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Knauf Insulation celebrates triple success in Global Insulation Awards
By Pauline Pelous on September 26, 2019

Knauf Insulation has received three top honours in the Global Insulation Awards 2019 announced yesterday.

The company was voted Global Insulation Plant of the Year for its new greenfield site at Illange in France; awarded Global Insulation Innovation of the Year for JetSpray; and Davide Maiello, Knauf Insulation’s Head of Market & Business Intelligence for Europe & CIS, was named Personality of the Year.

The winners of each award category were voted for by members of the industry from around the world, while the presentation to Davide was a special honour from Global Insulation.

The awards build on last year’s success when Knauf Insulation was voted Global Insulation Company of the Year 2018.

Incredible tribute to our best-in-class production

Saša Bavec, Group Marketing Director, said: “The 2019 awards represent incredible validation by our industry peers and I’m exceptionally proud of what we have achieved.

“Our new Illange site will be officially launched next month and to have its best-in-class production facilities and outstanding sustainability credentials recognised on such global stage is a wonderful honour and a great tribute to the plant’s team.”

Our new €110 million Illange plant will produce more than 110,000 tonnes of Rock Mineral Wool every year enabling Knauf Insulation to evenly distribute capacity across its European sites, improving service levels and lead times for customers.

The plant has created 123 new jobs and is expected to contribute an annual economic benefit to the region of more than €20 million.

Outstanding success of JetSpray

JetSpray, meanwhile, is Knauf Insulation’s high-performance spray-on mineral wool insulation system designed for car parks and crawl spaces under buildings. This lightweight solution is fast, convenient and provides robust precision application.

Davide Maiello, Global Insulation Personality of the Year, said: “There are many, many outstanding men and women working in this industry, so I am incredibly honoured and humbled to receive this award.”

The 2019 awards were presented at the Global Insulation Conference held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.