Sto History

Sto is a global business that was founded and led by members of the German Stotmeister family. Starting in 1936 with a lime plant in Klengen, they pioneered the introduction of high-quality synthetic resin wall coatings in the European market.


Now, more than 80 years later, Sto is active in over 90 countries with over 5000 staff and we continue to innovate through technological leadership in all of our core markets, with heavy investment in Research & Development.


Sto started operations in Southeast Asia region in 2001, following the acquisition of Dyckerhoff. and as part of the Sto Group, our extensive product range is backed by comprehensive technical, design and consultancy support, enabling us to deliver advanced solutions to meet different types of design specifications.


Below we have listed some milestones on the way to an international company with sales worldwide.


Company Milestone

1936

1936

Wilhelm Stotmeister acquires the lime and cement works in Weizen.


1955

Fritz Stotmeister establishes Ispo-Putz KG


1961

First branch opens in Markgröningen

1962

1962

The Sto brand is born: founding of Stotmeister & Co. Farben- und Baustoff-KG

1966

The first external wall insulation system of Sto was out on the market

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1970

Beginning of the export business


1972

First subsidiary in Switzerland


1979

Founding of Sto Corp. in the US; 1979, subsidiaries in France, Austria, Scandinavia follows

1988

1988

Sto GmbH becomes Sto AG


1992

Founding of StoVerotec GmbH


1996

Founding of StoCretec GmbH

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1997

Completion of the new communications building


1999

DIN EN ISO 14001 Certification obtain at the Stühlingen office

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2000

Founded the first subsidiary in Asia


2001
Foray into Singapore and Malaysia market following the acquisition of ispo GmbH from Dyckerhoff AG.

2002

Merger of Sto and ispo

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2003

Completion of Sto Production plant in Weizen

2005

StoVerotec acquires the natural stone works HEMM.STONE


2006

Completion of Sto Service Factory: state-of-the-art installation engineering throughout Europe

2008

2008

Construction of additional production facilities in the USA and Austria

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2010

Sto Group commences insulant production 2010 at the Lauingen plant

2014

2014

Change of legal form from Sto AG to Sto SE & Co. KGaA


Founding of the subsidiary in Mexico


Takeover of Argamont Argamont in Brazil


Completion of the extension/renovation of the Logistics Centre in Weizen

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2015

Founding of the subsidiary in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


2016

Majority interest in Ströher GmbH?


Takeover of Hesselberg Bygg AS, Norway?

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2017

Acquisition of interest in JONAS Farbenwerke GmbH & Co. KG


2018

Sto SEA Sdn Bhd obtains ISO 9001:2015 certification.


Contact Sto SEA (Southeast Asia)

Please contact us if you have any questions or enquiries about Sto products, systems and services.


Singapore

Tel : +65 6453 3080

info.sg@sto.com


Malaysia

Tel : +60 3 6156 6133

info.sg@sto.com