Etex and Techo partner up to improve the living conditions of families in Peru

** Etex – un grupo industrial con sede en Bélgica que ofrece soluciones de construcción innovadoras – se unió a 45 de sus trabajadores con la ONG Techo Perú para llevar a cabo un proyecto de responsabilidad Social Corporativa (RSC). El objetivo era construir viviendas modulares para familias en el distrito de Ventanilla, ubicado en el noroeste de Lima.** Eternit Perú, una empresa de Etex implementó la iniciativa. En total, nueve casas fueron construidas en un período de dos días. Cada casa tiene 18 m² y consta de tres habitaciones: Dos dormitorios y una zona de cocina-comedor. Las casas fueron construidas enteramente usando productos Eternit Perú. Estos materiales, que forman parte de la cartera global de Etex, demostraron su facilidad de instalación rápida, sencillez de manejo, resistencia a la intemperie, ventilación, durabilidad y bajo peso, las principales fortalezas del sistema de construcción modular prefabricado de Etex.

According to Catalin Ciocan, an Etex employee who was part of the team, "there are no words to describe this project. This experience has been amazing not only for me but for the families that we have helped".

Chantal Krakowski, a Belgian colleague, said that "Etex has partnered with Techo gathering colleagues from all over the world, sharing one common goal: to improve the quality of life of vulnerable families”.

Finally, Paul Van Oyen, CEO of Etex, explained that the objective of the partnership with Techo was to bring Etex’s corporate values to the community, through concrete action, "where the expertise of our company in modular construction systems was proudly demonstrated".

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About Etex

Etex is a Belgian industrial group that manufactures and sells building materials. With more than 14,000 employees working in 42 countries, Etex is an international player in sustainable construction. Its main businesses are:

  • Etex Building Performance: plasterboards, gypsum products and formulations, fiber cement panels and dry construction solutions.
  • Etex Exteriors: architectural and residential fiber cement siding panels.
  • Etex Industry: solutions for insulation and passive fire protection
  • Etex Residential Roofing: systems of roofs, slates, tiles and corrugated sheets, and components of ceilings.

About Eternit Perú

Eternit Perú is an Etex company. It operates in Peru since 1940, and since then it has been a leader player in the construction industry with high presence in housing, commercial, institutional, education, health and industry segments, through the manufacture of fiber cement, plaster and polyethylene materials.