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Multiple awards

High recognition from customers and trade media: Erlus has been presented with four awards all within a very short time. App-Award winner from Mikado, Top Supplier and Medium-Sized Enterprise Award...


Dedicated branding for screed clay tiles

For its product line Tonality screed clay tiles, the Leipfinger-Bader group of companies has created new dedicated branding with impact, as the company informs. The ceramic dry screed has been part of...


New functions integrated in the app

With the new upgraded version of its app for roofing professionals, Creaton wants to consolidate its digital pioneering role in the roofing trade, the company has announced. Besides a modern, upgraded...

Schlagmann Academy

No two-class society in public construction

After more than 20 years of the Masonry Congress, on account of the Covid pandemic, this year’s branch event organized by Schlagmann Poroton was held as a live stream for the first time. In a new...

Masonry Academy

650 take part in the Online Masonry Days 2022

With high-calibre and impressive speakers, the digital Masonry Days have left an impact on the around 650 participants. The event held in cooperation between the brick plant Ziegelwerk Bellenberg and...


Moderate expansion in 2022

The German-Dutch family-owned de Beijer Group is looking ahead to the new year 2022 with confidence, based on the continuing good forecasts for the construction industry until 2023. „In commercial and...


Laminam to acquire Best Surface

Laminam, global leader in the production and marketing of oversize ceramic slabs for high-end architecture and interior design, part owned by Alpha Private Equity, and Barbieri & Tarozzi Group,...


First CO2-neutral brick production line

Within the framework of its Sustainability Program, Wienerberger is pursuing ambitious targets, the company informs. The start-up of a new, CO2-neutral production line for brick slips with an electric...


Adaptability is the key

With all the travel restrictions and quarantines of 2020 and 2021 the percentage of situations in which online assistance services are used have shot up. Verdes had this option available since 2011,...


New generation of lift-through cutters

With a modular design of the lift-through cutter, Keller HCW has succeeded in meeting the increasing individual demands on quality and flexibility in the product portfolio of the brick industry,...



Turn of the times

Dear Readers,Anyone who thought that war spurred by power-hungry maniacs were a thing of the past, has been proven sadly mistaken these past few weeks. The Russian ruler and the kleptocrats...


Germany News

Recycled bricks

Location map with collection points published

The Federal Association of the German Brick and Tile Industry and the Federation of the German Construction Materials Recycling Industry have published a map showing the collection points for old...

Brick and tile industry

Ready for climate-friendly newbuild campaign

The brick and tile industry can be relied on as a motor for economic growth – that was demonstrated yet again in 2021. Less reliable proved the global supply chains. An overall very volatile...




Reduction to a decorative purpose?

Bricks are used in elaborately designed façades as well as in the construction sector. Does brickwork still have a chance in the long term in essential building, the making of houses? Or will the...


Market Review | Marktübersicht

Personalia | Personalien

“A role model through and through”

The death of Kastulus Bader

For the Leipfinger-Bader brickworks family in Vatersdorf/Bavaria, the new year began with a painful loss. As the company has announced, at the age of 81 years, Kastulus Bader, who had managed the...

“A formative personality”

Martin Grothe has died

Grothe Rohstoffe GmbH & Co. KG has informed us that Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Keramik Martin Grothe died on 12 January 2022, following a long and difficult illness.Martin Grothe took over the company from his...


Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag