Since it was founded in 1949, ARDEX has been known all over the globe as an innovation leader for specialist building products. The heritage of ARDEX is a history of breakthrough innovations which have driven the market and changed the way it works. One example is the ARDEX K 15 Self-Levelling Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound – still one of the most popular ARDEX products to this day. Recent innovations are our decorative flooring solution PANDOMO®, or the ARDEX MICROTEC TECHNOLOGY which shows that ARDEX is always looking for ways to do things differently. One of our latest inspired developments is SpeedTec Technology which strengthens ARDEX’s reputation for speed and superior quality in the area of flooring adhesives and self-levelling compounds.
People and Knowledge
The heart and origin of the ARDEX product development process is the central laboratory in Witten, Germany, plus several local centres of excellence around the world. This structure ensures our products’ consistent quality as well as our maximum responsiveness to local market needs. Regular personal meetings and state-of-the-art information technology make sure there is permanent interaction and knowledge sharing. In order to encourage information exchange and creativity across borders, ARDEX strongly supports international career paths. We realise that we need the most talented people to maintain and extend our innovation leadership.
But innovation at ARDEX is not just limited to R&D. It is an organic system comprising cutting-edge customer insight research, close cooperation with associations and universities and strong interaction between sales, marketing, technical service, purchasing and R&D.
Our systematic, global Stage Gate Process for the introduction of new products is designed to optimise speed to market as well as to ensure superior quality and reliability for our customers. This makes on-site product testing an integral part of every ARDEX development project.