Man with safety helmet touching bare brick wall from wienerberger company


The success story of Wienerberger, which began in 1819, is attributed to brick as a product.

Today, the company stands for more than just brick: Wienerberger is an international listed company, whose competence is, in addition to the business unit Clay Building Materials Europe (CBME), complemented by its subsidiaries Semmelrock, Steinzeug-Keramo and Pipelife.

Who we are

Wienerberger AG is a global provider of building materials and infrastructure solutions located at the Wienerberg in Vienna, Austria, hence the company name. Wienerberger is the only multi-national and world’s largest producer of clay blocks for walls, but also producer of bricks for facades and clay roofs tiles, of plastic and ceramic pipe systems as well as concrete and clay pavers with leading market positions. Founded in 1819, Wienerberger can look back on nearly 200 years of successful business.
Clay Building Materials Europe – A unit of the Wienerberger AG
The production, supply and distribution of building materials made of clay are the core business of the Clay Building Materials Europe business unit. Here, too, the focus is on the entire building made of bricks and tiles – from the roof to garden landscaping – and not on the individual product. The headquarters of the Clay Building Materials Europe business unit is located at the Wienerberg in Vienna, Austria, hence the company name. The business unit as well as Wienerberger AG are both headquartered at this location.
Our mission
Our business activities focus on the development, manufacturing and distribution of clay building materials. Our mission is to continue working as the preferred solutions provider of building materials in Europe on the basis of the enduring quality, energy efficiency and natural beauty of our products.
Another objective we pursue is to supply our customers with excellent services along their common path with Wienerberger. We aim to provide outstanding sales and delivery services.
Our vision
We improve people’s quality of life by providing high-value solutions when it comes to constructing or renovating a building. We support processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's lifecycle from the choice of location to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.  We supply sustainable building materials and infrastructure solutions for a better quality of life.

Product groups and market positions

Wienerberger is the worlds largest producer of clay blocks and number one in facing bricks as well as the market leader for clay roof tiles in Europe.
  • Clay blocks: No. 1 worldwide
  • Facing bricks: No. 1 in Europe
  • Clay roof tiles: No. 1 in Europe
Clay Building Materials Europe is represented in 33 countries and operates 139 plants in Europe and India for the production of clay blocks, lintels, wall beams (67 plants), facing bricks and pavers (40 plants) as well as roof tiles (32 plants). In total, the unit employs over 10,572 people worldwide.
As a leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations our strategic planning is based on market and customer orientation with a focus on organic growth through innovative value-added products. We develop products and system solutions for energy-efficient, healthy, affordable, and durable buildings.

CBME Management

Our Management

CBME CEO Christof Domenig

Christof Domenig

CEO Clay Building Materials Europe

    Born: 08.05.1965, married
    One son, one daughter
    Degree in Business Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business
    - 1991: Ernst & Young, Austria
    From 1996 until today at Wienerberger:
    - Controller at Wienerberger AG, Austria + Netherlands;
    - CFO/CEO of Wienerberger in France;
    - Clustermanager Wienerberger (France, Spain, Northern Africa);
    - Executive Managing Director South and West Europe;
    - COO Clay Building Materials Europe;

    - Since 2014: CEO Clay Building Materials Europe 
CBME CFO  Solveig Menard-Galli

Solveig Menard-Galli

CFO Clay Building Materials Europe

    Born: 06.12.1969, married
    Degree in Business Economics from University of Klagenfurt
    1998-2008 several Finance position at Pago Fruitjuices International (Klagenfurt), last CFO;
    2008-2011 Business Control Manager at Heineken International, Amsterdam
    2011-2015 CFO, Heineken Netherlands, Zoeterwoude
    2015-2016 CFO, L’Oréal Austria, Vienna
    Since 2016/03: CFO Clay Building Material Europe
CCO Clay Building Materials Europe, Art Jan Van Der Meijden

Aart Jan Van Der Meijden

CCO Clay Building Materials Europe

    Born: 17.04.1970, married, 1 son, 1 daughter
    Degree in Industrial Engineering from Fontys University, Eindhoven,
    Degree in Marketing from Dutch Institute for Marketing, Amsterdam.
    - 1993-1998 Philips Electronics N.V. several sales functions.
    - 1998-2015 active in several commercial functions at Trespa International B.V
    - 1998-2002 Product manager
    - 2002-2004 Country manager
    - 2004-2009 Marketing director
    - 2010-2015 CCO
    - 2016 until today at Wienerberger:
    - Commercial Director at Wienerberger NL

    Since 2017/09: CCO Clay Building Materials Europe
COO Clay Building Materials Europe, Region West, Johan Van Der Biest

Johan Van Der Biest

COO Clay Building Materials Europe, Region West

    Born : 15.06.1963, married
    2 sons, 2 daughters
    Master in Geology/Mineralogy, University of Louvain(B)
    Career :
    1986 : R&D Koramic
    1990 : Managing Director Wienerberger Keramo
    1998 until today at Wienerberger :
    Technical Director, Kortrijk
    CEO Wienerberger Belgium
    Since 2017/09: COO Clay Building Materials Europe, Region West
CBME CFO Gerhard Hanke

