On January 20, 2020, ROCKWOOL Group officially signed a project investment agreement with Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Guangzhou Development Zone Land Development Reserve Trading Center, and Fogang Park of Guangfo Industrial Park Management Committee of Guangfo (Fogang) Industrial Park, Guangqing Special Economic Cooperation Zone, with an investment of 488 million RMB to build a high-quality fireproof and thermal insulation stone wool manufacturing plant. The new plant will be completed and put into production in early 2022. By then, the old plant in the Yonghe Industrial Zone of the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone will be closed at the same time.
ROCKWOOL Group is the world's leading stone wool product manufacturer, with industry-leading stone wool production technology, and currently has 47 stone wool factories worldwide. This investment follows the acquisition of a private stone wool enterprise in Yangzhou, Jiangsu on November 1, 2018, and a major investment in upgrading the production line to establish ROCKWOOL Fireproof and Thermal Insulation Materials (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd., a continued investment in the domestic energy saving and environmental protection field. ROCKWOOL Group will set up a new factory in Fogang with an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of high-quality stone wool, and will adopt the world’s most advanced electric furnace production line and centrifuge equipment to implement ROCKWOOL’s global unified quality standards and the most stringent environmental protection requirements. It has been designed and to be built into a leading green factory in the industry.
Gilles Maria, senior vice president of ROCKWOOL Group, said: “As the Chinese government attaches great importance to the sustainable development of energy conservation and emission reduction, and the Chinese people have increased their requirements for the comfort and safety of their residences, China is still the largest stone wool demand market. ROCKWOOL Group has always been confident in the long-term development of China’s economy. ROCKWOOL Qingyuan new factory will use ROCKWOOL Group’s world-leading stone wool production equipment and proprietary technology to build a world-class stone wool production factory to help promote China's implementation of energy saving, emission reduction and sustainable development strategies".
ROCKWOOL’s new factory in Qingyuan is a key measure for ROCKWOOL’s domestic production process upgrade and product quality improvement. It will provide customers in Greater China with the highest quality fireproof and thermal insulation stone wool solution, which is bound to effectively enhance the ROCKWOOL brand. And product competitiveness. Environmental protection and sustainable development are the corporate philosophy that ROCKWOOL Group has always adhered to. The new factory will adopt European imported electric furnace production lines and implement various state-of-the-art emission reduction measures to minimize the negative impact of the production process on the environment. At the same time, the production of stone wool products reduces carbon emissions due to energy saving during use, so as to achieve better environmental protection and promote sustainable social development.
Building energy consumption accounts for about 30% of the total social energy consumption. Reducing building energy consumption is the key to achieving sustainable social development. As a Class A fireproof and thermal insulation material, stone wool is the preferred material for fireproof and thermal insulation of buildings and industrial equipment. ROCKWOOL, as a leader in the thermal insulation industry, provides the industry's highest quality stone wool fire-resistant and thermal insulation products and solutions. While ensuring superior sound absorption and noise reduction performance and improving room comfort, it also helps reduce energy consumption and effectively guarantees Fire safety of buildings and industrial production facilities.