About fermacell

Trend-setting dry lining solutions


James Hardie Europe GmbH (former Fermacell GmbH) produces and distributes high-quality building materials for the dry lining boards market. In Germany fermacell is the market leader with gypsum fibreboards. With a sturdy brand awareness of 97 percent fermacell is virtually a synonym for gypsum fibre boards and cementitious boards.

For more than 40 years fermacell offers construction materials for dry construction. fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards were first introduced on the German market in 1971. Until 2002 production and distribution of fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards were one of the business units of the Fels Group. After the take-over by the Xella Group the brand fermacell first belonged to the business unit Xella Dry Lining Systems GmbH. In 2009 the product name was supplemented by the company name: Fermacell GmbH. This uniform product and company name support further international and worldwide expansion of the company. Since april 2018 Fermacell GmbH (now James Hardie Europe GmbH) is part of the James Hardie Group.


The main business segments of Fermacell GmbH are the fermacell gypsum fibre range for dry lining and interior work of walls, ceilings and floorings as well as fermacell Powerpanel for wet rooms and semi-exposed external wall areas. The fire-protection boards of fermacell AESTUVER complete the range.

The fermacell gypsum fibre range is suitable for use in new construction as well as renovation. Wall and flooring elements offer professionals as well as do-it-yourselfers economic solutions for all areas of dry interior work. The gypsum fibreboards are made up of gypsum and cellulose paper fibres, which are mixed with water and pressed into stable boards, then dried and cut to size. The ecological product composition is a strong trend today – the boards are biologically tested.

The product range is complemented with a cement-bonded, fibreglass-reinforced building board: fermacell Powerpanel. fermacell Powerpanel HD is a special external wall board. Their prominent qualities are the strong and durable weather pro- tection beside the static effectiveness. fermacell Powerpanel H2O and fermacell Powerpanel TE offer solutions for wet rooms and areas of high humidity. fermacell Powerpanel H2O can also be used as cladding for external walls ventilated at rear as soon as fermacell receives admission from the building inspection. While the fermacell Powerpanel H2O is used for applications on walls and ceilings, fermacell Powerpanel TE is used on floors.

fermacell Gypsum Fibreboards and accessories are marketed worldwide. The head office of Fermacell GmbH is located in Germany, Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. In Germany the product range is manufactured in a factory in Lower Saxony as well as in a factory in Baden-Wuerttemberg. International production locations are in the Dutch town of Wijchen as well as in the Spanish town of Orejo. The organisation in Germany has four sales offices. Also, there are nine sales and marketing offices across Europe and one additional office in Dubai. Trading partners all over the world are bringing fermacell products to international markets. Our central fermacell export centre is in charge of developing and opening up new markets as well as taking care of all trading partners.