Fermacell ramps up production

Building board manufacturer Fermacell is increasing its production capacity, in part to meet unprecedented demand from the UK.

New Fermacell factory in Spain, near Santander
Above: New Fermacell factory in Spain, near Santander

The UK sales operation of Europe’s largest supplier of gypsum fibre board marked a record increase in volume in 2015 over 2014.

Growth has been attributed to a range of factors: some high-profile projects such as Great Ormond Street Hospital; an increasing use of Fermacell boards in rainscreen applications; the on-going take-up of Powerpanel H2O in external wall render applications; and the growing use of Fermacell as a low-cost tile backer solution.

The manufacturer is now ramping up production at its factories in Germany and the Netherlands and has built a new factory in Spain. 

UK general manager Gary Carter said: “We had a very good year in 2015, building even further on growth over the past few years.  Sales were a record for the UK by a significant amount and with an expanded sales team led by Matt Challenger we are setting ambitious growth targets for 2016 and beyond.”



This article was published on 17 Feb 2016 (last updated on 17 Feb 2016).

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