Gerhard Hanke

COO Region East Clay Building Materials Europe

    Born: 04.02.1971, married

    Degree in Business Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    - 1998: Price Waterhouse Coopers, Vienna
    From 2000 until today at Wienerberger:
    - Corporate Finance at Wienerberger AG
    - Controller at Wienerberger Netherlands
    - CFO of Wienerberger Netherlands
    - Head of Corporate Controlling at Wienerberger AG
    - CFO Clay Building Materials Europe
    - Since 2015/10: COO Region East Clay Building Materials Europe
CBME CTO Johannes Rath

Johannes Rath

CTO Clay Building Materials Europe

    Born: 24.07.1973, married, one son
    Degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology Graz
    From 2003 until today at Wienerberger:
    - Different postions at the Corporate engineering at Wienerberger AG;
    - Production Director Porotherm plants at Wienerberger in France;
    - Head of Engineering & Technical Support at Wienerberger AG, CBME;

    - Since 2017: CTO Clay Building Materials Europe 
CBME HR Business Partner Wolfgang Weiss

Wolfgang Weiss

HR Business Partner Clay Building Materials Europe

    Degree in law from the University of Vienna
    1989-1991 Product Management and Marketing
    1998-2006 Human Resources Management in different companies
    2006 until today at Wienerberger:
    - 2006-2009 several HR positions in Corporate HR
    - Since 02/2009 Head of Corporate Human Resources

Corporate culture

What we strive for…
We supply outstanding sustainable building material solutions for a better quality of life.

What we work for…
We develop energy-efficient, resource-efficient and sustainable building material solutions that set new standards. We are committed to a process of continuous improvement and technological leadership in order to create the highest added value for our customers.

What we stand for…
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Customer orientation
  • Passion
  • Expertise
  • Integrity and respect
  • Quality
  • Responsibility

Be part of Wienerberger

Our employees are one of our key success factors. With their qualifications, commitment and motivation, they define the future viability and competitive ability of the Wienerberger Group. We are looking for men and women with strong personal commitment and a passion for their work who can think and act as entrepreneurs.
We expect our employees to be solution-oriented and have a high sense of personal responsibility. In exchange, we offer fair and motivating compensation, attractive incentives, lean hierarchies and an opportunity to actively participate in the development of the company – in other words, conditions that provide an optimal setting for top professional performance and personal development.

Grow with Wienerberger

We offer our employees a wide range of internal and external education and training opportunities such as product presentations, project management workshops or presentation technique seminars.
Wienerberger‘s Ready4Excellence Program for future talents provides an opportunity for personal development and cross-border information exchange in an international environment.
We have also established a permanent teaching facility for various technical fields in the ceramics business with the Wienerberger Engineering Academy. It offers special modules and programs on subjects that cover plant and process optimization as well as energy and cost efficiency.
If you are insterested in growing with us watch our vacancies.

Where we operate

Wienerberger Clay Building Materials is based in Vienna, Austria – at the Wienerberger AG Headquarters. 
Wienerberger AG
Clay Building Materials Europe 
Wienerbergstraße 11, 1100 Vienna, Austria

phone: 01 / 60 192 - 0
e-mail: marketing (at)
We are currently present in 31 countries in Europe as well as in China, India and the USA. Wienerberger fully consolidated the Eastern roofing business as of July 1st, 2014 and further holds Wienerberger 50% of Schlagmann Poroton. Schlagmann Poroton, which is headquatered in Zeilarn (DE), operates 5 production sites in Bavaria, Germany.
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA
Looking for a specific address or Wienerberger CBME country website?

This map shows our head office and operating companies with contact data.

Here is a list of CBME websites.


Social Media Channels worldwide

For a better overview, we have summarized our Wienerberger Social Media presences.
For easy access to this information, our Wienerberger country websites also feature respective icons providing direct links to these channels.

Wienerberger websites

Wienerberger websites
For Wienerberger and the Clay Building Materials Europe business unit Social Media and our websites are important communication channels for sharing information or updates, showing reference projects or simply stay in touch with our customers. Take your time to explore our online presence!
Here is an overview of our key channels of information. Take your time to explore our online presence!

architectum magazine & digital platform
architectum is our communication channel for our most outstanding brick reference projects, which is dedicated to architects, planners as well as people with an interest in architecture. Enjoy reading the magazine or discover the online platform to be inspired!
Wienerberger AG / Corporate website
Detailed information on Wienerberger AG with a focus on investor relations, human resources, other divisions etc. is available at

Wienerberger Clay Building Materials / International websites
For country-specific information please visit the respective website – here is a list of country sites

Schlagmann Poroton GmbH & Co. KG
Information on Schlagmann Poroton is available at