ROCKWOOL International has announced its decision to increase capacity in its plants in Małkinia, Poland, and Neuburg, Germany. The investments planned for the years 2018-2020 will amount to EUR 175 million.
For the third year in a row, ROCKWOOL Polska has invested in expanding its plants and considerably boosting their capacity. In June 2016, the world’s biggest and most advanced stone wool production line in Cigacice was commissioned. In March 2018, after thorough redevelopment, one of the production lines in Małkinia has been launched again. The announced new investment will start in late 2018 and will be completed in early 2019.
Boosting the capacity in Małkinia by expanding one of the production lines in March this year and another one in 2019 is a major step on the way to a complete upgrade of the manufacturing platform in Poland.
“Boosting the capacity has resulted from rapid growth of the building industry and increasing demand for our products. We are optimizing and upgrading our plants to strengthen our leading position on the market by offering non-flammable, top-quality stone wool. The new investments also support the changes planned by the government connected with launching the thermal efficiency improvement program for buildings in order to reduce low-stack emission (smog). Poles are increasingly aware that the fight against smog begins at their homes. Our insulation solutions are the first and most important step in energy-effective construction and reducing low-stack emission,” says Andrzej Kielar, President of the Management Board, ROCKWOOL Polska.
New, advanced equipment, along with improved environmental protection measures, will allow for producing the stone wool needed to insulate buildings in all segments of the construction industry. ROCKWOOL’s products, made in plants in Małkinia, are widely used on Polish, Ukrainian and Baltic markets.