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Company history

Uretek was introduced into the UK in the late 1980's, the business now serves all of the United Kingdom and we direct operations in the Republic of Ireland.

The Uretek Group has its roots in Tampere, Finland and has licensed contractors and contracting subsidiaries operating throughout the world, the company headquarters is still based in Finland.  

Early geo-polymer innovations for stabilising foundations and ground improvement were made by us during 1980s and 1990s, the company continues to invest in new technology and is a global leader in the use of geo-polymers in ground engineering solutions.

Today the company operates a network of licensed contractors in over 50 countries and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Europe. More than 200,000 ground engineering projects have been successfully completed using Uretek proprietary technology.

Key milestones


1983 – Introduction of the first Uretek geo-polymer solution and first projects completed in Finland

1988 – First projects completed in Sweden

1989 – First projects completed in UK, Norway, USA

1990 – First projects completed in Italy, Belgium, Germany

1992 – First projects completed in the Netherlands, Hungary, Canada

1994 – First projects completed in Australia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland

1996 – Introduction of Ground Improvement Solutions

1997 – First projects completed in France, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Spain

1998 – First projects completed in Asia

2004 – Introduction of Void Filling Solutions

2006 – Introduction of Structural Support Solutions

2009 – 100 000 projects landmark

2012 – First projects in Ukraine

2013 – First projects in Russia

2014 – Qingdao Uretek Engineering Co. Ltd, China is established

2015 – Presence in Belarus, Saudi Arabia and the Baltic States