AURO Environmental Declaration 2014 - page 5

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History of the company
in the course of time
History of the commercial property
End of 19
th
cent. Candle manufacturer „Chemische Fabrik
Eisenbüttel“, as from 1925 Canning fac-
tory „Reichelt & Heinemeier“.
1957
Extensive reconstruction work by
„Reichelt & Heinemeier“.
1971
Acquisition of the area by the beverages
company „Wolters Getränke-GmbH”.
History of the company location
End of 1983
AURO leases the area:
1984
After extensive reconstruction and reno-
vation work, the manufacture of the com-
plete assortment starts.
1985
AURO acquires the area and the buildings
1992
A new warehouse, bordering on the area,
is entered into service.
1994
AURO is the first natural paint producer
to publish an environmental report fol-
lowing the EU norm.
1996
Acquisition of another area and ware-
house on a neighbouring property.
1996
Initial startup of a facility for the use of
rainwater as process and cooling water.
1996
Neutral ranking lists AURO as no. 1 in
the industry for the best environmental
report.
1997 – 2001
Research project „Consistently natural
paints without solvents“.
1999
Environmental award of the international
environmental foundation „Friends oft the
Earth“.
2000
Market launch of the solvent-free product
range „lacquers and stains“.
2002
AURO presentation at the „Day of the En-
vironment” at Bellevue Castle, at the invi-
tation of the Federal President of Germany.
2005
First operation of a 30 m
2
photovoltaic
system for electricity generation.
2005
First operation of a new condensing boiler
2005
First operation of a 21 m
2
solar thermal
plant for heat production.
2006
Aqua Woodstain no. 160 is nominated
“test winner” in Germany’s best known
consumer magazine “test” (issued by the
Warentest Foundation; no. 5/2006). Tes-
ted were 22 Woodstains for exterior use.
2007
Installation of a new caloric value steam
generator.
2007 – to date Annual certification of CO
2
neutrality.
2008
Market launch of the new high-grade lime
product range.
2009
A new office building is built and inte-
grated into the existing structure.
2009
Full thermal insulation for the old office
building.
2010
Insulation glazing for the staffroom
(winter garden).
2011
Market launch of the Sol range of
emission-free wall paints and plasters.
2012
Oils and fats from controlled biological
cultivation (kbA) are used in various AURO
products, certified by ECOCERT and ap-
proved by organisations like IMO or
Grünstempel (Green Stamp).
2012
A variety of AURO cleaning and care
products get certified by ECOCERT.
2013
AURO is the first paint manufacturer to
offer future-oriented products from each
field of application that match the strict
citeria of the AgBB evaluation scheme
and are certified by the DIBt.
„One should not want to foresee
the future but make it possible.“
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
AURO Shop & Showroom
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