Since our founding as a family company in 1927, the NBK Architectural Terracotta name has been synonymous with Façade innovation and collaboration within the architectural community. Throughout our history, NBK’s philosophy has remained the same – our motto “progress through diversity”. Outstanding architecture thrives on creativity, pushing boundaries and having the courage to implement new concepts in design. In 2007, NBK joined the Hunter Douglas Group. This exciting new partnership has enabled us to invest in new international facilities and support architects on a global scale.
The key to our success is our passion and dedication to research and development. This has made NBK the leading supplier of terracotta facades. Our strength is to develop innovative, high performance terracotta facades. In our research and development laboratories, we constantly experiment and test new materials, firing techniques and production processes. In this way, we can ensure that our products meet all design and quality requirements. NBK Architectural Terracotta works with architects to bring their projects to the forefront of sustainable building. Awards such as the German Façade Award confirm the performance, innovation and dedication with which NBK contributes to taking contemporary architecture to new dimensions.
At NBK, innovation is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our sustainable success is due to the talented employees who develop and market our innovative products and services. From engineers and designers to materials experts and marketing professionals, our employees share a commitment to delivering world-class solutions. We are grateful for a longstanding corporate culture that attracts talented, dedicated and entrepreneurial people. Only in this way can they develop their skills in our company. Our employees are flexible, proactive and open-minded. They think practically and realistically and know their job down to the last detail. They are eager to learn and work hard to get things done. They are particularly concerned about the relationship with our customers. The character and creativity of the more than 150 employees worldwide have made us the dynamic company we are today. Cooperation is at the heart of our corporate philosophy.
High quality, durability, performance and design versatility are just some of the characteristics that have made NBK terracotta the material of choice for architects around the world. Ceramic facades with environmentally friendly and energy-efficient properties are still in demand. The TERRART® system from NBK with its patented substructure TERRART®-FLEX is appreciated by renowned architects. The innovative quality system TERRART® is the ideal product for the renovation and restoration of old building facades as well as for the construction of new buildings. Traditional knowledge, which has been passed on and refined over decades, and ultra-modern production techniques have resulted in the facade system of NBK. All products of NBK Architectural Terracotta offer uncompromising quality, design, performance and durability.
Throughout the history of the company, the philosophy of NBK has remained the same. Our motto is " Progress through diversity". The key to our success is our passion and dedication to research and development. This has made NBK the leading supplier of terracotta facades in today's market. Cooperation is at the heart of our corporate philosophy. We are grateful for a longstanding corporate culture that attracts and retains talented, dedicated and entrepreneurial employees and offers them challenging development opportunities.
From its headquarters in Emmerich on the Lower Rhine, NBK Architectural Terracotta runs an international operation with representatives and branches in many different countries around the world. As a member of the Hunter Douglas Group, we have free and full access to the sales and distribution structures of this global player, providing us with direct networking and great closeness to our markets and, therefore, to our customers worldwide. Our own branch in Portugal also delivers direct access to important shipping routes and thus to sales regions overseas. With our newly opened production plant near Shanghai, we now also have a presence in the Asian market that will provide us with the means to selectively and carefully exploit the potential of this region.
Portugal – production site in Figueira da Foz near Lisboa.