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Pioneers in high temperature insulation

At ISOLITE we’re constantly breaking new ground with our innovative, bespoke insulation concepts. We’ve been developing tailor-made, technically sophisticated high temperature insulation and sealing systems for the world’s leading industries for around 41 years.

So it’s no coincidence that ISOLITE is one of the world’s most sought-after partners, both at home and abroad. Because with decades of expertise under our belts we offer our customers a portfolio of thermal and acoustic insulation and sealing systems that’s second to none and that never compromises on quality.

Our constant product advancements, internal inspections and ongoing dialogue with our customers ensure our products are state-of-the-art – and stay that way. We offer the perfect systems for your needs in the 400°C to 1600°C temperature range.

Managing energy with ISOLITE.

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Our team

ISOLITE has a team of 500 people who develop and produce innovative high temperature insulation systems at our twelve locations: Ludwigshafen (two locations), Worms, Nörten-Hardenberg and Neustadt an der Weinstraße in Germany, Greenville, SC and Wixom in the USA, Daegu in South Korea Port Elizabeth in South Africa (two locations), Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Almere in the Netherlands. Each one of our dedicated, customer-focused staff has the expertise and technical skills to ensure that all ISOLITE products are high-precision, long-lasting, and of the highest quality.

We’re fully aware that you can only expect top-class performance from a high-skilled, happy, and motivated team. So we make a point of actively involving all our employees in our development and growth processes right from the start. Our workforce development speaks for itself:

Management

Dr. Stefan Brungs has been Managing Partner of the CERTINA Group since 2019 and is responsible for the Automotive division there. His professional experience includes 6 years of strategy and restructuring work at the Boston Consulting Group and 23 years of corporate development at the Volkswagen Group as Managing Director and Board Member for BENTLEY and BUGATTI, among others. Dr. Brungs is an exceptional gain for ISOLITE due to his comprehensive and profound professional experience.

Mr. Michael Knoll has been global head of development and authorized officer of ISOLITE for many years. Due to his strong roots in the company, his international experience in the automotive sector as well as his profound know-how in the technical and operational areas of the company, he is a forward-looking, and a fundamental column of the leadership tandem.

 
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“We look forward to shaping this new chapter of the ISOLITE company history together with you. We will do our utmost making this a sucess and invite you to be a part of this fascinating journey.”

Our history

The origins of ISOLITE GmbH date back as far as 1878, when chemical engineer Dr. Carl Grünzweig and businessman Paul Hartmann had a vision: to invent insulating materials, develop insulation products, and open up a whole new market with them. They wanted to make energy saving and efficiency improvement available to everyone. Together they founded ‘Fabrik chemisch-technischer Produkte von Grünzweig & Hartmann oHG’ in Ludwigshafen, Germany, a company that would grow into a successful global player over the next decades.

One hundred years later, in 1978, a team of experts in high temperature insulation was formed to better meet the specific needs of this sector. Demand grew so rapidly that the team of experts soon became a department, then a division, and then ultimately, in 1997, a separate company: G+H ISOLITE GmbH. This company rapidly went on to become a leading and flexible supplier of high temperature and high-tech insulation solutions. More and more manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, mechanical engineering and turbine construction sectors came to value the expertise ISOLITE was able to deliver.

After the first management buy-out in 2006, automotive operations were placed under a new company, ISOLITE Automotive GmbH in 2007. Through another management buy-out in 2010, ISOLITE gained even more independence and established MINILEIT Inc. in 2012, to be able to represent North America and strengthen connections with our customers oversees. In August 2015, we entered into a joint venture with the Korean company MMT Automotive (Mirae Metal Technology) to open up the Asian market, mainly in Korea and Japan. In 2017 change of shareholder at ISOLITE: The listed Japanese company Hitachi Chemicals Co. Ltd. acquires HQ Equita shares. Building on the materials expertise of both companies, the group offers its customers complementary technology portfolios that present ample opportunities for joint developments.

In 2018, ISOLITE looked back on a 40-year success story. Over this time, the company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein in Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate has grown into an insulation specialist that operates across the globe.

The need for sophisticated insulation systems is constantly growing – and with it the ISOLITE Group.