Our heritage

Our heritage

Founded in 1978 by the French group Lafarge, ParexGroup has been from 2001 until 2014 part of Materis, the construction chemical company founded when Lafarge divested its specialty materials arm.

 

With a primary focus on geographical development, both organically and through acquisitions, ParexGroup has demonstrated strong growth while redefining its position in the global marketplace.

 

During this development period, ParexGroup has successfully acquired and integrated more than twenty strong local brands, worldwide. In most cases the acquired businesses were family owned and we pride ourselves that the vast majority of the previous owners and managers have continued as colleagues within ParexGroup.

 

As a result, the entrepreneurial and dynamic spirit derived from our heritage has provided a strong unity to our network and is a unique strength of our company.

 

The proven formula for the continued success of ParexGroup is combining global development with a strong local presence, ensuring our people are always close to local customers.

 

Since June 2014 ParexGroup is an independent company with CVC Capital Partners as new shareholder.

 

 

2016More...
ParexGroup acquires Chilean mortar producer

 

2015More...
ParexGroup acquires US specialist of facade solutions

 

2014More...
CVC Capital Partners has completed the acquisition of ParexGroup from Materis

 

2013More...
ParexGroup continues to expand production capacity in Brazil

 

2012More...
In March 2012 ParexGroup China inaugurated its 3rd manufacturing plant in Chengdu

 

2011More...
In China, ParexGroup opens 420 new exclusive stores. In Brazil ParexGroup builds its 6th plant.

 

2010More...
ParexGroup opens a Group R&D center in Shanghai and launches the first cement free powder product.

 

2009More...
In France, ParexGroup grows strongly on the booming EIFS market.

 

2008More...
ParexGroup expands in the Philippines.

 

2007More...
ParexGroup establishes in Turkey and in the UK.

 

2006More...
ParexGroup sets foot in China and launches the first dustless  dry-mix  mortar.

 

2005More...
ParexGroup sets foot in the Middle-East.

 

2004More...
Growth in Brazil, in Malaysia and in Singapore.