Annual Review 2019

Community matters
October 22, 2019
Albion - blowing wool
US$ 35 million investment

A US$35 million investment in our Albion site to meet growing demand for our blowing wool insulation products in North America will see the conversion and restart of a disused production line, create 34 new jobs and grow plant capacity by more than 30%. Our blowing wool capacity has been sold out for three years and the new line will improve supply to our US customers when it restarts in 2020. The extra plant capacity and new technology will also better position the company to expand into Canada and enable the development of new insulation products.

Australian support

In Brisbane Knauf Insulation sponsored the Southside Eagles U15s girls football team. In Sydney, Knauf Insulation and Knauf provided a complete solution wall structure for a kiosk at the German International School. And, in Melbourne, Knauf Insulation worked with Soulspace Studios and Norsu Interiors to create comfortable new living areas for foster parents caring for five children.

Southside Eagles U15s girls football team
Home Comfort - Shelbyville
Home comfort

Knauf Insulation North America supports non-profit housing organisation Habitat for Humanity and recently installed insulation at the charity’s initiative in Shelbyville. Habitat for Humanity is a global organization that builds and improves homes for families in need of quality affordable housing.

Record Swiss roof

Knauf Insulation Switzerland and system provider Sika Schweiz AG are installing the largest flat roof project in their history – 23,500m2 DDP-X – on a new CHF86 million plant in the municipality of St Margrethen for rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler AG.

flat roof project
Barca Stadium
Stadium Showcase

A total of 6,000m2 of our Ultracoustic 7 solution was chosen for the new 6,000-spectator Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, which opened in 2019. The new stadium is home to Barcelona FC’s women’s team and the Barca B team, just 30 minutes from the iconic Camp Nou. Ultracoustic was selected for its outstanding acoustic performance.

Bright ideas win bronze at solar Decathlon

A Romanian team of professionals, students and professors known as Over4 has won bronze in the international Solar Decathlon Europe 2019 — a competition to build energy efficient homes powered by renewable energy sources. Over4 was supported by Knauf Insulation and faced competition from nine other teams from 27 universities in eight countries. The Over4 prototype featured a solar eco-passive house that can be built as a self-standing house and as part of a passive rooftop

Romanian team

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