ArcelorMittal has announced the launch of phase 1 of an ambitious five year investment project that aims to modernize, adapt and revamp the French ArcelorMittal Construction sites of Contrisson (Meuse), d’Onnaing (Nord), as well as the Belgian site of Geel. These first investments of over 4 million euros will enable them to launch the production of state-of-the-art sandwich panels for the European market, especially in France, Germany and the Benelux region.
Sites in France and Belgium will benefit from this first phase of investment that will enable ArcelorMittal Construction to propose a new European range of panels, to a higher esthetic finish and in complete accordance with the new requirements within the fire, thermic and air tightness regulations as soon as in the first quarter 2014.
ArcelorMittal Construction’s new range of mineral wool and polyurethane panels will provide solutions that will be perfectly adapted and available in a vast and modern range of colours and forms.
These newly revamped and modernized sandwich panel production lines will not only allow ArcelorMittal Construction to confirm its technological advance, but also to conserve its place as market leader in the building industry as supplier of sustainable envelope solutions, mainly today for the non residential market and also for the cold storage and food industries. ArcelorMittal Construction will be able to meet the demands of this growing market thanks to the new state-of-the-art product and solution offer.
Jean-Christophe Kennel, CEO ArcelorMittal Construction states: “This investment programme is essential and strategic as it will allow us to provide our customers with the top of the range panels required to meet the industry standards. In a period of strong building environmental and architectural evolution, the updating of our tools demonstrates the group’s drive to ensure a sustainable advance in the market and to maintain the leadership of ArcelorMittal Construction.”