IKO Insulations officially opened its first insulation plant at Alconbury, Cambridgeshire on Thursday 4 October.
Key figures from IKO were on hand, including Hartley Koschitzky (Co-Chairman IKO Group and CEO IKO Europe); Jonathan Koschitzky (Director of European Manufacturing); Dirk Theuns (CEO IKO Insulations Europe); and Anthony Carlyle (Group Managing Director IKO PLC).
The factory will manufacture IKO enertherm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation boards, which can be used in cavity walls, external walls, floors and roofs and more.
Alconbury will have capacity to insulate up to 40,000 homes per year, helping to cut fuel bills and contribute towards achieving the Climate Change Act’s target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.
Completed in just 12 months, the 60,000 square metre site was an operational air base between 1938 and 1995, used by both the British and American Air Force.
Now under the ownership of IKO Insulations, the factory will make a significant contribution to the construction industry and local community, creating up to 160 jobs in the area.
Hartley Koschitzky commented: “2018 will be another ground-breaking year in the history of IKO, as we open our first insulation plant in the UK. This facility will be our third PIR factory in Europe and fifth worldwide.
“The new factory represents a significant investment for IKO that will enhance our leading position as a supplier of choice for contractors and building materials merchants throughout the UK.
“We are excited to be here in Alconbury and look forward to being an active part of the community.”
Anthony Carlyle added: “The IKO Group produces roofing, waterproofing and insulation products and already has three manufacturing factories around the UK.
“130 years of experience in designing and manufacturing roofing, waterproofing and insulation systems and a commitment to invest in product solutions helps IKO Set the Standard within the industry. This facility strengthens IKO’s position within the UK and the insulation market nationally and internationally.”
IKO has achieved the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards (for quality and environmental management) and BES 6001 (for responsible sourcing of products) for each of its factories, with the new IKO Insulations manufacturing facility at Alconbury set to follow suit.
IKO PLC (Head Office),
Appley Lane North,
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