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Wienerberger celebrates 200th anniversary


In 2018 the company registered record economic results with revenues of 3.3 billion euros (+6% on 2017) and an EBITDA of 470 billion euros (+15%).

Heimo Scheuch, CEO Wienerberger Group

On 27 July, Wienerberger threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its foundation and the 150 years since our stock market listing. More than 2,000 people, including distinguished guests, business partners and employees, took part in the gala evening held in the prestigious Marx Halle in Vienna where they enjoyed good food, music and entertainment.

Founded in Vienna in 1819 by visionary entrepreneur Alois Miesbach, Wienerberger rapidly expanded beyond national borders and by 1845 had become one of the most important brick and tile manufacturers in Europe.

The company’s continued success from one year to the next has demonstrated the effectiveness of its corporate policies, culminating in the record 2018 economic results with revenues of 3.3 billion euros and an EBITDA of 470 billion euros. In the first half of 2019, the Wienerberger Group reported the best results in its 200-year history.

Revenues grew by 8% to 1.73 billion euros (compared to 1.6 billion euros in the same period the previous year). In 2018, Wienerberger continued also the vigorous implementation of its sustainability strategy and made significant progress toward realizing its Sustainability Roadmap 2020.

Read the complete article published on Brick World Review 2/2019