Why Did Knauf AMF Become Knauf Ceiling Solutions?
At the start of this year, Knauf AMF brought together “two of the world’s most recognised ceiling manufacturers in one market-leading brand”: Knauf Ceiling Solutions. But why? And what does it mean for you?
Knauf AMF is now Knauf Ceiling Solutions
You could say this has been a change that’s been decades in the making. AMF’s original incarnation, AMF-Mineralplatten GmbH, was founded in 1970. In 1995, Knauf Management Group took over 50% of the shares in AMF, and took the rest in 2002, leading to the creation of Knauf AMF.
Now, a newly “harmonised product portfolio” has coincided with a newly harmonised company name: Knauf Ceiling Solutions. Despite this, the tiles retain the AMF name.
That’s the history brought up to date. But how does it affect the ceiling tiles you’ve been ordering for years?
Which AMF ceiling tiles are changing?
The range remained almost untouched, but in Jan 2021 a few product descriptions were slightly changed. These were:
• AMF THERMATEX Fine Fresko
• AMF ECOMIN Planet
• AMF ECOMIN Orbit Micro
• AMF THERMATEX Fine Stratos Microperforated
Edge detail options also changed, switching a code for something more descriptive. Below, you’ll find the old version and the new equivalent:
Old edge detail indicator:
New edge detail description
- So the old AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos VT 24 is now AMF THERMATEX Fine Stratos Microlook
- The old AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos SK is now AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos Square Edge
- The AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos VT24-1200mm-x-600mm is now AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos Tegular-1200mm-x-600mm
- The AMF Econim Planet Ceiling Tile SK is now the AMF Econim Planet Ceiling Tile Square Edge
You get the picture. To find the right Knauf Ceiling Solutions ceiling tiles for you, search for the board by range name (Planet, Fine Stratos etc). And if you can’t find your favourite AMF tiles, just get in touch.