NAUE history

Our innovative ideas are leading the way into the future of geosynthetics and their applications. Over the years, our product range and fields of application have continuously grown and the growth of our group of companies has kept pace. We now offer product development and design, with a design-by-function and application approach, to satisfy even your most challenging project objectives. Internationally, we have achieved a high profile as a geosynthetic leader and innovator.

1967 – Terrafix® nonwoven from E.A.H. Naue KG is used for the first time in a hydraulic engineering application
1968 – Niederberg Chemie develops Carbofol® geomembranes
1984 – Naue Fasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG is founded
1985 – Depotex®, the first high-density polyethylene (HDPE) geotextile for landfill construction, is developed
1987 – Bentofix® geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) are developed and patented
1989 – Acquisition of Secudrain® and Secumat® production facility from Oltmanns GmbH
1992 – Launch of Bentofix® GCLs in the American market
1993 – Naue Sealing GmbH & Co. KG is founded to serve the landfill construction and lining market
1994 – Naue Fasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG achieves ISO 9001 certification
1995 – Bentofix® and Terrafix Soft Rock® are introduced to the Australian market
1996 – Acquisition of the production facility for Carbofol® from itb Isolierungsgesellschaft für Tunnel und Bauwerke mbH
1998 – The geosynthetic consultant company “Bauberatung Geokunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG” (BBG) is founded
1999 – The new developed Secugrid® reinforcement geogrids are included to the portfolio
2000 – Carbofol® is produced with the worldwide widest roll width (9.40 m) for flat-extruded geomembranes
2002 – NAUE has taken all necessary steps to put into effect the compulsory CE marking for geotextiles and geogrids
2003 – Technology improvement to firmly bond Secutex® nonwoven geotextiles between Secugrid® bars to create Combigrid®
2003 – Anchor Lining Systems is formed in South Africa for the production and distribution of Carbofix®
2004 – Secudrain® geocomposites are produced in 3.80 m widths and with a new nonwoven bonding technology to provide increased drainage characteristics
2005 – NAUE Fasertechnik GmbH & Co. KG changes its name to NAUE GmbH & Co. KG
2006 – The third Secugrid® geogrid manufacturing facility is put into operation. CE Marking is implemented for geosynthetic barriers
2008 – NAUE America Inc. is founded
2009 – NAUE commissions its new warehouses and logistics center at the corporate headquarters in Fiestel
2011 – NAUE Asia Sdn. Bhd. is founded
2011 – Start of the Bentofix® production in Malaysia
2012 – Commissioning of a second production plant for Polyethylene coated Bentofix® GCLs
2014 – Commissioning of a new production plant for Secutex® in Fiestel
2015 – Start of Secutex® production in Selangor, Malaysia