Launched in France in 1944 by Gaston Gromier, ONDULINE was a family-owned business until it was sold to private equity funds in 2006. We are specialized in innovative roofing systems, and have continuously been growing, until leading the market of lightweight roofing systems.
For about 80 years, Onduline strategy has successfully combined growth and international development.
The cellulose-bitumen-based roofing and under-roofing material known as Onduline was invented and launched on the French market in 1944 by Gaston Gromier.
Since then, our core business has focussed on manufacturing lightweight roofing sheets made of recycled fibres and bitumen for pitched roofs.
We are the undisputable leader in this segment, manufacturing more than 95% of world production of bitumen sheets.
Expanding from the historical « core » to more technical solutions, we have extended our business to roof lighting & cladding, waterproofing membranes and underlayers…
1950: Launch of Onduline sheet, new roofing material in France.
1964: Opening of first 2 non-French sales subsidiaries in Germany and Italy.
1973: Industrial investments in Italy and Belgium.
1980: Opening of the Spanish subsidiary and later the Portuguese subsidiary.
1981: Launch of the under-roofing sheet in Italy.
1984: Invention of the world-first and patented process of pre-pigmentation before impregnation with bitumen.
1989-1994: Successive openings of sales subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.
Acquisition of Onduclair, specialist of transparent plastic roofing materials.
Launch in Turkey of the commercial and industrial subsidiary Onduline Avrasya.
2000-2010: Industrial investments in Malaysia, Spain, Poland, Brazil.
Opening of sales subsidiaries in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru) and in Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc...).
Launch of the first cellulose-bitumen based tile ONDUVILLA. Onduline receives an award from JPMORGAN-HEC for being a family business that has successfully pursued the same growth strategy for 30 years.
2010: Acquisition of Tallant Industries in the USA, manufacturer and distributor of corrugated cellulose-bitumen-based roofing materials and transparent sheets made of vinyl and polycarbonate and creation of OFIC North America.
2012: Launch of new subsidiaries in the Philippines and in Bolivia.
2014: Opening of a second line in Penang.
2017: Acquisition by Naxicap to build a larger group around roofing & waterproofing, based on Onduline international expertise, especially for pitched roofs.
NOW A ONDURA GROUP COMPANY
We are proud to be an Ondura Group company.
Ondura is an international group focusing on waterproofing solutions for buildings, to protect people & their belongings from water and wind. The motto is “Protection above all”. The group offer includes systems for pitched and flat roofs.
Truly international, Ondura operates in 29 countries with around 1600 employees from 28 different nationalities. Ondura supplies the customers from 12 plants.
Ondura’s culture is decentralized to be close to the local markets. The 3 brands enjoy significant experience and are leaders in their fields:
- alwitra (high-quality waterproofing systems for flat roofs),
- CB (facade and roof membranes for pitched roofs),
- Onduline (light roofing solutions for pitched roofs).