UNILIN was founded in 1960 when several families from south-west Flanders who were active in the flax industry began producing flax chipboards. Since then, UNILIN has grown and developed into a major player in the global construction industry.
All of UNILIN's activities are consolidated into 3 distinct business units: division flooring , division insulation and division panels.
Since October 2005, the UNILIN Group has been part of Mohawk Industries, an American company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mohawk Industries is the largest flooring group in the world in both residential and commercial markets.
UNILIN, division insulation produces about 10 million m² of insulated roof elements, prefabricated solutions and PIR insulation boards per annum. We are a European market leader in the field of structural insulated roof panels and the second largest player in the European PIR market.
Acquisition of Xtratherm
In December 2015, UNILIN announced the acquisition of Xtratherm, a leading Irish insulation manufacturer. This acquisition is instrumental in consolidating UNILIN insulation's growth strategy in the future.
UNILIN and Xtratherm have a joint of 6 insulation manufacturing facilities throughout Europe
UNILIN and Xtratherm have a total of 5 sales and support offices in key markets
throughout Europe. This is complemented by a network of distributors throughout
all major European networks