The SOPREMA GROUP: A history of success

Soprema is confident of its future and proud of its past. The Soprema group was founded in 1908 and has remained independent to this day, continuing to grow without sacrificing its personal touch; a vital requirement for maintaining flexibility and creativity. The founder of the Soprema group, Mr Charles Geisen was also the inventor of the Mammoth Membrane, the forerunner of BS747 felts, which paved the way for modern waterproofing membranes. His son, Pierre Geisen, a world expert in roofing technology, invented metal faced membranes in 1933. The current Soprema group chairman, Mr Pierre Etienne Bindschedler, is the third generation of the founding family. Under his guidance, Soprema has established itself as a world leader in the development and manufacture of waterproofing products, roof lights, smoke extractors and roofing ancillaries.



Soprema Ireland is a part of the Soprema Business Unit Northern Europe, with headoffice in Grobbendonk, Belgium. 

The respective branches provide the local client base with technical assistance and guidance in the choice of the best solutions to meet their needs. The local Soprema offices can rely on the experience and knowhow the whole Soprema group.




Soprema's quality has been known and respected around the world for over 100 years. Our products meet the waterproofing challenges of the building envelope. With our team of experienced manufacturer's representatives and trained technical staff, Soprema maintains its strong relationship with both design professionals: architects and consultants, and contractors while providing the owner with peace of mind knowing they have chosen a quality waterproofing solution.

SOPREMA in Ireland

Soprema has enjoyed a long history as a supplier to the Irish market through the distribution model, however in 2009 Soprema incorporated a wholly owned and operated subsidiary Soprema Ireland Ltd with directly employed local staff and distribution centre. Soprema Ireland has gone from strength to strength over the past years and now holds its place as one of the industry leaders in Ireland.

Through continued investment and the utilisation of Soprema Group's extensive global knowledge and experience, Soprema is confident of continued success in Ireland.