2000 and beyond
2000: Transformation to Pure Player in building materials through sale of Treibacher Industries and Wipark garage business, acquisition of Cherokee Sanford in the US.
2001: New Managing Board under Wolfgang Reithofer, acquisition of Optiroc brick division in Northern Europe, implementation of a Group-wide restructuring program with focus on Germany.
2002: Acquisition of Hanson plc brick activities in Continental Europe.
2003: Development of Roofing Systems as second core business through acquisition of a 50% stake in Koramic Roofing and advance to Number 2 in roofing systems in Europe, sale of Steinzeug clay pipe activities.
2004: Transformation to a pure free-loat company, full acquisition of Koramic Roofing and thebrickbusiness in Great Britain.
2005: € 400 million debut bond issued.
2006: Acquisition of Robinson Brick in the western region of US.
2007: Market entry in Canada, expansion of the market position in Great Britain, issue of a hybrid bond (volume of € 500 million) and capital increase (net proceeds: € 424 million).
2008: Acquisition of a majority stake in the British clay roof tile producer Sandtoft, increasing spread of financial crisis to the real economy triggers global economic crisis.
2009: Economic crisis leads to collapse of Wienerberger markets, Heimo Scheuch appointed new CEO as of August 1, successful implementation of comprehensive restructuring program 2009 – liquidity sustainably secured, capital increase (net proceeds of € 320 million).
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