Manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems, Knauf, have invested into their Immingham facilities, to meet demand for plasterboard.
The investment saw upgrades to production lines and new machinery and technologies which will increase production speed and add extra quality control.
This latest investment has elevated the Immingham plant to the status of longest and fastest plasterboard plant in the UK. The plant is now one of the largest producers of all types of all types of plasterboards in Europe, next to Knauf’s Poland plant.
Plant manager Paul Snowden said: “The fact that Knauf continue to invest here is a great advertisement for the plant and we are pleased to now be the longest and fastest plant in the UK. We have been planning this upgrade for a long time and it has taken us three years to find the perfect solution to suit our needs.”
In order to complete the upgrade the plant was required to shut down for three weeks but strategic planning allowed the production and storage of enough plasterboard to supply the market during the upgrade process with minimal impact on customers.