Founded in 1819 in Vienna and traded on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1869, Wienerberger looks back on a traditional business history. But it was only in 1969 that the company started its dynamic expansion. Since the introduction of the Value Management in 1997 Wienerberger focuses on building materials. As a result the company became of of the world's largest producers of bricks. The number of production facilities rose from 11 to 230 plants in 30 countries.