Norwegian-owned Sundolitt to open new factory in the UK
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Sundolitt Ltd, the UK division of Sunde AS, is set to open a new 59,000 sq ft purpose-built factory in Corby, Northamptonshire early next year.
Europe’s Leading Expanded (EPS) and Extruded (XPS) Polystyrene manufacturer’s new development is the group’s largest single investment in the UK, adding significant production capacity to its key sectors within the construction, housebuilding and civil engineering markets.
The new EPS factory has relocated from Gateshead where it has been since 2001 but will now be one of the most advanced production facilities in the EPS construction industry. The significant investment emphasises the confidence in the UK market from the Sunde Group.
Commenting on the announcement, Bertil Sunde, Sunde Group Vice-President, said:
“We are committed to the long-term strategic development of Sundolitt Ltd in the UK market. This investment will enhance our market perception as a leading European Expanded Polystyrene supplier.”
Expanded (EPS) is a lightweight insulant with applications in thermal insulation for construction, and structural blocks for civil engineering. Colin Morrow, UK General Manager, elaborates: “EPS and XPS are site tough insulation materials that repels water whilst maintaining its strength and thermal performance”.
A family-owned business for more than 100 years, Sunde AS are one of the leading European players in the production and conversion of EPS and XPS based products. The Sunde Group employs 450 staff across 18 sites, fully supporting each with technical, R&D resources and support.
General Manager Colin Morrow adds “We plan to recruit locally, bringing quality jobs to the new facility and develop the tight-knit team”.