Wienerberger Focuses on Concrete Paver Facilities in Eastern Europe through Expansions and Acquisition
Wienerberger is setting up a new production line for high-quality slabs in large formats at the Ósca site in Hungary, and extending the production capacities of the Ogulin plant in Croatia.
The Wienerberger Group recently announced it is strengthening its concrete paver business under the Semmelrock brand by investing in the growth markets of Eastern Europe. To this end, existing production sites in the region are being enlarged and a new plant is taken over. In particular, Wienerberger is setting up a new production line for high-quality slabs in large formats at the Ósca site in Hungary, and extending the production capacities of the Ogulin plant in Croatia. At both sites, the company is also installing production facilities for Umbriano® premium pavers.
In addition, Wienerberger is acquiring a plant in Romania near the Hungarian border and is extending its geographic market coverage in this growth region, as well as in the neighboring regions in Serbia and Hungary. Through these strategic investments, according to Wienerberger, it is increasing its production capacity in markets with fast-growing demand and strengthening the position of the Semmelrock Group as a supplier of premium paver products.
“Our concrete paver business has developed very positively in recent months,” said Heimo Scheuch, CEO. “Since the sale of our activities in Austria, we are fully concentrating on our profitable business in the growth markets of Eastern Europe. Through selective investments, we are strengthening our growth potential in this area and expanding our positioning as a leading provider in this region.”
Additional details are available at www.wienerberger.com.