Company

Gutta aims to provide protection for three pillars of civilization through its work: Protection of life, protection of property, and protection of the environment. This credo is pursued in all areas of our work.

Gutta – Values make all the difference

The Gutta Group is an owner-operated, Swiss group of companies that focuses on the production, acquisition, logistics and marketing of building materials, components and garden products.

Tradition, experience and clear corporate values are combined with a passion for ongoing innovation as well as for high-quality products and services that fully meet or our customers’ expectations– or ideally even exceed them. We place particular emphasis on sustainable thinking, planning and actions, in addition to treating resources in an environmentally friendly manner.

55 years on the market
25 locations
400 employees
121 million euro in group turnover

Reliability, continuity and loyalty to our business partners – these are the fundamental values that have been the basis of our success for over half a century. We will continue to be guided by these values in future, combined with ongoing innovation, a Swiss soul, and the German art of engineering.

Gutta Group

History – looking back on over 50 years of tradition and innovation

1964

  • Founding of Elda AG (Glarus, Switzerland) by our current CEO Christoph Dicken von Oetinger
  • Production of guttaflex corrugated bitumen sheets (later known as guttanit)

1968-1979

  • Expansion into international markets
  • Various license agreements in Italy, the GDR and Mexico
  • Production of corrugated bitumen sheets in Lincolnton, USA

1974

  • Start of production of corrugated bitumen sheets in Switzerland

1980-1989

  • Sales launch of plastic products, dimpled membranes and tarpaulins
  • Gutta starts supplying DIY markets

1989-1993

  • Acquisition of the licensee Coverlite in Italy
  • Cooperation with a renowned German producer of building materials in Italy, France and Poland
  • Cooperation with local trading companies in the Czech Republic and Slovenia
  • Start of production and market launch of garden products in Germany

1993 

  • Production and market launch of the gutta 3 punti underroof sheets

1994

  • Merger of Gutta Werke Schutterwald (D) with KWS Kunststoffwaren Vertriebs GmbH
  • Investments in Modernroof in Hyderabad, the largest producer of corrugated bitumen sheets on the Indian subcontinent

1994-1996

  • Founding of Gutta International AG (Management and Holding) and Gutta Engineering (R & D) in Switzerland

1997-1998

  • Certification of Gutta Werke Schutterwald (D) according to ISO 9002
  • Founding of new companies in Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, and Spain

1999

  • Start of production of dimpled membranes in Filago (I)

1999-2002

  • Certification of Gutta Werke Filago (I) according to ISO 9002 and ISO 14001
  • Start of production of lawn grid elements in Filago (I)

2005-2009

  • Expansion of the company Gutta Baltic
  • Founding of new group companies in Romania and Russia
  • Production capacities almost doubled

2007 

  • Production and market launch of guttabeta star dimpled membranes

2012

  • Reorganization of Russian subsidiary
  • Market expansion in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and China

2013

  • Start-up of the first Gutta Compact-Line production plant in Russia
  • Production plant relocated from Switzerland to Italy
  • Acquisition of 5 new injection molding machines in Italy
  • Founding of Gutta Kunststofftechnik GmbH in Niederau (Germany)

2014

  • Expansion of sales in Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, Canada and the USA

2015/2016

  • Start of production and sales in the segment of front door canopies and terrace roofs through the acquisition of a renowned German manufacturer of construction elements

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