IKO in Europe
IKO is a family owned business, founded by Isidore Koschitzky in 1951 in Canada who lends his name to the company.
The IKO European Division is a multinational group of businesses that were started up or acquired. The first factory was built in 1972 in Tessenderlo (Belgium) and produced shingle and roofing membranes. The breakthrough of IKO in Europe came in 2001 with the acquisition of the companies that belonged to the Ruberoid group. These market leaders in commercial roofing in their respective countries became part of the IKO group; a group with a long term industrial vision and strategy.
Our European Division focusses on 3 major business entities: Roofing, Waterproofing and Insulation. In all entities we strive to innovate and manufacture top quality products and provide excellent customer service. In Europe, IKO has now 10 manufacturing sites and commercial locations and exports to 96 countries. We employ +1500 employees in Europe.
As IKO works to achieve its goal of being the preferred roofing, waterproofing and insulation brand of professional contractors in Europe, we will provide the most substantial and enduring quality products and services in the market. We will focus our energies on not just selling great products but also elevating customer experience at every touch point. We will operate with integrity and honesty and always make decisions based on the long-term best interest of our customers, company and employees.
Numerous buildings were made with our products and we have not even scratched the surface of our potential.