The company says the upgrades will deliver thermal and mechanical improvements, along with an increased portfolio of insulation solutions. Furthermore, the investment continues the evolution of Knauf Insulation’s no added formaldehyde ECOSE Technology binder.
The increased production of high-density products will reinforce the company’s strategy to supply the optimal product for every application, across its glass and rock mineral wool product ranges.
John Sinfield, managing director at Knauf Insulation Northern Europe, said: “We are especially pleased to announce this investment at Queensferry, given the uncertainty many other businesses and investors currently face. The decision demonstrates that a drive on energy efficiency will deliver greater energy security, increased UK economic competitiveness and help address environmental commitments.”
Mark Jolliffe, plant manager at Queensferry, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our customers and staff. The upgrades are being implemented towards the end of the year and so to accommodate our customers’ needs during the downtime, we have already increased production to build up our stock.”
Knauf Insulation has a strong investment in the UK; since acquiring sole ownership of the business in 2002 it has so far invested over £150m across its UK plants. It now has 40 manufacturing sites in 15 countries globally, with over 5,500 employees.