On June 2, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (PIEF), Knauf Petroboard will sign an agreement with the Government of the Leningrad Region. Under the agreement, the Company shall invest at least RUB 3.5 bln in the reconstruction of a finishing cardboard production facility in the Leningrad Region, and the Government promises to support it. It was reported on Thursday, May 26, by the Company’s press service.
Knauf, a construction materials producer, will launch a project to produce high-quality dry mortars and primers at the premises of Zvenigovo Gypsum Plant in Mari El at a cost of 375 million rubles. This was reported by the Press Office of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic.
According to the antimonopoly authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) approved the acquisition by the Russian division of the Germany’s Knauf of 50% of Volma, one of the largest producers of construction and finishing materials in Russia.
FAS satisfied the petition of Knauf Gips LLC for the acquisition of 50% of Volma Corporation LLC, having found that the transaction would not lead to restriction of competition, as reported in the materials of the Service.
German producer of construction materials Knauf will invest more than 60 million euros in the modernization of Knauf Petroboard in the Leningrad region, which will double the plant’s productivity. This was announced today by Janis Kraulis, Manager of Knauf CIS Group.
One of the world’s largest producers of building finishing materials, international company Knauf, will build two dry mortar plants with a total capacity of about 250 thousand tons of products per year in Samara and Kazan. This was announced today on the sidelines of the international construction exhibition YugBuild by Sergey Bondarenko, Director of the Southern Sales Directorate - Knauf Gips’s branch in Krasnodar.
Knauf Group will invest RUB 375 mln in modernization and development of Zvenigovsky Construction Gypsum Plant in the Republic of Mari El.
Tyumen can become the place where the facility for modular building production using cutting edge technologies will be opened.
Construction of such a facility was discussed by a co-founder of KNAUF, Mr. Nicholas Knauf, with the Deputy Governor of the Tyumen region, Vadim Shumkov.
As it was communicated by the press-service of the Head of the Region, KNAUF also plans to set the glass cullet production in Tyumen. Now, raw material sources are being searched. It is suggested to arrange glass containers collection in the neighboring million-plus cities.
The German company Knauf has launched a project to build a plant for the production of plaster mixtures in Chapaevsk in the Samara Oblast, communicated Alexander Kobenko, the Vice-Governor, the Minister of Economic Development of the Region.
"Knauf Launches its project in Chapaevsk. The project is serious enough for us. The total investment will amount to 1.2 billion rubles... This will be the 15th facility of the company and we hope that the company's plans for cooperation are implemented in full," said Kobenko.
The installation of the main production equipment of the new enterprise – a gypsum baking oven – will be commenced on the same day. A land plot with the area of 17 hectares required for the construction of the plant is municipally owned and is rented by the company from the state for a period of 49 years with a right to redeem the land plot.
The total amount of project investment is estimated at 1,225 billion rubles. The transition to full capacity operation is planned in 2.5 years. The projected annual production rate of the plant amounts to approximately 240 thousand tons of plaster blends and the annual turnover amounts to approximately 1.8 billion rubles. The facility will create approximately 60 jobs by the start of operation. The facility will cater for various construction companies in the region.
CJSC Knauf Gips Baskunchak will start developing the Koshara-Turgay deposit located to the north of Lake Baskunchak in the Astrakhan Region before the end of the year, Knauf Gips Baskunchak General Director Sergey Michkov told journalists.
“The deposit has recoverable reserves of 60 million tons of gypsum. The reserves are large enough to be developed for 100 years,” he said.
The enterprise is modernizing production: a total of RUB 93 million has been invested in a dry mortar plant with over 60 percent of that amount spent and the rest to be invested before the end of the year. Michkov noted that a manual plaster mix plant will be opened and will increase production volume by 20,000 tons.
“In total, production capacity will be 90,000 tons. Today the enterprise has industrial capacity of 70,000 tons for plaster mixes,” he said.
Knauf Gips Baskunchak currently produces six types of plaster, but will expand that range by another three types of plaster in the autumn.
According to the regional governor’s press service, the enterprise has produced 327,500 tons of gypsum since the start of the year, an 18.8 percent increase over the same period of 2014. A total of RUB 133.6 million was invested in production development last year.
KNAUF Insulation, one of the world leaders in insulation production, began comprehensive testing of a new enterprise in Tyumen.
The company will actively work with local suppliers. The anticipated production capacity is 40-45 thousand tons per year (a capacity 8-10 times higher than the old Tisma factory). As of August 1st, 2014, there were 143 people employed at the plant. The anticipated production capacity will help this number grow to 200.
The project's investment came to 3 billion rubles.
Knauf Group and the government of the Samara region have signed a memorandum to build a dry mortar production plant worth RUB 1.225bn, the press office of Knauf CIS said in a statement.
“The plant to be financed with the internal funds of OOO Knauf Gips Chelyabinsk and funds borrowed from other Knauf enterprises in Russia, will become the 15th Knauf facility in Russia,” the press statement noted.
The statement also indicated that the plant construction project currently included a dry gypsum mix shop, binding and expanded perlite production module, an open gypsum stone warehouse, as well as a warehouses for general purposes, components and finished products. The production of dry gypsum mix is expected to be launched in early 2016.
The land plot of 17 hectares for the plant is public property and rented by the company from the government for a term of 49 years with a right to buy the land out at any point after the official registration of the legal ownership of the plant.
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Knauf offers complex solutions for a variety of construction projects through the help of complete systems. Knauf produces plasterboard, dry construction mixes, PFT plastering machines, and heat- and energy-efficient insulation materials.