A Saxon company with 155 years of tradition.

Who are we?

We are a medium-sized producer of building protection and road construction products that are sold internationally. In Germany, we supply the building materials trade and roofing wholesalers with "BORNIT®" brand waterproofing products. With our brand quality, we are also a reliable partner for a large number of national and international private label customers.

Originating from the "Zwickauer Dachpappen- und Asphaltfabrik" (founded in 1868 by Alwin Aschenborn), we have developed over 5 family generations into a modern industrial company.
In 1972, the private company was nationalised in the former GDR and renamed "VEB Bitumen-Chemie Zwickau". We were then one of the first East German companies, after the political change in 1990, to be reprivatised and to dare a new start in the reunified Germany.

Through a strong team spirit, trust in the location and extensive investments in production facilities, logistics, sales structures and employees, we developed into a modern manufacturer of construction chemicals products and have been a member of the VCI industry association "Deutsche Bauchemie e.V." Deutsche Bauchemie (www.deutsche-bauchemie.com ) for many years.

Who are we?
Production, logistics and administration
area in Zwickau (Saxony)

What do we want?

What do we want?

The most important goals are to be a reliable partner for our domestic and foreign customers and to maintain and constantly improve the high level of product quality and customer service in the long term. Our favourable geographical location - in the middle of Europe - enables us to be close to our customers with short delivery times and competent on-site advice.

We develop construction chemical products and systems for building construction, civil engineering and road construction. Together with our sales partners, we want to achieve a nationwide presence for the BORNIT® brand and use and constantly expand our extensive expertise for innovative application solutions and new product developments. The Group's participation in Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft Basalt AG (www.basalt.de/en ), one of the German market leaders in natural stone quarrying and asphalt production, gives us stability in the financial and organisational areas and ensures a high level of expertise in the bitumen sector.

BORNIT® has succeeded in securing the long-term profitability of the company and stable jobs through a family-like working atmosphere and fair dealings with employees and also all business partners.

Our goals and the corporate culture are increasingly oriented towards resource conservation and sustainability.

How do we - want to provide our service?

Thanks to our cooperation with many locations of the German building materials and roofing wholesalers, we are able to supply our professional as well as private users nationwide with quality building chemical products within short delivery times. Our field staff and also application technicians are available to our customers for competent advice - if necessary also on site. Through reliable logistics partners, we optimise delivery services and enable short reaction times for our processors.

We are constantly striving to offer the market a comprehensive BORNIT® professional product range, which contains innovative solutions for many construction challenges in the protection and repair of foundations and roofs as well as for the new construction and maintenance of traffic areas.

How do we - want to provide our service?

With what do we want to - perform our service?

Through our decades of experience, we have acquired a high level of competence in the development, production and marketing of construction chemical products, especially in various bitumen technologies. Through continuous investments in new production facilities, storage capacities and modern marketing, but also in the digitalisation of all business processes and electronic article data, we can quickly adapt to changing market situations. Thanks to many years of reliability, we have built up close contact with our customers.
We - the BORNIT® team - strive every day to maintain this in the future.

Womit wollen wir unsere Leistung erbringen?
Proven professional bitumen products for safe waterproofing of roofs, walls and roads