacity (drying and finishing expansions).

  • 100% Knauf

    2002 / 2003

    2002: The remaining shares are taken over by the Knauf Management Group. The ATEX factory is decommissioned and simultaneously the land and buildings are taken over by Knauf AMF to establish a new mineral tile production plant.

    2003: Start of the investment project for the new mineral tile production plant by Knauf AMF.

  • Commissioning of the new mineral tile production

    2005

    With the commissioning of the new mineral tile production in Grafenau, the total capacity could be doubled.

  • Further investments

    2006 / 2007

    2006: Opening of a very modern training and innovation centre - Forum AMF.

    2007: Expansion of the production capacity through investments in the drying and finishing lines. Establishment of a further finishing line for special products as well as the establishment of a laminating line.

  • Commissioning of our own grid plant

    2010 / 2011

    2010: Investment in our own Knauf AMF plant for grid and substructures.

    2011: Commissioning of the grid plant in January 2011 and launch of the AMF VENTATEC® product brand; enabling us to offer a system: grid (AMF VENTATEC®) and ceiling tiles (AMF THERMATEX®)

  • HERADESIGN® and DONN®

    2013

    Knauf AMF continued to grow in 2013.

    The company took over HERADESIGN® (wood-wool acoustics) from their partner Knauf Insulation in Ferndorf (Austria) and Knauf AMF also acquired the European business divisions of DONN® (grid and substructure) from USG Europe in Dreux (France), Peterlee (Great Britain), Viersen (Germany) and Antwerp (Belgium).

  • Start of the soft mineral growth initiative

    2015

    Start of the soft mineral growth initiative with the brand - AMF TOPIQ®.

    Installation of an additional finishing process in Grafenau (Germany).

  • Development of the metal ceiling business

    2016

    Development of the metal ceiling business with the AMF MONDENA® brand.