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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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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 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