Wienerberger Acquires Reetz Clay Block Plant
The plant has about 45 employees and produces high-quality brick filled with mineral wool, as well as precision-ground and traditional clay blocks.
Wienerberger recently announced that, as of September 1, it has taken over the Reetz clay block plant from Röben Klinkerwerke GmbH in Germany. The plant has about 45 employees and produces high-quality brick filled with mineral wool, as well as precision-ground and traditional clay blocks. The plant has an annual production capacity of 190 million NF (standard format for bricks), which corresponds to about 4,600 single-family houses. The main markets supplied by the plant are regions in the eastern part of Germany and in the west of Poland.
“Germany and Poland are among the largest brick markets in Europe and two of the largest markets of the Wienerberger Group,” said Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger. “The take-over of the Reetz clay block plant is a consistent step enabling us to expand our geographic presence in Germany. With its proximity to Poland, a growing market to which a large proportion of the blocks is exported, we are strengthening our business in a region of great interest for us.
“In recent years, we have observed a rising trend toward high-quality construction both in the single-family-home segment and in multi-story residential buildings. With its bricks filled with mineral wool, Wienerberger offers a building material that ideally meets these requirements and is very well accepted by the market. The acquisition of Reetz, therefore, is in line with our strategy to further increase our production capacities for premium bricks.”