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November 29, 2022

Making optimal use of limited urban living space

Two eight-story apartment blocks in Berlin show how to successfully combine little building space and moderate rents while maintaining the urban identity of the area. A trend-setting project for the tightly populated areas throughout Europe.

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November 25, 2022

Green roofs support biodiversity and protect buildings

Plants on the roof protect buildings from overheating in summer and save heating energy in winter. As rain reservoirs, they are also becoming increasingly important in climate change for the water management of cities. For Xella, Multipor, the optima

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November 22, 2022

A holistic, life cycle-oriented approach is required

At the Xella International Colloquium, experts from academia, politics and industry discussed possibilities for making the construction industry more sustainable. Natalie Eßig was also part of the group. She is a professor at the Faculty of Architec

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November 17, 2022

Researching and breaking new ground: How Xella strives for circularity

One of Xella's most ambitious sustainability goals is the circularity of its own products. Xella is working on this with the highest level of commitment in all international markets. Also, Xella’s Technology and Research Center is pushing ahead wit

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November 15, 2022

Higher energy efficiency in Deva, Romania

Reduction of CO2 emissions is high priority target for Xella within our sustainability strategy. By 2030, we want to reduce our CO2 emissions intensity by 30% vs 2019. As a significant measure, we want to increase our energy efficiency - for example,

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November 14, 2022

“It's cool to be different”

Xella Poland is a role model for diversity in a company. What does the HR department there do better than others ?

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November 10, 2022

Everyone in the team is part of the solution

Production manager Andrea Chalupcikova gives an insight into her job: at the Zemianské Kostoľany plant in Slovakia, she masters the balancing act between employee management and the further development of production processes on a daily basis. This

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November 4, 2022

Certified sustainability: New gym for elementary school in Desio

In the Milan suburb of Desio, a new gymnasium was built for the "Umberto Tagliabue" elementary school. Partly due to the Ytong products used, the facility was awarded for its quality and energy efficiency by the South Tyrolean company KlimaHaus.

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October 31, 2022

After the first 3D model, I never wanted to do anything else

The Xella Group unites the Ytong, Silka, and Multipor brands. But we are more than that: 5459 people in 22 countries make an individual contribution every day with their diverse tasks that drive our companies forward. We introduce the minds that make

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October 27, 2022

How a heritage-protected farmhouse can become a residential house

Renovating heritage-protected houses is often complex and costly. But there are solutions that even make it possible to solve repair and insulation in one step. This saves building owners time and money while protecting health and the environment.

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October 26, 2022

International Xella Colloquium: "Strong together - winning together"

How can climate policy goals be achieved respect to a more sustainable construction industry? What positive influence can mineral building materials such as autoclaved aerated concrete and sand-lime bricks have on this? These and many other questions

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October 20, 2022

Crisis-proof building solutions made of autoclaved aerated concrete

In times of rising energy, material and production costs, construction managers are looking more than ever for building solutions that are efficient, sustainable, and affordable. Solutions made of autoclaved aerated concrete are thereby obvious in th

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October 18, 2022

Renovating for storms, snow and ice

A team of scientists and Xella Italy modernized a mountain hut in the Dolomites - using natural materials, without altering the historic façade, and under extreme climatic conditions.

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October 4, 2022

High-quality social housing thanks to Ytong

140 apartments in France have been renovated in an ambitious energy-saving project. Tenants particularly appreciate this in times of rising energy costs.

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September 30, 2022

Why not just build it yourself?

Ytong Bausatzhaus is celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than 15,000 builders have already realized their individually tailored dream home with the successful concept. Managing Director Maximilian Nötzel explains what makes Ytong Bausatzhaus so u

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September 27, 2022

Digitization at Xella: Why Building Companion exists

The "Building Companion" platform helps construction managers in several countries find the perfect partner for their building project - with success: In Poland alone, around 2,000 projects have been realized to date.

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September 22, 2022

Renovate: Preserve buildings, protect the environment

Whether it's a single-family home, a housing development, a commercial property, or a historic building under preservation order, the right renovation not only saves energy costs. It also improves the quality of life for users and helps the climate.

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September 20, 2022

BIMpressive: How Xella is driving digitization in Poland

Digital building design has arrived in Poland. Large-scale construction, BIM planning, and collaboration in industry-wide initiatives are spreading. If BIM manager Pawel Górski has his way, standardized communication would drive the use of 3D models

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September 16, 2022

We are continuously digitalizing ourselves

When it comes to digitalization projects at Xella, there is often talk of BIM projects and the blue.sprint digital planning service. Why more and more customers are interested in BIM-based projects and how Xella is developing the services further.

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September 8, 2022

"We are learning from each other"

For 28 years now, talented students have been taking part in an architecture competition organized by Xella Czech Republic and Slovakia. It challenges their imagination, knowledge and commitment. For many participants, the competition became the firs

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September 2, 2022

Cooling becomes more important than heating: Building in climate change

In 2050, we will need more energy for cooling buildings in summer than for heating them in winter. This is what Swiss experts expect as a result of climate change. The right building material is therefore becoming increasingly important.

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August 30, 2022

How the transport of our building materials is becoming more sustainable

The fight against climate change means that we have to reduce our CO2 emissions throughout the value chain. That's why we are also thinking about how transport routes and means can be made more sustainable. After all, everything we produce has to fin

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August 23, 2022

Fast on the river instead of traffic jams on the road

From Burcht, Xella Belgium delivers to customers who have a boat dock by ship instead of by lorry. This saves many tonnes of CO2.

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August 19, 2022

How Xella is working on the future of digital building at the CCR in Aachen

Cooperative projects at universities often result in to projects that make an important contribution to Xella's ability to offer the best solutions for customers. One of these is the cooperation with RWTH Aachen University, where a digital laying aid

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August 16, 2022

How photovoltaic systems in the Netherlands ensures improved energy efficiency

To drastically reduce CO2 emissions, Xella relies on several different measures. To produce in a significantly more energy-efficient manner, the installation and use of photovoltaic systems at Xella plants plays an important role. One such project is

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August 10, 2022

Living in the church - thanks to Silka

For decades, the Heilig Hartkerk in Breda, the Netherlands, stood empty. But with the help of Silka sand-lime bricks, twenty luxury flats are now being built in the national monument.

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August 9, 2022

Successful sales is all about the interaction between people

Sales manager Simone Wunsch lives the digital transformation of the construction industry – out of passion. Why working for Xella sales is so special and what kind of trends she anticipates, she tells in an interview.

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August 2, 2022

How the Ytong building system fills the historic district in Milan with life

Milan's historic Affori neighborhood has been undergoing redevelopment since 2016. In this context, new residential complexes are being built in the immediate surrounding of the nearby metro stations, filling the neighborhood with life again. Residen

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July 26, 2022

Driving climate protection forward together - the NetZero Emission Roadmap for autoclaved aerated concrete

The European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association EAACA recently presented a NetZero Roadmap for climate-friendly autoclaved aerated concrete. Xella is a member of the initiative and wants to work together to make the European construction industr

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July 21, 2022

Large-scale and digital construction in Plzeň in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, a new residential complex with more than 200 apartments is being built under the name "Bydlení Skvrňany", which will provide a home for many people in the future. For this purpose, the developing company Trigema relies on dig

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July 13, 2022

Xella France realizes equal treatment for women and men

In the "Index de l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes", Xella France achieves an exceptional 91 out of 100 points. A role model for the Xella Group.

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July 8, 2022

How a new cutter pays towards our sustainability goals

Xella's investment in a new autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) cutter at its factory in Vuren, Netherlands, not only improves the products that are made there. The investment also pays dividends toward the company's sustainability goals.

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July 5, 2022

How Xella's Multipor insulation brand becomes climate-neutral

As part of our commitment to fighting climate change, we are giving our customers the opportunity to make a measurable contribution to climate protection. Starting this year, for example, we are offsetting the CO2 emissions of our Multipor insulation

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July 1, 2022

Everyone is a pioneer at some point - it's an ongoing process

Michael Leicht is convinced that digitization can only succeed if everyone works together. In this interview, he talks about the state of digitization at Xella and his role as Chief Digitization Officer and Chief HR Officer.

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July 1, 2022

Everyone is a pioneer at some point - it's an ongoing process

Michael Leicht is convinced that digitization can only succeed if everyone works together. In this interview, he talks about the state of digitization at Xella and his role as Chief Digitization Officer and Chief HR Officer.

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June 23, 2022

Limburg city history safely stowed away with Hebel

With its move to the former Christus Koningkerk church in Heerlen, the Limburg Historical Center (HCL) gets a new and fire-proof home thanks to Hebel wall panels.

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June 15, 2022

Xella plant in Saint-Savin focuses on circular economy

The autoclaved aerated concrete plant in Saint-Savin is also the headquarters of Xella France. Here, 170,000 cubic meters of AAC are produced annually, enough for 6,000 houses.

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June 13, 2022

How Xella is taking up the fight against CO2 emissions

The construction and building industry is responsible for nearly 40 percent of global CO2 emissions. At Xella, we've made it our mission to change that. In 2021, we took a few steps forward.

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June 3, 2022

How Xella drives innovation in the company 

A forward-looking company is characterized by the commitment of its employees. Xella promotes their ideas in a well-designed innovation management system. Every two years, the Innovation Award recognizes the best internal ideas. 

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May 31, 2022

Multipor for historic water tower in Zabrze

Built in 1909, the water tower in Zabrze is no ordinary structure, combining a technical building with residential and office space. As a historically protected building, comprehensive insulation can only be carried out from the inside. Therefore, in

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May 24, 2022

The paperless construction site: Why Xella is supporting a pilot project at Leibniz University in Hanover

The paperless construction site has many benefits: it increases productivity on the construction site, facilitates project management and enables reliable construction documentation. The pilot project with Leibniz University in Hanover will show whet

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May 17, 2022

Digital building in the Kronprinzenviertel in Dortmund

It's a mammoth project that beta Eigenheim is currently tackling in downtown Dortmund: Hundreds of multi-family and single-family homes are currently being built in the so-called Kronprinzenviertel. This logistical challenge is being created with the

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May 11, 2022

Meeting the customer’s needs: Xella expands its construction services

Stricter regulation, escalating costs and lack of skilled workers: Xella meets the wide range of challenges within the construction industry with customized solutions.

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May 6, 2022

Driving circularity with AAC

Old becomes new – this is how the principle of the circular economy can be explained in very simple terms. Establishing a circular economy for our building materials is currently one of the most important projects for Xella. Two examples from Belgi

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May 2, 2022

Our ambitious roadmap to more sustainability

As one of the leading building material suppliers in the construction industry, we are aware of our responsibility to make this industry more sustainable. Learn more about our journey.

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April 22, 2022

Xella products as part of the first skyscraper in Slovakia   

With 45 floors, the Eurovea Tower is Bratislava's first real skyscraper. As part of the Eurovea venture, it is one of the largest construction projects in Slovakia's history. The second stage of the project, which is currently underway, has big goals

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March 31, 2022

How Xella encounters regulation to protect the environment

Increasingly strict regulations apply to the construction industry. So how does the Xella Group meet the increasing requirements to regulate CO2 emissions in the construction industry? 

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March 29, 2022

Building houses, planting trees

Xella products have won many awards for their sustainable properties. Ytong Energy+ is one of our most highly awarded products. Anyone who builds with it also makes a contribution to greater environmental protection.

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March 25, 2022

Spa hotel in Slovakia builds on Ytong and Silka

The Kozlišov spa hotel in Bojnice, Slovakia, had to close temporarily due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Those in charge used the break to renovate large parts of the resort's facilities and build a new spa house. Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete blocks

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March 24, 2022

Why efficient construction is not only sustainable but also a driver of the national economy  

Energy efficiency makes the German economy more competitive internationally. Because companies that use fewer resources operate more sustainably and invest their capital in innovations. 

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March 17, 2022

Ytong for Iceland 

Building a house with solid construction on the island of fire and ice is an adventure. With support from Xella Sweden, a team from Iceland successfully mastered it even between earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and snowstorms. 

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March 10, 2022

Ideal climate for art

Works of art gathering dust in dark storage rooms? The Boijmans van Beuningen depot breaks with this tradition. In Rotterdam's latest architectural masterpiece, the entire art collection is open to the public. The use of Silka products helped realizi

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March 3, 2022

How buildings made of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) and calcium silicate blocks store CO2

For several years now, we have been looking at how large the CO2 footprint of building materials such as autoclaved aerated concrete and calcium silicate blocks really is and how it can be reduced accordingly. A new study by Xella Technologie und For

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February 17, 2022

Sustainable Ytong and Multipor production at Turkey’s only “hybrid plant”

The Ytong plant in Çatalca, about 55 kilometers from the center of Istanbul, was commissioned by Türk Ytong in August 2015. In 2018 the production of Multipor was increased from 25,000 m³ to 50,000 m³.

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February 9, 2022

URSA materials in new Business School in Madrid

In October the new headquarters of the ESIC Marketing and Business School in Madrid opened its doors, which has expanded its facilities to accommodate more than 4,000 students. The huge project is applying for an awardfor its focus on energy efficien

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February 8, 2022

Not ecological? Autoclaved aerated concrete fact-checked

For many, autoclaved aerated concrete, or short AAC, does not seem like an ecological building material at first glance. Why is that? After all, it has a good ecological balance – among other things due to its excellent heat-insulating properties.

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February 4, 2022

Green roof and photovoltaics for the National Library in Luxembourg

Luxembourg's imposing National Library is located in the immediate vicinity of important EU institutions. The building is the largest roof insulation project in Multipor's history to date.

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February 1, 2022

We can't do without a circular economy

Establishing a circular economy for products like autoclaved aerated concrete or calcium silicate bricks is one of our most important projects. The consultancy LCEE Life Cycle Engineering Experts GmbH from Darmstadt, a spin-off of Darmstadt Technical

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January 27, 2022

Always up to date: Teodory

A lot has happened at our CSU plant in Teodory, Poland. Thanks to extensive investments, not only efficiency and product quality, but also plant safety have been significantly increased.

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January 25, 2022

Digital from start to finish

A new housing development in Borna near Leipzig relies on a pioneering concept: From the sale of the houses to the actual implementation on the construction site, the processes are designed digitally. This brings many advantages for everyone involved

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January 20, 2022

Higher energy efficiency is the royal road to CO2 reduction

The construction industry is an important lever for more climate protection. What are policymakers planning? And what impact will this have on companies, customers and other stakeholders? We asked Christian Noll, Chairman of the German Corporate Ener

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January 11, 2022

Xella to sell its insulation Business Unit URSA to Etex

Duisburg, January 11th, 2022: Xella announces today the sale of its insulation business unit URSA to Etex, a global building material manufacturer and pioneer in lightweight construction, headquartered in Belgium. The sale includes 13 production site

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January 7, 2022

Historic London shopping center modernized

The Whiteleys shopping gallery in London's Bayswater district has an impressive history: Around 100 years ago, the building complex was once considered the "largest shopping center in the world". Now it is the scene of one of the most impressive reno

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December 8, 2021

Historic Heating Plant gets insulated with Multipor

With an extensive renovation, the Jurkovič Heating Plant also needed new insulating properties. As external insulation is mostly not an option for historic buildings, the Multipor mineral thermal insulation boards saved the day for the renovation te

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December 3, 2021

FLAIR in Vienna: Digital, sustainable, award-winning

A unique project was recently completed in Vienna: Silka was used for the first time in Austria in the exterior wall of a digitally planned complex of apartments and terraced urban villas. Also a premiere: the project was certified with the GREENpass

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November 17, 2021

Sustainability and culture in the House of Hungarian Music

In the heart of Varosliget Park in Pest, Budapest's largest green space, beneath the canopy of bicentennial trees stands a modern dreamlike building that blends seamlessly into the green lung of the Hungarian capital. It is the House of Hungarian Mus

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November 12, 2021

Why we rely on partners and initiatives for more sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of our corporate strategy and our understanding of the future. To promote and implement greater sustainability throughout the construction industry, we rely on a wide variety of initiatives and partnerships. The rea

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November 11, 2021

Meeting the challenges of modern urban planning

How to successfully combine little building space and moderate rents while maintaining the urban identity of an area.

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November 8, 2021

How the production of AAC is becoming even more sustainable

Our recyclable construction and insulation materials promote the energy efficiency of buildings and contribute to environmental and climate protection. Nevertheless, we need natural resources for production and cause CO2 emissions. That’s why we ar

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November 7, 2021

The building material of the future

Our building and insulation materials support the energy efficiency of buildings and thus contribute to environmental and climate protection. We are constantly working to improve the CO2 footprint of our products even further. We are also looking for

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November 5, 2021

Exploiting and protecting nature

Short transport routes, sustainable recultivation, and full utilization: Mineralogist Dr. Hartmut Walther talks to us about how the resource sand can be mined in a CO2-saving way while protecting nature.

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November 4, 2021

How efficient insulation saves CO2 immediately  

Optimal insulation can reduce the energy demand of existing buildings by two thirds compared to today 

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October 29, 2021

COP26 and Xella: Our contribution to climate protection

In a few days, the world will come together to accelerate action to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP26 in Glasgow. Xella is also very aware of these goals and is contributing to the dec

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October 26, 2021

A “hospital city” made of Ytong

In Italy, the largest and most modern hospital in Apulia is currently being built on a total area of 26 hectares. Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is being used for this project.

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October 22, 2021

„No place for racism in our work environment.”

At Xella, management and HR are committed to a discrimination-free corporate culture – diversity is an essential value that plays a key role in our company. We are proud to be part of the “Love HR, hate Racism” initiative and committed to the f

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October 19, 2021

Relaunch xella.com: Discover our new website

Who we are and what we want to achieve, which brands belong to the Xella Group and what services we offer, how we drive innovation and embed sustainability in all our activities - you can find out all this on the new Xella Group website.

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October 12, 2021

First implementation of system elements in Switzerland

Digitally planned and progressing at a great pace: In Lommiswil, in Switzerland, a residential project is currently being executed with large-format Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete elements.

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October 8, 2021

What we mean by value-based corporate and leadership culture at Xella

As an employer of more than 7,000 employees in 25 countries, we at Xella take responsibility for our people. We rely on our employees and the regions in which we operate. In all aspects, we strive to be an attractive and reliable employer. That's why

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October 5, 2021

“Wood vs. autoclaved aerated concrete: same impact on climate”

When it comes to climate protection, the building and housing sector, as one of the largest CO2 emitters, has a special responsibility - at the same time, the savings potential in the building sector is enormous. There are various options for buildin

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September 28, 2021

Ytong plant in Pontenure celebrates 10th anniversary

The historic plant in northern Italy was taken over by Xella in 2011 to establish a strategic center for the Italian building materials market.

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September 22, 2021

Xella is a champion of digital transformation

Xella International GmbH is one of the champions of digital transformation in Germany. This is the result of a study conducted by Infront Consulting in cooperation with the renowned business magazine CAPITAL. Xella achieved the best rating in the “

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September 21, 2021

Towering high with Ursa insulation

A new “giant” will soon define the skyline of the Polish capital. The Varso Tower, Varso is Latin for Warsaw, is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021. With 53 floors and a height of 310 meters, it will be the tallest building in Poland and

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September 7, 2021

Autoclaved aerated concrete from Slovenia: energy-efficient and sustainably produced

The production of autoclaved aerated concrete in Slovenia began in 1977 in the small town of Kisovec in the Zasavje region, 50 kilometers east of Ljubljana. The production technology has steadily developed to new levels due to increasing demand – t

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August 31, 2021

Eden Rožnov shows the variability of Ytong and Silka

In the middle of the project, Xella was selected to provide a complete building solution made of Ytong and Silka. And so further apartments of the residential complex in the northern part of Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic, could be completed

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August 17, 2021

When tradition meets modernity

The “Church of Christ the Savior” in Prague's Barrandov district is a new landmark in the Czech capital. Xella CZ was able to meet the requirements for interior insulation with Multipor as the ideal solution.

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August 13, 2021

Sustainability of AAC: innovations and research are crucial

The construction industry is considered one of the biggest consumers of resources and energy. For this reason, it has a special role to play in climate protection. Our focus: offering solutions that are durable, ecological, and recyclable – and yet

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August 3, 2021

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) announced at the Xella Group

Effective August 1, 2021, Davide Papavero has assumed responsibility as Chief Technology Officer of the Xella Group and is also a member of the Executive Committee. He reports to the Group CEO Christophe Clemente and will cover both business units Bu

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July 27, 2021

More energy efficiency with photovoltaic systems

In April 2021 the first photovoltaic system was commissioned on the roof of the Xella production plant in Atella, Italy and covers now 60 to 65 percent of the energy needs of the production plant. More systems are coming in 2022.

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July 22, 2021

Energetic and comfortable living in the suburbs of Zurich.

Ytong Thermobloc 08 provides a comfortable indoor climate in the two new residential buildings "Karl" and "August" with a total of 55 apartments, while other Ytong products ensure the load-bearing capacity of the buildings.

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July 14, 2021

Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer (CSCO) announced at the Xella Group

Xella Group announces the appointment of Cécile Fages to the role of Chief Sustainability & Communications Officer effective July 6, 2021. Cécile Fages will report directly to Christophe Clemente, CEO of the Xella Group, and will become a member of

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July 13, 2021

Sand – the quality is decisive

High-quality quartz sand is one of the most important raw materials for our products. The continued existence of our production is largely dependent on the quality and security of supply of the sand. To this end, samples from sand deposits are regula

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July 7, 2021

De Hazelaar: Fit for the future

Our De Hazelaar calcium silicate plant in Koningsbosch in the Netherlands, is fully committed to robotization and digitalization. Plant manager Richard Parren explains how this traditional plant is preparing for the future.

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June 2, 2021

Planned digitally, built in large format

The construction of the SEKO complex housing project in Trenčín, Slovakia, in which Xella's large-format elements Silka Tempo are used for load-bearing walls and Ytong Jumbo for non-load-bearing interior walls, is progressing in great strides.

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May 25, 2021

AAC made in Austria

Anyone buying autoclaved aerated concrete in Austria can be fairly certain that it has been produced in Loosdorf. After all, Xella’s plant there is the only production facility in the entire country. And this is definitely not the only interesting

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May 18, 2021

Providing housing where it is needed

In 2020, the construction of one of the largest housing projects in Slovenia began. More than 4,000 m3 of Xella products are to be used for the creation of the “Pod Pekrsko gorco” neighborhood in Maribor.

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May 14, 2021

Sustainable warehouse on a large scale

The Swedish DIY chain Jula recently had its central warehouse in Skara expanded to become the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Large-format Hebel and Ytong elements were used in the process.

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May 5, 2021

One floor per week: Building in record time in Amsterdam

In the Dutch metropolis 449 high-quality apartments are being built at brisk speed. In the realization of the project Het Dok, a strict plan for the pre-positioning of interior walls and prefabricated Ytong façade elements ensure fastest constructio

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April 30, 2021

What you need to know about blue.sprint

Xella is developing from a building materials manufacturer to a sustainable solution provider offering comprehensive services to optimize the entire construction process. Our field of innovation is primarily about combining analog building materials

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April 27, 2021

AAC in earthquake zones?

Earthquake resistance is one of the greatest challenges for modern building materials. With the help of laboratory tests and simulations based on them, we are working on setting up our products for such extreme requirements.

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April 22, 2021

Measurably sustainable: Xella releases Sustainability Report 2020

In the new sustainability report, Xella makes its sustainability ambitions and targets transparent and measurable.

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April 20, 2021

Ytong wins Superbrands Award

The expert panel of the “Business Superbrands” brand evaluation programme in Slovakia has honored Ytong with an award in 2021.

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April 15, 2021

Xella Sustainability Report is coming soon

Mark your calendars for April 22, 2021. We will publish our new Sustainability Report.

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April 8, 2021

“Safe work, safe life” at the Żabinko plant

The plant in Żabinko is one of seven calcium silicate plants operating under the umbrella of Xella Polska. There has not been a single work accident there for more than 1,200 days. A record that is something to be proud of.

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March 31, 2021

Xella T&F launches pilot project cooperation

The new robotization pilot project Hadrian X from Xella Technologie & Forschung is launched in cooperation with Fast Brick Robotics from Australia.

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March 30, 2021

Our goal: Driving innovative strength

Innovation management, basic research, and technological development: This is the foundation on which we position the Xella Group for the future and meeting societal as well as industry-specific challenges – be it climate protection, energy savings

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March 24, 2021

Our goal: Responsible leadership

As a company, we take our economic and social role very seriously and want to be a fair, reliable and trustworthy partner to our customers, business partners and employees. In order to always comply with ethical and legal standards in our business ac

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March 18, 2021

Ensure quality at all levels

Every year, Xella Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft carries out over 7,000 tests to ensure the quality of our autoclaved aerated concrete, calcium silicate bricks, and mineral insulation boards, starting with the raw materials used and ending w

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March 16, 2021

Our goal: Safe work

Safety in the workplace is a top priority at Xella. That's why we see it as a matter of course to promote the long-term health of our employees and ensure their safety. We want our employees to go home from work every day healthy and unharmed.

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March 10, 2021

Assembly at the push of a button: The Spider Crane

Mini cranes are playing an increasingly important role in the assembly of large-format systems. In Poland, the custom-built Spider Crane is being used.

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March 3, 2021

Our goal: A strong team

Our employees form the basis of our long-term success. We want to be an attractive employer in all respects. High-quality training at Xella and investments in our employees' qualifications contribute to this, as do fair, performance-based remuneratio

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February 24, 2021

Our goal: Improving circular economy capabilities

Our building materials consist mainly of natural raw materials and are almost completely recyclable. URSA insulation products are already largely made from reused materials. Therefore, the conversion of value chains to value cycles makes sense for us

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February 17, 2021

Our goal: Reduce CO2 emission intensity by 30% by 2030

With our recyclable construction and insulation materials, we promote the energy efficiency of buildings and thus contribute to environmental and climate protection. However, to manufacture these products we need natural resources and cause CO2 emiss

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February 10, 2021

Xella supports UN Sustainable Development Goals

With our business model, we have a high level of positive impact opportunities. To actively leverage this, we sharpened our ESG focus as part of the review of our Sustainability Strategy 2020 and worked out how our strategy can contribute to achievin

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February 3, 2021

Acting responsibly: Xella joined UN Global Compact

Xella Group has joined the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance: The United Nations Global Compact. Xella is committed to the ten sustainable principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the

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January 26, 2021

Xella sets itself clear ESG goals

Xella has a powerful business model with multiple opportunities for a positive sustainability impact. Therefore, we want to actively contribute to a more sustainable development of our society and the economy.

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January 19, 2021

Student competition: Housing concepts of the near future

Xella CZ/SK is calling for the 26th International Student Competition, in which aspiring architects in the Czech Republic and Slovakia can submit their designs for the housing of tomorrow.

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January 12, 2021

Fire-protection with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

In order to develop fire-proof, safe products, Xella regularly conducts fire resistance tests

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January 5, 2021

A revolution on the construction site

Large-format building is a trend for the future in the modern construction industry and has long been established at Xella. Cranes - especially mini cranes - provide assistance. They facilitate operations on tight construction sites, carry heavy load

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December 22, 2020

Construction Services by Xella

Niels van der Wouden will be the new Head of Construction Services for our business unit Building Materials from 2021 on to facilitate and accelerate the set-up and expansion of one of our focus activities in the next years.

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December 17, 2020

Excellent logistics for Brussels

At Xella in Belgium, the nearby Scheldt is now frequently used to transport Ytong or Silka blocks. For a sustainable construction project in the center of Brussels, the waterway was even decisive in winning the contract.

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December 16, 2020

Dialog with our stakeholders and our essential sustainability topics

Our mission is to enable energy-efficient, affordable and long-lasting housing - and to provide as sustainably as possible. To achieve this goal and keep improving, we are in constant exchange with our stakeholders.

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December 10, 2020

CIO of the year – Xella Team TOP 5

It was a real tour de force. Since 2016, Dr. Michael Baars together with his successor as Xella-CIO, Florian Ziegler, has turned the entire Xella IT upside down and restructured the IT for the future.

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December 8, 2020

Sustainability at Xella: Best in Class in our industry

The reputable ESG rating agency Sustainalytics has given Xella a rating of 18.3, putting Xella in first place out of all 115 companies in the building materials sector assessed by Sustainalytics. Sustainalytics therefore classifies the risk of financ

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December 1, 2020

Transport over Water

Trucks that are on the road to bring construction materials to the construction site are a familiar sight. But Ytong or Silka blocks that are transported by ship are less visible. In Belgium, however, this type of transport has been used more and mor

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November 30, 2020

Energy efficient and affordable housing – delivered sustainably.

Xella stands for innovative, safe and sustainable building and insulation materials and is the solution provider for energy-efficient, healthy and cost-optimized construction. Thus, our product portfolio contributes to decarbonization and to a low-ca

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November 24, 2020

Transport over Water

Trucks that are on the road to bring construction materials to the construction site are a familiar sight. But Ytong or Silka blocks that are transported by ship are less visible. In Belgium, however, this type of transport has been used more and mor

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November 19, 2020

Meeting increasing requirements

Whether autoclaved aerated concrete, calcium silicate units or mineral insulation boards - the Xella Group's product family is diverse. In order to be fit for the future, Xella is researching to align them to new markets.

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November 13, 2020

Sustainable building in large format

In Nieuwegein, the new distribution center of the Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo is being built with Hebel products.

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November 5, 2020

Starting with the raw materials

What are the requirements for our products and how do we manage to meet them? An important component of quality assurance at Xella is the control of the raw materials which are used.

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November 3, 2020

Fire, water, steel and AAC

Fire resistance is a decisive criterion in construction. Even in a building full of water: A project in the Dutch city of Monster shows how large-format Hebel panels are used in the reconstruction of a swimming pool.

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October 22, 2020

The raw material autoclaved aerated concrete

Whether autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) powder, which is recycled from production, or AAC from demolition projects, which is recycled according to type, is used in the production of new blocks makes no difference in principle.

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October 20, 2020

Fine wine thanks to good Insulation

In Vila-rodona, a small municipality north of Tarragona in Spain, facilities of a winery of the producer Castell d’Or were expanded with Ursa Products.

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October 15, 2020

Xella becomes a member of the Center Construction Robotics and designs the construction site of the future

With the Center Construction Robotics, the construction site of the future is being created on the RWTH Aachen campus with the participation of renowned industrial partners.

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October 8, 2020

Recycling without quality loss

What can be used in the recycled end-product and what cannot? The decisive factor for our quality standard in the use of post-demolition autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) is the sorting accuracy.

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September 29, 2020

Building expertise in online magazine

Under the motto "gemeinsam. besser. bauen" ("together. better. build"), Xella provides interesting information on current topics from the German construction industry in its new online magazine.

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September 24, 2020

Sorting is where it all comes down to

Xella's cooperation with Otto Dörner and Holcim shows how autoclaved aerated concrete residues are processed and reused in the manufacture of new products.

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September 17, 2020

In 2,5 years to the holiday park

Marissa Park at Lake Dümmer See in Lower Saxony is growing and growing. In the meantime, large parts of the holiday home settlement have already been completed and it is already possible to have a look inside the houses. The project is well on sched

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September 10, 2020

Close the circle: Recycling of autoclaved aerated concrete

Xella pursues three circulation models to return autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) residues to the production cycle: This involves residues from production, from the construction site and even AAC residues from demolition and dismantling projects.

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August 27, 2020

Cradle to Cradle: Recycling at Xella

For Xella, the circular economy is of enormous importance. The motivation for this are the legal framework conditions of the EU as well as the environmental aspect and the economic factor. The core of the circular economy is the Cradle to Cradle conc

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August 20, 2020

Modern building material meets classic architectural style

The Pr'Gromo farm in Slovenia shows how to build a modern house from autoclaved aerated concrete while still retaining the traditional character of a village.

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August 13, 2020

Xella T&F develops building materials of tomorrow

As one of the few European companies in the building materials industry, Xella operates its own technology and research company (Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft / T&F) near Berlin.

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July 16, 2020

Robert Turski new president of the EAACA

Robert Turski, CEO of Xella Polska, has been elected the new president of the European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA).

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July 7, 2020

Old silo converted with Ytong

A new district is being built in the Basel district of Erlenmatt Ost in Switzerland. A silo that was built there in 1912 has now been converted into a multifunctional place for the community.

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June 30, 2020

New housing estate: digital planning, efficient execution

The megatrends sustainability, digitalization and affordability set the pace for the industry. The Kirchenstieg construction project is a model example from practice - making the construction work as efficient and reliable as possible.

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June 23, 2020

Reconstruction of Bundesliga stadium with Xella building materials

Ytong, Multipor and Hebel products are used in the reconstruction of the home of Karlsruher SC, a German 2. Bundesliga team.

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June 18, 2020

New Xella sustainability manager for Scandinavia

Johan Vestergaard is technical director at Xella Scandinavia and since June also responsible for sustainability in the Nordic market

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June 8, 2020

Florian Ziegler appointed new CIO of Xella Group IT

Florian Ziegler takes over the position from Dr. Michael Baars and is now responsible for the entire IT unit of the Xella Group.

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June 3, 2020

Large formats – building elements of the future

A complex residential construction project with 24 residential units in Slovakia shows how large-format building enables efficient and rapid construction.

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May 19, 2020

Innovative process shortens high-rise construction by three months

Creative solution and intelligent cooperation between the crafts saves a lot of time during the construction of the 23-storey residential tower "De Hoge Regentesse" and masters logistical challenges of the small, central building site in The Hague.

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May 6, 2020

Digital planning optimizes building projects

The construction industry is in upheaval. Learn how digital planning of construction projects can make an efficient contribution here.

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April 30, 2020

Training at Xella

The construction industry trains apprentices. In an interview, our trainee Manolya Sener explains how this works at Xella – especially in times of Corona.

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March 31, 2020

Large-format and solid construction in record time

Reach the finished room height with only one stroke? This is possible with the storey-high Ytong System Wall Elements (SWE).

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March 3, 2020

Awards in Austria show: You can build on Xella when it comes to sustainability!

Anyone who wants to build or renovate in Austria in a sustainable manner can hardly do without Xella products. This has been proven by the awarding of two renowned prizes.

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February 11, 2020

digitalBAU 2020: Xella presents digital planning for more efficiency in construction

'Rethinking building: As a pioneer of digitalization in the construction industry, the Xella Group will be one of the few building materials manufacturers with its own booth and innovative solutions.

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February 6, 2020

Innovative stadium concept realized with Ytong

The VTB Arena in Moscow is home to local club and first division team of FC Dynamo Moscow since 2019. But there is more to this stadium than just football.

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December 3, 2019

Two awards for Xella in Central Europe

Ytong is the most trustworthy construction materials brand on the Czech Market and Xella Slovensko takes the 3rd place as company of the year

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November 11, 2019

Xella trainee day 2019

Mutual exchange, networking and interdisciplinary cooperation – these are the basic ideas for our annual trainee meetings.

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October 22, 2019

Delitzsch celebrates 25 years of URSA

In 2019 URSA Germany celebrates a special anniversary – 25 years of mineral wool made in our Delitzsch plant in Saxony. History shows, that quality “Made in Germany” and innovation are valuable pillars of a forward-thinking company.

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October 4, 2019

Xella supports creative minds

Xella is not only a producer of high-quality building materials, the company also wants to support those who use these materials to create spaces to live and work in.

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September 13, 2019

Two projects prove the ability of the Ytong CascoSystem

Compact, light and ready to go to the construction site; Xella's Ytong CascoSystem is the answer to today's building challenges.

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August 30, 2019

New life for an ancient monastery

When new life is breathed in to an old building, past and present come together and great results can be achieved. In this particular case, an almost 900 year old monastery that hosted monks for many centuries, became a temporary home for those look

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August 23, 2019

Building in accordance with the course of the sun

In densely built-up areas, it can quickly happen that higher parts of buildings "steal" sunlight from others. A creative and innovative solution was found for this problem in Groningen, Netherlands.

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August 13, 2019

URSA insulation in the largest spherical building in the world

Experts agree: the most efficient energy saving measure is insulation. Consequently, the Energy Museum of Kazakhstan could only have insulation of the highest quality for its newly renovated premises.

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July 26, 2019

From the Xella Student Competition to the 2019 Bauwelt Prize

Christoph Richter won the Xella Student Competition Prize barely ten years ago. Naturally, his proposal was not implemented at the time. Things have changed in the meantime and his completed buildings – designed with his partner – are still prize

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May 7, 2019

Xella Romania supports construction of children's hospital

Xella Romania contributes to the construction of the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania by donating more than 1,700 sqm of tailor made Ytong blocks.

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April 30, 2019

New opening of the Silka plant in Teodory

Since Xella Polska took over the plant in Teodory, it has been constantly modernized. Eight autoclaves were replaced, for which a special hall was built. Also the press and the system of curing cars were upgraded. Now, in only a few months’ time, t

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April 24, 2019

24th Xella student competition in the Czech Republic

Buildings of the future. Architecture students present their ideas for the Dream Tower and the final point of the boulevard in Prague's Nové Butvice quarter at the 24th Xella student competition in the Czech Republic.