Eternit. A Traditional Austrian Operation
and Innovative Market Leader

As a traditional Austrian operation, Eternit Österreich GmbH located in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria, is the market leader for all products for roofs and facades. A multitude of complete solutions using top-of-the-line innovative products at international top quality ensures aesthetically pleasing premium solutions and ideal security for decades. In its factories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, Eternit also manufactures furniture, accessories and plant pots for gardens and interiors with a high claim on design in addition to products for roofs and facades made of the natural material, fiber cement.

The Dach und Wand Handels GmbH and die Hatschek Betondachstein GmbH are subsidiaries of Eternit Österreich GmbH. Auria Deutschland GmbH (now: Swisspearl Deutschland GmbH) located in Munich-Unterföhring, Germany, was founded in March 2014. It markets products from Eternit Österreich GmbH using the Swisspearl brand name on the German market. Since 2016, Eternit Österreich GmbH has been a subsidiary of the global Swisspearl Group AG, Europe's primary supplier of high-quality fiber cement. Established more than 120 years ago in Vöcklabruck, Austria, Eternit quickly became a successful building material. What started with the roofs of signalmen's houses, has achieved historical significance that is still manifested today in uncountable buildings throughout Europe. The pioneer spirit of the company's founder continues to live in the company. True to the visionary quality and company philosophy of Ludwig Hatschek, Eternit continues to develop innovative materials and solutions, to extend its exceptional group of services and to constantly open new markets.


Managing DirectorMMag. Peter Rungger

  • Born in Wels, Austria, in 1976
  • Studied social and business economics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, completed in 2000
  • From 2001 to 2008, worked in the Corporate Finance department of Miba AG, Laakirchen, reaching the title of Corporate Finance Manager
  • Began working for Eternit Werke Ludwig Hatschek AG as an assistant to the board in March 2008, becoming the Manager of the Finance, Controlling and IT departments in 2009
  • Since July 1, 2010 member of the board of Eternit Österreich GmbH, responsible for the Finance and Administration departments
  • On May 24, 2016 became Managing Director of Eternit Österreich GmbH

Managing Director
Robert G. Pramendorfer, MSc., MBA 

  • Born in Vöcklabruck, Austria, in 1966
  • Attended HTL Fachschule für Maschinenbau and HAK College in Vöcklabruck
  • Studied business economics in Linz and business management in Krems, Austria
  • Employed in Eternit-Werke Ludwig Hatschek AG's Sales department from 1987 to 1994, earning the position of Manager of Product Management and Sales & Logistics
  • From 1994 to 2004 employed in the International Marketing and Organizational departments at KTM
  • Sportmotorcycle AG, earning the position of Manager of International Organization
  • From 2004 to 2005 Managing Director of Aebi-Rasant GmbH (custom vehicles) in Schwanberg (Styria)
  • In August 2005 returned to Eternit-Werke Ludwig Hatschek AG and became responsible for the distribution and foreign company shares
  • Since December 14, 2012 a member of the board of Eternit Österreich GmbH
  • On May 24, 2016 became Managing Director of Eternit Österreich GmbH

Managing DirectorRoger Probst 

  • Born 1965 in Näfels (Canton of Glarus), Switzerland
  • Degree in business administration (SIB, Schweizer Betriebsökonomie Schule, Zurich), concluded in 1990
  • Degree in sales management (KMZ, Kader- und Managementzentrum, Rapperswil), concluded in 1998
  • Post-graduate study at the St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences (CAS General Management, CAS Leadership, EMBA seminar focusing on entrepreneurship), concluded in 2012
  • 1981 to 2012: Employed at Eternit (Schweiz) AG, including
  • 1996 to 2008: Regional Sales Manager; 2008 to 2012: Sales Manager
  • 2013 to mid-2016: General Manager at Baumit Schweiz AG
  • October 2016 to present: General Manager of Eternit Österreich GmbH and Swisspearl Deutschland GmbH

Supervisory Committee

  • DI (FH) Bernhard Alpstaeg, Niederurnen, Switzerland (Chairman)
  • Harry Bosshardt, Zurich, Switzerland (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. Raimund Cancola, Vienna, Austria
  • Rudolf Kroiß, Ottnang am Hausruck, Austria*
  • Roland Schwameder, Vöcklabruck, Austria*

* dispatched member in accordance with § 110 of the Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (labor constitution act)


The Leader in High-quality Fiber Cement

Swisspearl Group AG and their subsidiaries Eternit (Switzerland) AG, Eternit-Werke Ludwig Hatschek GmbH, ESAL d.o.o., FibreCem Deutschland GmbH and Promat AG is counted among the leading manufacturers of fiber cement in Europe.

The innovative products and services of the Swisspearl Group create sustainable, aesthetic living spaces around the world. As an industry leader in innovation and technology, the company is the ideal partner for roofing, facade, garden, interior, accessories, solar and fire prevention systems. The business with roof and facade products rounds out the group's portfolio of services.

Sustainable thinking and business with an obligation to the environment and a corporate culture that believes mutual respect and high appreciation of customers their most important consideration form the basis for the successful future of Swisspearl Group AG.