Etex invests 25 million euro in 4 French Siniat facilities - 08/08/2013

Siniat is resolutely focussing on its exterior thermal insulation activities by investing 25 million euro in its polystyrene factories. The implementation of innovative manufacturing tools and increasing the production capacity of four French Siniat sites will enable Etex’s gypsum division to remain the leading company in superior and durable plaster-PS combining insulation.

Focus on innovative manufacturing tools.

To anticipate on the growing needs of the building and construction industry in high-performance thermal insulation solutions, Etex’s gypsum division Siniat is investing 25 million euro in its French production facilities for plaster based products and solutions.  Siniat is already the market leader for polystyrene (PS) backed plasterboards. It has strongly contributed to the development of PS use in insulation products and to indoor comfort, both thermally and acoustically, as a result.  Since the development of thermal insulation for new and existing buildings requires products to present ever higher performances, the innovation of manufacturing tools has become an absolute priority. That is how Siniat could already develop a new generation of high thermal performance PS.

A strategic decision

The investment of 25 million euro will enable Siniat to:

  • increase the production capacity
  • manufacture latest generation products
  • protect jobs
  • contribute significantly and durably to the reduction of CO2 emissions from industrial buildings
  • reduce transport by approximately 2.500 trucks a year, by shortening the distance between production sites and market

The investment in detail

From today till December 2014, 4 Siniat sites in France will be fully reconfigured:

  • 12 million euro are invested in the Rantigny site (Oise) to raise its annual production capacity to 500,000 m3 of back liners and insulating façade panels.
  • Another 7 million euro are earmarked for the Château-Gontier factory (Mayenne) to expand and automate its production capacity.
  • 5.5 million euro go to the Loriol site (Drôme) for the same purpose.
  • 0.5 million euro are used to complete the production line of the Villeneuve-sur-Lot factory (Lot & Garonne).