A GLOBAL PLAYER
A French company conquering the world
"Intensify our international development" has always been a powerful mantra within the company. In just a few decades, our global ambition has clearly become a reality. From the late sixties, Onduline's solutions were deployed throughout Europe before setting out to conquer the different continents. Today, Onduline is recognised as a world leader in lightweight roofing based on recycled cellulose fibres impregnated with bitumen, using a patented manufacturing process. The company exports its know-how to over 100 countries around the world and generates almost 90% of its turnover abroad.
Solid assets for export
Lightweight, quick to install and affordable, the materials developed by Onduline also have the advantage of adapting easily to all kinds of climate. Assets that quickly proved valuable for export. Optimised transport costs, well-managed environmental impact, attractive and affordable products, roofing materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions... our patented solutions based on composite material have quickly earned the trust of a wide portfolio of customers on five continents.
A decidedly decentralised corporate culture
Our global development is first and foremost the result of the entrepreneurial endeavours of men and women committed to their customers. Very early on, we wanted our different subsidiaries around the world to be built on the model of human-scale SMEs, with a strong local culture. We chose a decentralised organisational structure for each of these entities, with locally recruited teams. A strategic choice that allows us to have excellent expertise in the markets in which we operate, as well as more efficient, more agile and more people-focused management.
Team spirit has always been deeply embedded in our DNA. While it is, of course, alive and well within each of our subsidiaries, it is equally so among the various teams scattered across all the continents who work together every day towards Onduline's global development. But this team spirit does not stop at the company's gates. We are committed to cultivating the same mindset with the local companies that install our solutions. We look upon them as active partners of the Onduline "family" and we are happy to share our know-how with them via regular training in proper installation techniques. An external collaboration and a team spirit throughout the value chain, essential for providing our customers with a top quality service.
High quality standards across the globe
To offer solutions as close as possible to our end users' needs, our production sites are located all over the world and meet very strict quality standards. Committed to the continuous improvement of our processes and products, we roll out our best practices across all of our sites. We put our systems and materials through rigorous tests and improve our formulations to guarantee high-quality production.
Our factories also comply with strict industry regulations in terms of production, safety and protecting the environment. Accordingly, they have ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification (our factories in Poland, Turkey and Malaysia are currently being certified). Meanwhile, all our production sites have initiated steps to obtain ISO 45001 (health and safety) and ISO 50001 (energy) certifications.