A History of Innovation
PolyVision understands that the most effective solutions require the skill, dedication, ideas and agility of passionate people. Since 1954, we have put those qualities to work, producing the world’s most durable CeramicSteel surfaces. From the time-tested chalkboards of early classrooms to landmark wall panels and infrastructure, our products span more than two billion square feet of business, education and public spaces globally.
As a Steelcase® company, we partner with world-class visionaries, researchers and designers to provide the best solutions for enhancing and protecting structures, people and the environment. To that we mold the industry demand for aesthetic surfaces, creating a “super surface” that’s even smarter than it looks.
World-class manufacturing and service
PolyVision’s Genk, Belgium and Okmulgee, Oklahoma manufacturing facilities are deeply rooted in the development and production of our revolutionary e3 CeramicSteel surface, the core of our product portfolio. ISO 9001 certified in both locations, our production processes are streamlined globally for the highest level of quality, customer service and competitive value.
PolyVision provides exceptional customer service around the world. Complete and dedicated support accompanies every coil, cut sheet or panel. We also support our customers with the knowledge to incorporate our CeramicSteel into finished goods and projects. We provide short lead times, monitor orders, freight, cost and product availability, and offer a level of commitment and service agility that is unmatched.
First light-gauge porcelain-on-steel surfaces produced and sold for writing surface and architectural applications
Genk, Belgium, facility established
Expansion yields new manufacturing facility in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Production of the world's first 5' width continuous coil line
4’ coil line installed in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Proprietary screenprinting on porcelain process introduced to the writing surface and architectural markets
Global launch of P3 CeramicSteel® surface.
Steelcase Inc. acquires PolyVision
Global launch of e3™ CeramicSteel writing surface
First CeramicSteel manufacturer to become Cradle to Cradle Certified
Proprietary eno surface and launch of the eno interactive whiteboard—the first and only environmentally certified board on the market
PolyVision Technology division merges with Steelcase Education Solutions to allow full focus on the world class quality of surfaces products & customer experience.
Global launch of e3™ CeramicSteel duo, the only CeramicSteel surface that is optimized for projection and dry erase.
Surface Imaging capabilities enhanced through new digital printing technologies in Genk, Belgium
When Steelcase acquired PolyVision in 2001, PolyVision became a part of a family that has created quality products for over 100 years. Founded in 1912 and fostering innovation in the form of low-cost fireproof wastebaskets since 1914, the Steelcase brand has held a leadership role in the production of fine furniture and services ever since. With a portfolio that includes an array of products, office furniture and services for office environments, healthcare facilities and educational institutions, Steelcase has grown from crafting innovative wastebaskets into a company dedicated to providing the best furniture products and space planning services available to companies and institutions all around the world.
The addition of PolyVision to the family has enabled Steelcase to offer cutting edge CeramicSteel surfaces and architectural products to organizations across the globe.