In 1997, Kebony was created in Oslo, Norway with the intent of redefining the treated-timber industry. The new company began testing the technology, and by 2003, it was validated and a pilot production facility opened in Norway.
Kebony has since expanded its horizons to full scale manufacturing plants and international distribution agreements with subsidiaries in France, Germany, The United Kingdom, The United States, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and Belgium. As the demand for Kebony products worldwide increased exponentially, factories expanded and new ones were built to increase supply.
Various projects throughout the United States began to take flight in 2009 as the Kebony name received exposure. Some examples of larger scale projects include the installations at Hunters Point in Queens, New York and 303 Second Street in San Francisco, California. In 2016, Kebony installed the largest decking and cladding projects to date- The Wharf in Washington, D.C. and The Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle, Washington.
Today, Kebony is thriving internationally as customers around the world choose the route of sustainability for their wood design projects. The modern, minimalist aesthetic of the products is admired and Kebony’s durability promises installations that stand the test of time.
From its production facilities located in Skien, Norway and Flanders, Belgium, Kebony redefines standards in the timber industry and new possibilities for wood as a sustainable construction material. Kebony has sales and distribution across Europe spanning into North America and the rest of the world.
The patent is purchased and Kebony is formed. Research and development begins.
A pilot production facility is built in Norway and the modification process is proven.
First plant is built and full scale manufacturing starts.
Kebony expands internationally to France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Kebony receives international media attention after being used for the eye-catching KREOD pavilion at the 2012 Olympic games in London.
Kebony expands to Denmark and Sweden.
Kebony expands to the USA/Canada with sales in 22 other countries.
Kebony adds on to the Norway factory to meet demand. Construction starts on a new factory in Belgium.
A new state-of-the-art factory in Belgium opens. Kebony is used in several notable projects in the USA and Canada, including Hunter’s Point South, The Wharf DC, and the Edmonton Funicular.
Kebony wins multiple awards – including 4 Architizer A+ Awards – and is featured in Dwell, Architectural Record, Canadian Architect, Dezeen, Professional Builder, and other magazines & publications.
The company has received numerous awards and accolades for its environmentally friendly technology and innovation, including being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, repeated recognition as a Global Cleantech 100 company, and a 2019 Building, Design + Construction Top 101 Products Reader’s Choice Winner.