Sto Group

Sto is a dominant global building products manufacturing brand, active in over 87 countries with over 4000 staff and a €1 billion sales turnover. We continue to innovate through technological leadership in all of our core markets, with heavy investment in Research & Development.

Sto originated in Germany in the 1800s, but today has an increasingly international focus. In 2011, export sales exceeded domestic sales for the first time.

The Sto name comes from our founder, Wilhelm Stotmeister. The company is still run by the Stotmeister family, and even though today Sto is a global brand, the company culture retains the positive aspects of a family run business.

Company Milestones

1835

Anton Gäng establishes a lime and cement works in Weizen.

1936

Wilhelm Stotmeister acquires the firm.

1955

Acquisition of licence for organically bound plaster and commencement of production in Weizen.

1966

The first external wall insulation system from Sto is launched onto the market.

1970

Export business begins.

1981

CCS Scotseal Ltd. founded by Andrew Swan and Iain MacDonald to import Sto products into the UK.

1987

Formal partnership agreed between CCS Scotseal Ltd. and Sto AG.

1988

Conversion of Stotmeister GmbH into Sto AG and incorporation of all subsidiaries into Sto AG.

1992

Going public of Sto AG.

1997

Construction of the new Sto AG Communication Building is completed. CCS Scotseal Ltd. opens Basingstoke Sales & Marketing office to promote more London projects.

1999

Part ownership of CCS Scotseal Ltd. transferred to Sto AG. CCS Scotseal Ltd. changes its name to Sto Ltd. Dublin office opened. Certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14001 at the Stühlingen site.

2000

Establishment of the first subsidiary in Asia.

2003

Completion of the new production plant in Weizen.

2004

Sto Ltd. becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sto AG.

2005

Introduction of Sto-Turbofix PU bonding foam and StoColor Climasan photocatalytic odour-removing paint.

2006

Opening of the "Info Factory" visitor centre covering 800 m² at the Weizen plant.

2007

As of 31st December 2007, the Sto Group has a total workforce of 4,056. Sto Ltd. Wyboston office opened to aid technical enquiries.

2008

Sto Ltd. Head Office moves from Paisley to a larger facility in Glasgow following expansion.

2012

Following the retirement of company founder Iain MacDonald, Tim Deathridge is appointed the new Managing Director of Sto Ltd.

2013

Sto Ltd. opens a new Training & Distribution Centre in Birmingham.

2014

Sto AG opens the international event & exhibition space "Werkstatt" in Clerkenwell, London.

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Call: 0141 892 8000