Etex at a glance

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Inspiring Ways of Living

Etex focuses on lightweight solutions to build a world that rises above its biggest challenges: scarce resources, huge housing needs, rapid urbanisation, climate change… Lightweight is a complete construction method, combining innovative solutions for interiors and exteriors. These include fibre cement and plasterboard applications, offsite modular building systems, and leading fire protection and insulation. Lightweight enables people to build faster, better and more eco-friendly. Etex exists to inspire living spaces that are ever more safe, sustainable, smart and beautiful.

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Safety framework

“Safety is key, it’s up to you and me.”

 This is our safety motto. Our employees across the globe have embraced this principle.
It is the responsibility of every single Etex colleague.
We rely on a formal set of guidelines to establish robust safety standards and frameworks.
Our safety logo is often one of the first things our employees see when they arrive at work.


Our presence in the world

Etex operates over 160 facilities in 45 countries. We are globally organised and locally embedded to meet the specific expectations of every client: architect, construction company, distributor, contractor, installer, specifier and homeowner. Our sites provide all building blocks to bring our lightweight solutions to the world: innovation and technology centres, quarries, factories and full technical support for plasterboard, fibre cement, fire protection, insulation and offsite modular building.

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Major employer

Inspiring ways of living is the result of the efforts of Etex teammates around the world. At Etex we are all part of a global and local community, supporting a portfolio of regional and global commercial brands. True to our Etex sense of purpose and values we are inspiring colleagues for each other and inspiring partners for our customers. We are highly ambitious to make a difference in improving quality of living for all. As inspiring partners - whether in supporting services or in manufacturing - we work together with a high level of engagement to provide ever more effective lightweight solutions every day.

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To enhance the world with ever better living space, we need to create value together. By doing better and acting quickly. By enabling people to experiment and sometimes fail. By enjoying outperformance. 

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Work together. Bring out the best in each other. Care for safety and well-being. This is the truly sustainable way to improve the quality of living for us all. 

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We live in times of rapid transformation. We have the unique opportunity to help fulfil vital needs of our world. Let’s drive valuable change. Let’s inspire with  smart and sustainable solutions. 

For another year in a row, Etex recorded an outstanding financial performance in 2023, with a revenue increase of 2.5% at EUR 3.808 billion, and a REBITDA improvement by 10.4% to EUR 712 million, its highest value ever. The net profit (Group share) also increased to EUR 267 million, a 26.8% improvement compared to 2022. The net recurring profit (Group share) improved, at EUR 278 million, +1.1% year-on-year.

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Recurring operating

cash flow (REBITDA)

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Net recurring profit
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An industrial company with a proven history and a promising future

Over a century of sustainable profitable growth


Alphonse Emsens founds the Eternit fibre cement factory in Haren near Brussels in 1905 after acquiring the manufacturing technology
from Austrian industrialist Ludwig Hatschek



Etex takes over the European and Latin American gypsum activities of the French group Lafarge.



Etex finalises its strategic shift by completely exiting its Residential Roofing activities and establishes the New Ways Division driving its modular and offsite ambitions.



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