Seizing opportunities, maintaining solidity

1876

Fritz Homann founds a food factory in Dissen

1882

Start of margarine production

1929

Acquisition of a sawmill in Herzberg and sale of 50% of Fritz Homann AG (food production) to the Unilever Group.

1948

Start of production of wood fiberboard using the wet process (hardboard)

1952

Launch of the world's largest fiberboard press in Herzberg at that time

1984

The successful "Herzberger Plattenwerke" becomes "Homanit GmbH & Co. KG"

1989

Unilever Group takes over the remaining 50% of Fritz Homann AG (food manufacturing); entrepreneurial activities are newly bundled

1991

Start of production of thin MDF/HDF wood fibre boards HOMADUR (Herzberg am Harz)

1995

Successful construction and commissioning of an MDF/HDF plant in Losheim am See

2001

Successful establishment of a production facility in the USA (sale of the production facility in 2003)

2005

Expansion to Eastern Europe through the acquisition of a company in Karlino (PL)

2008

Commissioning of a new MDF/HDF plant in Karlino

2010

Increasing the refining capacity in Karlino

2012

Takeover of a competitor by Homanit Krosno/Odrzanskie (PL)

2012

Issue of the corporate bond in the amount of € 100 million

2013

Commissioning of the refining plant in Krosno

2015

Commissioning of the new MDF/HDF plant in Krosno

2016

Investments in value-added plants at the Losheim, Karlino and Krosno sites

2017

Refinancing of the bond in the amount of € 100 million

2018
2019

Expansion of the Losheim am See research and development centre

2020

Acquisition of an industrial site in Lithuania for the construction of the fourth plant