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At Gutta, we seek to protect three foundations of civilization through our work: Life, property and the environment. We pursue this credo in all areas of our work.

Gutta – where values make the difference

The Gutta Group is an owner-managed, Swiss consortium that focuses on the production, provision, logistics and marketing of building materials, components and garden products.

We combine tradition, experience and clear corporate values with a passion for constant innovation and high-quality products and services that meet, or even surpass our customers’ expectations every time. In particular we focus on the sustainability of our thinking, planning and action, as well as the ecologically sound use of resources.

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

Gutta is a family business that prides itself on upholding its core values, regardless of today's fashion. True to our Swiss roots, we are committed to accuracy and reliability. We have German engineering in our blood; our work is both certified and innovative.

Gutta Group

Chronicle - 50 years of tradition and innovation

1965

  • Founding of Elda AG (Glarus, Switzerland)
  • Production of guttaflex corrugated bitumen sheets (later guttanit)

1968

  • Start of production of corrugated bitumen sheets in Italy

1974

  • Start of production of corrugated bitumen sheets in Switzerland

1968-1979

  • The consortium pushes to develop an international orientation
  • Various license agreements in Italy, the GDR and Mexico
  • Production of corrugated bitumen sheets in Lincolnton, USA

1980-1989

  • Sales start of plastic products, dimpled membrans and tarpaulins
  • Gutta’s entry into “do-it-yourself” markets

1989-1993

  • Takeover of the company Coverlite in Italy
  • Cooperation with a well-known German producer of building materials in Italy 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

  • Fusion and later takeover of KWS Kunststoffwaren Vertriebs GmbH by Gutta Werke Schutterwald (D)
  • Participation in Modernroof in Hyderabad, the largest producer of corrugated bitumen sheets in 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
  • Foundation 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 Gutta Baltic
  • Foundation of new group companies in Romania and Russia
  • Capacities for manufacturing own products nearly doubled

2007 

  • Production and market launch of guttabeta star dimpled membranes

2011

  • Eng. Christoph Dicken von Oetinger assumes leadership of the Gutta Group as President of the Executive Committee (ExCom), which replaces the former Gutta management structure of the Gutta International AG

2012

  • The Russian business is reorganized
  • Market expansion in Southeast Asia, in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and China

2013

  • Start-up of the first Gutta Compact-Line production plant in Russia
  • Production plant from Switzerland relocated to Italy
  • Commissioning of 5 new injection moulding machines Italy

2014

  • Increased 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 takeover of a well-known German manufacturer of construction elements.

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