Rockwool launches in the Hauts-de-France region

24 Jun 2021
Investment, Materials
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Rockwool launches in the Hauts-de-France region
24 Jun 2021
Investment, Materials
Estimated reading time : 2 minutes

Rockwool launches in the Hauts-de-France region

The Danish company specialising in innovative stone wool insulation products confirmed its new facility in Courmelles, near Soissons, yesterday.

The new production unit will allow the group to pursue its expansion in France where demand for insulation products is on the rise.

“With more than 40 years industrial presence in France* this new facility is a natural progression in an increasingly important market.”
Rafael Rodriguez, Managing Director, Rockwool France and Southern Europe

Construction is scheduled to start in 2022 with commissioning due in 2024.

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*Rockwool has two plants in France with 800 employees

Large-scale deployment of cutting-edge technology

As well as creating jobs, the group is importing cutting-edge technology to the region: low-carbon electric melting technology has been in use in Norway since 2020 where it has reduced carbon emissions by around 80%.

The production technique contributes to the circular economy in the construction sector and is in line with both:

  • France’s national energy efficiency plans
  • the regional Rev3 plan, the 3rd industrial revolution

Have you heard about how Rev3 works and the tools available to businesses?
Find out more about Rev3, a major Hauts-de-France project

“This investment in new capacity will contribute to meeting the growing demand for our insulation products in France. Creating more energy efficient buildings is an essential element in reaching French, EU and global climate goals, and our insulation plays an important role. Using the electric melting technology also contributes to meeting our own ambitious decarbonisation goals.” Jens Birgersson, ROCKWOOL Group CEO.

How Nord France Invest supported the project

Nord France Invest worked closely with the Hauts-de-France Region, the Agglomeration of Soissons, State Services and Business France to support the project.

The agency helped to:

  • Identify the ideal site to meet the company’s very precise technical requirements for utilities and dimensions
  • Project engineering and fast-tracking bureaucratic red tape
  • Drafting requests and financial aid allocations
  • Connecting with the local ecosystem to facilitate the company’s regional integration

 

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