Ruukki to invest in Nordic PIR sandwich panel production
August 11, 2022 8:10 CEST 6 min read
Ruukki Construction, part of SSAB Group, is to invest EUR 15 million in sandwich panel production in Borlänge, Sweden. The new production line will be the first in Scandinavia to produce PIR sandwich panels tailored to the needs of Nordic customers. The production will come on stream in Q3 2024.
Ruukki offers its customers sustainable solutions for wall and roof structures. The new production line to be built in Borlänge, Sweden will strengthen Ruukki's ability to serve customers locally in the Nordics by providing them with a dedicated product portfolio. The change will also support Ruukki's sustainability strategy by bringing production closer to customers. Shorter transport will improve the competitiveness of products and at the same time reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All of Ruukki's PIR sandwich panels are currently manufactured in Oborniki, Poland.
The investment includes the production equipment and technology as well as the modernization of an existing facility located on SSAB’s site. The project will commence in Q3 2022, and the first customer deliveries are expected to take place during Q3 2024.
“This is one of the largest investments in Ruukki Construction's history and supports Ruukki’s strategy to achieve sustainable growth together with our customers. To be able to serve our Nordic customers better we decided to invest in a new production line in Borlänge, Sweden. The change will bring our customers more flexibility and predictability thanks to faster leadtimes, as well as a more tailored and competitive product range with a lower environmental impact,” says Adam Korol, Senior Vice President, Head of Building Envelopes, Ruukki Construction.
Ruukki offers steel-based building products and services for sustainable buildings, and like earlier announced, is committed to being the first to offer fossil-free steel-based building products by 2026.
Ruukki’s extensive range of sandwich panels with either a PIR (polyisocyanurate) or mineral wool core ensure a durable, airtight and energy-efficient envelope for all types of buildings. Sandwich panels are used in the external and internal walls and ceilings of warehouses, logistics centers, production plants, offices and shopping centres. PIR sandwich panels are especially suitable for cold storage, food and logistics halls and warehouses. Ruukki currently manufactures PIR sandwich panels in Oborniki, Poland and mineral wool sandwich panels in Alajärvi, Finland and in Oborniki, Poland.
For more information please contact:
Adam Korol, Senior Vice President, Head of Building Envelopes, Ruukki Construction, [email protected]