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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


Anton Gäng establishes a lime and cement works in Weizen.


Wilhelm Stotmeister acquires the firm.


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


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


Export business begins.


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


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


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


Going public of Sto AG.


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


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.


Establishment of the first subsidiary in Asia.


Completion of the new production plant in Weizen.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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