ROCKWOOL Group celebrates 80th anniversary

15 November 2017

2017 marks 80 years since ROCKWOOL first produced stone wool insulation.


ROCKWOOL Group has come a long way since its early days of production in Hedehusene, Denmark in 1937. The Group has expanded its product range well beyond building insulation, employs more than 10,800 employees, operates in 38 countries with 40 manufacturing facilities and sells its products in 100+ countries around the world.

Since its founding, ROCKWOOL has had one single-minded purpose: to transform the natural power of stone into products that make people’s lives safer, more comfortable, and more productive. And as we learn more about stone wool’s capabilities, we discover more ways that it can change the world for the better.

Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities

We see the challenges of modern living amidst massive urbanisation and climate change as opportunities for ROCKWOOL Group to help improve lives and reduce humanity’s impact on the environment.  Throughout our 80 years, we have built on the successes and the experience of the past to design and guide the strategy of the present and lay a solid foundation for the future.  This has been possible thanks to the loyalty and commitment of our customers who have partnered with us over the years to create outstanding buildings and structures, among which are some of the most globally recognised landmarks of which we can be proud to be a part.

About the ROCKWOOL Group

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our product solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our product range reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore.