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April 24, 2024

Employee well-being and safety are not only a priority

While environmental sustainability is a critical factor for us, the well-being and the safety of our employees are not only priorities but core values. How we focus on our people and provide them with development opportunities.

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April 18, 2024

Achieving circularity on different paths

Developing products and processes that use less CO2, providing a safe and inclusive workplace, or making our products more circular: at Xella, we play a proactive role in reducing our environmental impact and work hard to become more sustainable. Whe

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April 4, 2024

How Xella reduces CO2 emissions on a large scale

We prioritize sustainability by developing products and processes that use less CO2 emissions, eliminate waste and increase the reuse or recycling of products. We're also committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace. Today's focus: our effor

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April 2, 2024

Meet today ... Jelena Stanojević

Architect, communicator, business strategist: Jelena is a person of many faces - not only in her job as Product Manager, where she has just been promoted to be responsible for the entire Alpe-Adria region. While she loves being in constant contact wi

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March 27, 2024

ESG Report 2023: Building a better tomorrow

In an exceptional year, we stayed true to our commitment to our sustainability strategy and goals, delivering measurable results across all pillars.

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March 25, 2024

Building Belgium's Future with Innovation and Quality

In the dynamic landscape of Belgium's building industry, innovation and new ways of working stand out. Several projects showcase the cooperation between Xella and BILDIN, pioneering builders, that have won the category of “most promising” young c

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March 20, 2024

Meet today…Peter Rasmussen

From handling pressure and making important decisions as a referee in the Champions League to establishing our Hebel brand in Denmark – Meet Peter Rasmussen, who joined Xella in October as Key Account Manager.

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March 13, 2024

Xella Hungary Energy renovation: Insulation mission accomplished by students

The Hild József Construction Technical College in Győr has been successfully educating students for 78 years. Currently there are about 600 students who are taught in traditional and modern architectural and construction techniques – and not just

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March 11, 2024

Educating future builders with innovative approaches

The 60th anniversary of the Mikolaj Kopernik School was recently celebrated in Ruda Śląska in Poland. Under the guidance of Xella Poland, students were able to try their hand at bricklaying with Ytong blocks and also work with the support of an inn

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March 8, 2024

Meet today … Ingrid Quantin

Our French colleague Ingrid Quantin has a close family connection to the construction industry - Xella is far from the first stop in her long career in this sector. With a wealth of experience and well thought out strategies, she has been an autoclav

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March 6, 2024

Transforming a Former Distillery with Ytong

Witness a historic distillery's transformation in Pentenried, Germany. With Ytong autoclaved aerated concrete, the project blends tradition and innovation, revitalizing the community’s cultural legacy.

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March 4, 2024

How to build a university in Gothenburg in Sweden

The new Natrium Science Building unites a large part of the Faculty of Science at the University of Gothenburg under one roof. The scientific work placed special demands on the building material.

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February 28, 2024

Meet today … Marko Trifunović

As a building instructor, Marko Trifunović follows the footsteps of his father, who worked in the same position as a building instructor at Xella Srbija for many years. He tells us what fascinates him about this job and how it has changed since then

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February 26, 2024

New living spaces in Germany: The Paulshöfe in Düsseldorf are being built with the help of digital planning tools

In the west of Germany, close to the Rhine and Benrath Palace, a new residential area is being built that combines modern living with historical charm - in its rapid completion the use of digital planning tools plays a decisive role.

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February 23, 2024

“As a master demonstrator, I show the trainees and old hands tips and tricks“

Steffen Weißer is a master demonstrator at Xella Germany GmbH. A job many don't know about, but essential in construction. He teaches contractors how to build code-compliant masonry with our "in-house" products, supports builders, and has a survival

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February 16, 2024

Producing large-size AAC panels in our Ostrołęka plant in Poland

A new form of large-size Ytong panels is produced in Ostrołęka, Poland. The investment of Xella Group in a new installation was realized together with Aircrete Europe. How it's been done:

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February 13, 2024

Meet today... Sanda Ionescu

As an Advisor in Process Engineering, Sanda monitors the daily Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) production process at Xella Romania's plant in Deva. As an artist she gives free rein to her feelings in her passion for painting and is thinking of cont

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February 9, 2024

Anyone can come up with a valuable idea.

Boiko Penev is a Product & Innovation Manager at Xella Bulgaria. He not only combines many years of experience, a passion for innovation and ecological awareness, but he also has expertise in many other different fields.

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February 7, 2024

From Foundation to Masterpiece: Xella Products in the World of Arts

What do our products have to do with the arts? Four stories that showcase the aesthetic and functional properties of our versatile materials in very different ways. Find out how they are used in museums as more than just a simple building material.

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February 2, 2024

Kineum in Gothenburg: Built to connect

Always in motion and a bustling hub of activity: this is how the Kineum is perceived. In an area characterized by daily traffic and nightly abandonment, the extraordinary skyscraper brings new life to Gothenburg's Gårda district. Inside, the Ytong w

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January 25, 2024

Designing innovative and sustainable in Serbia

As Head of Innovation in Belgrade, Edin Dalifi, is well aware of the expectations that the construction industry in Southern Europe has of Xella - and he knows how to meet them.

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January 19, 2024

How artificial intelligence helps prioritize safety at Xella’s production plants

Safety has always been at the forefront in Xella’s production plants, and its production plant in Hrušovany near Brno, Czech Republic, is no exception. The plant has recently implemented a cutting-edge smart vision technology to elevate employee h

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January 17, 2024

Meet today... Regina Lindackers

Regina Lindackers has been with Xella for 20 years and with Xella International for seven. She is responsible for all matters relating to design and corporate design and supports colleagues in the creation of graphics, videos, etc. She has learned a

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January 15, 2024

Silka Construct facilitates Monnickendam apartment project

On the edge of the picturesque city center of Monnickendam, construction is underway on an apartment complex with 41 residential units for rental. The shell construction is special and demonstrates innovative insight and is taken care of by Xella Net

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January 12, 2024

Energy efficiency and cost savings at their best in the Czech Republic

The first passive apartment building in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, also preserves the character of the industrial tradition on which the town was built. Based on a BIM model supplied by Xella, using large-size calcium-silicate blocks for the e

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January 5, 2024

Withstands to 1,000 degrees of heat

Preventing fire protection saves lives. Mineral building materials such as Ytong, Hebel and Multipor are inherently non-combustible. They meet fire safety requirements without the need for additional measures. This not only benefits the building owne

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January 3, 2024

How to find completely new solution to build in Europe

Project manager Elly Van Overmeire faced many challenges during the development of the new Ytong 07. At some stages, they turned into a real thrill - for the entire international Xella team.

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December 20, 2023

Xella Poland's dedication to inclusivity: empowering people with disabilities

By supporting the Warsaw-based “Vis Major Guide Dog Foundation”, Xella shows its dedication to fostering inclusivity and diminishing disparities, particularly for individuals with disabilities, notably the visually impaired. 

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December 18, 2023

Meet today ....  Dr. Lorenzo Miccoli

Meet Dr. Lorenzo Miccoli, a building engineer whose career spans continents. Currently researching about the future of building materials at Xella's Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Miccoli's international experiences drive his quest for

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December 13, 2023

Xella Netherlands switches to recycled and reusable plastic pallets

As the first construction manufacturer in the Netherlands, Xella replaces traditional wooden pallets with pallets made from recycled plastic. These can be tracked everywhere via an RFID chip and can be reused in conjunction with a return system using

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December 1, 2023

Creating homes with Habitat for Humanity

Everyone should have access to affordable and safe housing and deserves the opportunity to build a stable and meaningful life. This is the reason why Xella is supporting the construction of social housing in Valaská, Slovakia, as a "Habitat for Huma

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November 29, 2023

Meet today... Salih Osman

Salih's quest for a good education led him to a Danish university, Xella awakened his love for single-family homes - and this year the fascination with 3D design led him to his position as BIM Manager.

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November 24, 2023

Building together – Why Xella supports Habitat for Humanity

The Xella Group is much more than an employer of 5200 employees at 22 international locations. We are also a responsible neighbor to all residents, a discussion partner for social initiatives, and a helper in times of need. These are some reasons wh

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November 22, 2023

Meet today … Peter Zijderveld

Whether work planner in the construction department, assembly planning or project leader: Peter Zijderveld has already done a wide variety of jobs at Xellaand never lost the fun of it. In his spare time, he can switch off best behind the drum kit.

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November 17, 2023

Park Lane at Tour & Taxis: a brand new residential neighborhood, built with a heart for sustainability

One of the most inspiring real estate developments in Brussels combines living, working, shopping and entertainment. Designed using three-dimensional BIM methods and supplied with calcium-silicate blocks by waterway, it is a showcase for sustainabili

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November 13, 2023

Renovation is good, monitoring with moisture meters is better

When a historic barn was renovated with Multipor, moisture meters were installed in the walls to monitor over a period of many years whether the autoclaved aerated concrete was creating a healthy indoor climate. Why the project is now attracting many

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November 8, 2023

Meet.... Iván Ozorák

As Head of Customer Service in Hungary, Iván Ozorák connects people and processes. As an Aikidōka, the martial artist trains young and old alike in courage, compassion, and loyalty. For him, Aikido is the perfect complement to his life.

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November 2, 2023

Meet today ... Stefaan Du-Tré

A passion for buildings and geometry has been with BIM Manager Stefaan Du-Tre since his youth. How the Belgian went from plaster ornaments to digital construction.

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October 31, 2023

Renovation and new construction with interior insulation at Papieri Areal in Cham in Switzerland

At the Papieri Areal in Cham in Switzerland, several former factory buildings are shining in new splendor - alongside striking new buildings, they are preserving the historic site sustainably. This is how Multipor interior insulation has supported th

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October 27, 2023

An affordable and eco-friendly shopping village for Uppsala

In the Lindbacken district of Uppsala, Sweden, there has long been a desire for local shopping. Now it is a reality - and the decision was made together with the citizens. Why Xella has come to supply almost the entire trading village.

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October 25, 2023

Build more sustainably and efficiently with digital installation aids

Xella's key goals are to make building simpler, more sustainable and, especially, more efficient. As part of a research project at the German University RWTH Aachen, the company has now taken another step forward.

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October 23, 2023

Safety is not a given

A look at the anniversaries of recent weeks at the German Xella plants reveals: there are many reasons to be proud. #Team Wankum: 2 years accident-free #Team Möllenhagen: 1 year accident-free #Team Cologne-"Porz": 2 years accident-free #Team Schönb

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October 19, 2023

Meet today: Joakim Wandegren

Joakim Wandegren has been Head of Technical and Sustainability for Scandinavia since December 2022. Thanks to his previous work experience at Xella and his return to the company, he is now even more confident in speaking with customers, stakeholders,

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October 17, 2023

Expansion and modernization: How the German City of Plauen created attractive living space

Inner-city living space is scarce and in high demand. An example from the city of Plauen in southwest Saxony shows how it is possible to turn a mostly empty prefabricated building into an attractive living space.

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October 11, 2023

Meet today ... Katrin Mülstroh

Growing up, Katrin Mülstroh always loved to go to the hardware store and touch everything. This makes the self-confessed hapticist just the right person to be managing a Silka plant in Colbitz, Saxony-Anhalt. She tells us why she started out repairi

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October 5, 2023

Meet today... Sebastian Ivan

As a passionate BIM manager, Sebastian Ivan believes in the digital future of Romania - and together with his colleagues, he has been successfully driving it forward for twelve years. Before joining Xella and moving to his favorite Romanian city, Clu

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September 28, 2023

Innovation at Xella Hungary: learning, listening, and leading

Learning and listening are the most important prerequisites for new ideas, says Anna Varga, responsible for innovation at Xella Hungary. Creative chaos comes later. 

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September 26, 2023

How an old bakery building becomes a modern residential project with a historic facade

The shortage of living space in cities often means that historic buildings have to make way for new construction projects. The Rezidencia Kesselbauer housing project in Slovakia shows that this can be done differently: the facade of a bakery was pres

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September 20, 2023

Meet today… Joanna Czernikiewicz

When BIM engineer Joanna wants to do something, she does it! Whether it's taking additional courses, taking on a speaking role at a conference or asserting herself in a male-dominated field.

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September 15, 2023

When brick meets Multipor: the restoration of Unesco Malbork Castle in Poland

When it comes to insulating historic buildings, contractors like to use Xella's Multipor mineral insulation boards. They are currently being used in the restoration of the largest brick castle in the world.

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September 13, 2023

Meet today… Sebastian Dima

Always on the move, whether on wheels or feet: Country Supply Chain Manager Sebastian Dima navigates and improves not only the path of logistics at Xella Romania, but also that of his colleagues.

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September 8, 2023

66 million years of history, enclosed in Silka Calcium Silicate

At the former Boesdal limestone quarry at Stevns Klint in Denmark, a new visitor center is being built to show the long history of the site through its fossil record. It is all too fitting that the visitor center is being built of Silka Calcium Silic

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September 6, 2023

Meet today… Lucie Šnajdrová

From a young age, Lucie Šnajdrová has been pursuing a dream: to provide a home for people. As project manager for large scale products, she now makes these dreams come true.

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September 1, 2023

How Xella Romania maintains and builds contacts with young generations

When it comes to attracting young people to the construction industry, Xella Romania gets everyone on board and starts engaging with future builders, architects, and engineers while they are still in school.

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August 30, 2023

"I am an optimist by nature“

More than any other European country, the French government is committed to sustainability. This is a particular challenge for Arnaud Porte, Technical and Development Director and Head of Innovation at Xella France. But he knows how to tackle it.

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August 28, 2023

How to renovate and insulate a listed paper factory

An almost hundred years old paper factory in Switzerland is being transformed into a new living and working space with an industrial flair. The former warehouse is already finished: Careful preparation, targeted use of sustainable building materials,

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August 22, 2023

Meet today... Hubert Fandree

Hubert Fandree is a Key Account Manager at Xella Germany, and a "Ytong man through and through." Reason enough to ask him about his personal story with his favorite building material in the anniversary year "100 years of autoclaved aerated concrete."

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August 9, 2023

Meet today... Berit Straube

Dr. Berit Straube has started her work for Xella in 2001. Since 2006, she has been the Head of Product and Process Research at the Xella Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft mbH. Learn more about her way of leadership and her engagement for sustai

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August 7, 2023

Norway discovers the potential of storey high Ytong wall elements

Xella is known for its efficient, affordable and sustainable solutions. And sometimes it helps a lot that certain products are already established in other countries of the Xella Group. This is shown by the construction of the Haugsbygd Arena in the

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August 2, 2023

From Products to Partnerships: Xella's Construction Services transforming the market

The emergence of construction services has been a game-changer for Xella’s customers, who now receive building materials and many services from a single source in many countries. Here is how Xella and its Construction Services is spreading across E

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July 31, 2023

How Xella solutions are shaping the future of living in Milan

How are we going to live in the future? In Milan, a pioneering residential project is currently being built on the site of an old factory. In addition to 89 apartments of various sizes, a garden is being planned that will not only bring more greenery

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July 26, 2023

Meet … Michał Zieliński

Leading a double life as an engineer and an actor - Michał knows how these roles fit together, having lived them both for nine years: At Xella Polska, he is an ambitious BIM engineer, but in his spare time he performs on stage in Poland's largest pr

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July 19, 2023

Sustainable and energy-autonomous: The future of housing is being created in Romania

This showcase project in Romania demonstrates just how serious we are when we say in our brand claim that we are building a sustainable world. Our products are part of a residential complex that demonstrates how to live in a sustainable and energy-au

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July 17, 2023

Building faster and more efficiently with large formats and digital solutions

Cities are becoming increasingly crowded. It is therefore necessary to find affordable, sustainable and energy-efficient solutions. The example of the Czech Republic shows the contribution that large-scale construction and digital solutions can make.

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July 12, 2023

Meet today... Normann G. Karlsen

If a fellow handball player hadn't asked Normann G. Karlsen to do this one job about 30 years ago, he might have ended up in a different line of work. Since January 2023, Normann Karlsen has been Sales Director in Denmark. Why he never wanted to do a

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July 10, 2023

Student Competition: How to turn an unsightly harbour area into an urban jewel?

Xella's 28th architecture competition for students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland was a great success. The number and quality of their projects was exceptionally high.

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July 6, 2023

BIMpressive in Romania: Educating the market on digitalization

In Romania, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is slowly gaining momentum: BIM Manager Sebastian Ivan is at the forefront of educating the market and providing training to architects and engineers in the use of BIM.

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July 5, 2023

Why the future belongs to autoclaved aerated concrete

In 2023, AAC celebrates its 100th birthday as efficient building solution addressing the challenges and needs of the international construction industry to be more sustainable than ever.

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July 3, 2023

Xella Germany is reinventing customer communication

Building projects have never been so transparent for Xella customers: Xella Germany uses the "PlanXchange" platform for efficient construction planning with Silka XL Plus blocks. Xella's own features further simplify communication with customers.

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June 28, 2023

Meet today... Dr. Isabel Effert

As Project Manager Digital Building Solutions & Transformation Isabel Effert is part of the digital team and is driving Xella's transformation.

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June 26, 2023

Sustainable building and circularity: pilot project in Southern Germany

An important pillar of Xella's sustainability strategy is circularity. The company has set itself the goal of eliminating all leftovers from autoclaved aerated concrete production from landfills by 2025. A pilot project near Munich in Germany is demo

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June 23, 2023

AAC: Stable even when the earth shakes

Building safety is a key factor in preventing loss of life during natural disasters. That's why experts are studying the resistance of autoclaved aerated concrete. The Ytong material is as strong as other masonry.

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June 21, 2023

Innovation with patience, teamwork and together with customers

Elly Van Overmeire has been driving innovation at Ytong and Xella for almost 30 years. She's worth listening to.

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June 16, 2023

First Xella shipping on the Danube in Southeastern Europe

The first shipment of Xella materials from Serbia to Romania saved almost 70 tons of CO2. And there are even more advantages to shipping by water instead of road.

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June 14, 2023

Meet today... Marcin Maś

Marcin Maś is Xella's first Lean Manager. He brings safety to the plants in Poland - because he likes to work with people and knows what he is capable of.

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June 12, 2023

Powered by renewables: new photovoltaic system installed at the Pontenure plant in Italy

One of our most important missions is to produce energy more efficiently. To this end, we have already installed photovoltaic systems at many sites. At the beginning of May, another plant in Italy was put into operation. Others will follow.

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June 9, 2023

Seven theses on the future of digital construction

"Living Tomorrow" is the name of Europe's largest innovation campus, which among other things aims to make today's building solutions fit for the future. Xella has been a partner here for more than 30 years - currently also with a commitment in the "

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June 7, 2023

Innovation in Poland: creating value for customers 

What makes people innovative? Wojciech Rogala knows all about it. As head of Innovation at Xella Poland, he faces some very special challenges. 

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May 31, 2023

Meet today ... Aleksandra Kwapis

When Aleksandra Kwapis joined the accounting department of Xella Polska in 2007, no one would have guessed that in January 2023 she would hold the position of Head of Business Analytics for the Xella Group. Everyone except herself. Because she's alwa

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May 26, 2023

How autoclaved aerated concrete helps building IKEA's new central warehouse in Norway

Furniture manufacturer IKEA is currently building a new central warehouse in Norway. Criteria such as high fire protection, efficient assembly and sustainability played an important role in the selection of the building material.

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May 24, 2023

Ludmila Šmerdová: technical knowledge and diplomatic skills

How does an innovation manager work? Ludmila Šmerdová, Product & Innovation Manager at Xella Czech Republic, knows all about it because it's her job. With a big-picture view and an eye for detail, she drives new products and technologies forward. 

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May 23, 2023

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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May 15, 2023

Insulation and renovation: How to keep buildings worthy for decades

Insulation and renovation in one single step: The building material Multipor has many advantages for building owners. At the same time, it reduces energy costs and improves the indoor climate for the occupants.

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May 12, 2023

Safety in the plant means the partner at home can sleep well

How can we continuously improve safety without overburdening employees? Xella's first Lean Manager, Marcin Maś, explains which change management methods were used to introduce the idea of lean management for more efficiency and safety in the Polish

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May 10, 2023

Meet today … Stefan Stamenković

Stefan Stamenković, a mechanical maintainer at Xella Srbija, proved his grit and endurance as a runner on the Divča Winter Trail, a challenging course that took him through the partly snow-covered mountains of western Serbia. Precisely because

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May 8, 2023

Vertical construction with autoclaved aerated concrete

Scarce living space is a major challenge for communities and cities. Developers are responding with creative solutions like vertical construction. This involves adding one or more floors to existing buildings, as a recent example from Belgium shows.

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May 4, 2023

BIMpressive in Belgium: A pioneer in digital construction

When the foundations for digital building design were laid at Xella, Xella Belgium played a key role. Internationally, colleagues built on their experience. Also, the HoloLens was tested here years ago. What it has brought to the construction site -

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April 27, 2023

Meet today… Wiedya Debipersad

Wiedya Debipersad joined Xella Netherlands in 2021 and now works as the Director of HR Northwest Europe. Learn more about her passion for diversity, transparency and why she is also a Philanthropist in her private life

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April 25, 2023

Building the hotel of the future with Living Tomorrow

What the hotel of the future could look like is already becoming a reality in Belgium: Not far from Brussels, construction work is underway - planned using state-of-the-art digital methods, realized with Xella building materials. It expands Europe's

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April 21, 2023

We build a sustainable world and want to rely on science

The construction industry is responsible for 38% of CO2 emissions. The industry is facing new challenges and must adapt its strategies to climate change. Environmental protection is at the heart of Xella's business. And we want to rely on science to

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April 20, 2023

When I got to know BIM, it was clear to me: I'm staying in this industry

As BIM manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Tomáš Dokoupil is already a department head at the age of 26. He found his way to Xella through his master's degree and his fascination with autoclaved aerated concrete - and discovered his passio

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April 17, 2023

How Xella brings BIM to life for students

When it comes to attracting young people to digital construction, Xella Polska gets everyone on board: There are several trainings for technical schools and universities, led by the most experienced employees.

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April 12, 2023

Multipor preserves the historic facades of the City Campus Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is investing 12.5 million euros in the renovation of its City Campus, including the historic Knechtjeshuis. In order to preserve the historic facades, Multipor is used as insulation material.

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April 6, 2023

Meet today... Antonio Grginović

By 2025, no more production residues from Xella should end up in landfills – Antonio Grginović, Circular Economy Development Manager in the ESG department of Xella Group since October 2022, has committed himself to this urgent topic. In his view,

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March 30, 2023

Meet … Annet Wielders

After almost two decades at Xella, Annet Wielders feels right at home in the sales back office. However, she had already learned how to never lose her friendly behavior in a completely different job.

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March 28, 2023

Lippestraße in Hamm: Digital construction from the first draft

Construction with digital support is faster, saves costs and is less error prone. The construction of a housing development in the east of Hamm, Germany, is the latest example of this: Thanks to Xella's own blue.sprint planning service and the use of

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March 23, 2023

Meet today... Andreas Radischewski

Andreas Radischewski knows how to build even more efficiently and sustainably. As the Xella Group's Digital Building Solution and Transformation Manager (BIM), he continues to develop new digital technologies – together with his colleagues at the v

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March 16, 2023

BIMpressive Czech Republic: Pioneer in a Traditional Market

In the Czech Republic, construction projects must be submitted to the government in printed form. Approval can then take several months or even years. How does digital building planning work under these circumstances?

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March 13, 2023

Meet today … Meta Gradt

Meta Gradt joined Xella Slovenia in 2011 and now works as the head of finance. She is part of the program for high potential women at Xella. Learn more about her passion for change and relaxing in her garden. 

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March 8, 2023

Raising the visibility of successful women

The construction industry also has a strong demand for specialists and managers. By 2025, Xella wants 25 percent of its managers to be women. A strong focus on visualizing, connecting, and activating high potentials helps to achieve this goal.

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March 7, 2023

How historic facades can be preserved

A former slaughterhouse becomes a gallery for contemporary art. Thanks to interior insulation with Xella’s Multipor system, it was possible to preserve the battered historic facades of the PLATO Gallery in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The materia

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March 3, 2023

2023 will be the year of artificial intelligence

Xella has long moved on from being a supplier of building materials to providing efficient, sustainable, and affordable building and living solutions. Digital tools such as our digital service blue.sprint and other applications play an important role

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March 1, 2023

Meet today … Anne-Marie Burger

To work as a logistics coordinator is not Anne-Marie Burgers first job at Xella, but she enjoys the opportunity to use her strengths to act as a problem solver or liaison between various parties.

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February 28, 2023

100 years of autoclaved aerated concrete: How an idea revolutionized construction

The architect had the brilliant idea in 1923, and the businessman knew how to market it effectively. Thus, two Swedes made well-insulated living space affordable 100 years ago with the new building material autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC).

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February 23, 2023

Building in the energy crisis: certified and energy-efficient housing in Italy

In the Italian province of Turin, a new residential complex is being built that achieves Class A energy certification. This was achieved with the help of sustainable AAC systems.

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February 21, 2023

Living in Romania: sustainable, efficient and affordable

How can companies like Xella show that urban living can also be sustainable? In Romania, a residential complex is currently being built. It shows which role digital planning and sustainable materials can already play.

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February 17, 2023

How Xella made it possible to build 156 senior apartments at short notice

Many industries, including construction, are struggling with material shortages. To ensure that a housing project for the elderly could be completed, construction managers opted for calcium-silicate blocks from Xella.

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February 14, 2023

Save the housing

There is a shortage of housing in many European countries. Renovation is now the key to quick and sustainable solutions.

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February 13, 2023

PV systems in Slovenia and Serbia

To produce more energy efficiently, Xella already relies on renewable energy from photovoltaic systems at a wide variety of locations. Now, plants in Slovenia and Serbia have also been converted.

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February 10, 2023

I love it when no two days are the same

Isabell Kalitz is an exciting mix of verve, experience and commitment. The electronics technician for industrial engineering and master craftswoman in metal technology manages the Möllenhagen plant - as the youngest Xella plant manager in Germany.

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February 8, 2023

Why Xella is committed as an official partner to the Living Tomorrow innovation project

Why Xella is committed as an official partner to the "Living Tomorrow" innovation project At the "Living Tomorrow" innovation campus in Belgium, business, science, and other interested parties meet to experience the world of tomorrow today. With sus

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February 3, 2023

Why a Giga Factory for battery cells is being built with autoclaved aerated concrete

A new Giga Factory for battery cells is being built in the Norwegian town of Mo i Rana. In the process, the strictest safety and fire protection must be ensured.

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February 1, 2023

How a grain silo is turned into a modern museum in Norway

The grain silo in Kristiansand, Norway, was considered a symbol of modernity when it was built in 1935. Now the listed building is being converted into one of the most modern art museums and must meet criteria such as energy efficiency and sustainabi

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January 27, 2023

Green and modern living in Padua

A new residential complex in the Italian municipality of Padua links sustainable and nature-friendly living through autoclaved aerated concrete from Xella.

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January 24, 2023

As an intern, I got the chance to make a difference in the company.

Rasmus Jensen from Denmark found a way to save his colleagues avoidable work during his first weeks at Xella Danmark. That's why today, as digital transformation manager for Xella Scandinavia, he continued to advocate for efficient work with 3D model

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January 20, 2023

Xella Germany's Building Academy: Sharing the latest knowledge

The Xella Bauakademie from Xella Germany is a success. In 2023, anyone interested can still find expert knowledge at on-site events and in live and on-demand webinars. Free of charge and unlimited, all you have to do is register.

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January 18, 2023

Mental health in difficult times

Whether Project Butterly, Friday Cup of Inspiration or the Fast Line to trained psychotherapists - Xella Poland uses many opportunities to strengthen the mental health of its colleagues.

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January 16, 2023

BIMpressive in Denmark: The Way is Clear for 3D Planning

Denmark is a pioneer for three-dimensional building planning: BIM-based projects account for 90 percent of the total. The legal regulations that make this possible could become a model for other countries. But even in a country where planning and bui

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January 13, 2023

Sustainable building: How Xella supports building managers, craftsmen, and architects.

Training for apprentices in Poland, conferences for architects in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, or continuing education on demand in Germany: Xella offers innovative, sustainable, and energy-efficient building solutions and therefore sees itself a

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January 11, 2023

Mission accomplished

Converting a moist basement into dry living space is one of the biggest challenges of a renovation. With ExSal Therm from Multipor, a solution is available that dries out salt-contaminated walls and insulates at the same time.

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January 6, 2023

Building Companion is a living organism

With Xella's Building Companion platform, Radu Mâcâială is building a growing network between investors, architects, and construction companies. The Head of Building Companion has even more plans to use it to shake up the construction industry - a

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January 5, 2023

Italy: Creating a green residential building with sustainable Ytong building systems

Embedded in a neighborhood of the Italian city of Bari, the new residential building "Nicole 340" was realized. The sustainable construction method with Ytong building systems merged nature and living in a natural way.

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January 4, 2023

Saving energy with autoclaved aerated concrete, calcium silicate blocks and insulating materials

The more heating costs rise, the more important good insulation becomes. That is why the EU is also increasing its pressure on owners of old and new buildings.

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December 20, 2022

We have to actively shape the path to a circular economy

A few weeks ago, Xella Germany spoke with experts at Studio X, an offering of the Xella Academy, about how sustainable housing can be designed. One of the experts on hand was Tina Kammer, professor of sustainable building at IU International Universi

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December 16, 2022

We can help

Beata Molska has a lot of energy and a big heart. In her busy life, the Head of Country HR at Xella Poland has learned to use both in the right places - and to take care of her mental health. Today, she uses her experience to support her 650 colleagu

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December 13, 2022

Sustainable building must become the new normal

A few weeks ago, Xella Germany spoke with experts at Studio X, an offering of the Xella Academy, about how sustainable housing can be designed. One of the experts on hand was Sebastian Pohl, a member of the management team at consultancy LCEE and DGN

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December 8, 2022

Fire-resistant and rapid construction with autoclaved aerated concrete

After a fire in a vacation park in the Netherlands, the destroyed main building had to be rebuilt. A fireproof and sustainable solution was needed.

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December 5, 2022

The Rotenburg Ytong plant celebrates its 50th anniversary

Opened in Rotenburg in 1972, our autoclaved aerated concrete plant is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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December 1, 2022

BIMpressive in Switzerland: Big opportunities in a small pond

The Swiss market for digital construction is manageable. But with great expertise in BIM and autoclaved aerated concrete, Xella Switzerland's team of just 14 is ahead of many competitors.

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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 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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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