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August 3, 2021

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) announced at the Xella Group

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

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July 27, 2021

More energy efficiency with photovoltaic systems

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

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July 22, 2021

Energetic and comfortable living in the suburbs of Zurich.

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

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July 14, 2021

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

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

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July 13, 2021

Sand – the quality is decisive

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

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July 7, 2021

De Hazelaar: Fit for the future

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

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June 2, 2021

Planned digitally, built in large format

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

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May 25, 2021

AAC made in Austria

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

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May 18, 2021

Providing housing where it is needed

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

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May 14, 2021

Sustainable warehouse on a large scale

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

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May 5, 2021

One floor per week: Building in record time in Amsterdam

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

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April 30, 2021

What you need to know about blue.sprint

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

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April 27, 2021

AAC in earthquake zones?

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

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April 22, 2021

Measurably sustainable: Xella releases Sustainability Report 2020

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

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April 20, 2021

Ytong wins Superbrands Award

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

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April 15, 2021

Xella Sustainability Report is coming soon

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

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April 8, 2021

“Safe work, safe life” at the Żabinko plant

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

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March 31, 2021

Xella T&F launches pilot project cooperation

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

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March 30, 2021

Our goal: Driving innovative strength

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

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March 24, 2021

Our goal: Responsible leadership

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

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March 18, 2021

Ensure quality at all levels

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

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March 16, 2021

Our goal: Safe work

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

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March 10, 2021

Assembly at the push of a button: The Spider Crane

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

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March 3, 2021

Our goal: A strong team

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

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February 24, 2021

Our goal: Improving circular economy capabilities

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

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February 17, 2021

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

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

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February 10, 2021

Xella supports UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

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February 3, 2021

Acting responsibly: Xella joined UN Global Compact

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

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January 26, 2021

Xella sets itself clear ESG goals

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

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January 19, 2021

Student competition: Housing concepts of the near future

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

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January 12, 2021

Fire-protection with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

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

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January 5, 2021

A revolution on the construction site

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

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December 22, 2020

Construction Services by Xella

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

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December 17, 2020

Excellent logistics for Brussels

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

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December 16, 2020

Dialog with our stakeholders and our essential sustainability topics

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

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December 10, 2020

CIO of the year – Xella Team TOP 5

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

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December 8, 2020

Sustainability at Xella: Best in Class in our industry

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

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December 1, 2020

Transport over Water

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

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November 30, 2020

Energy efficient and affordable housing – delivered sustainably.

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

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November 24, 2020

Transport over Water

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

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November 19, 2020

Meeting increasing requirements

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

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November 13, 2020

Sustainable building in large format

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

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November 5, 2020

Starting with the raw materials

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

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November 3, 2020

Fire, water, steel and AAC

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

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October 22, 2020

The raw material autoclaved aerated concrete

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

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October 20, 2020

Fine wine thanks to good Insulation

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

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October 15, 2020

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

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

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October 8, 2020

Recycling without quality loss

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

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September 29, 2020

Building expertise in online magazine

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

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September 24, 2020

Sorting is where it all comes down to

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

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September 17, 2020

In 2,5 years to the holiday park

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

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September 10, 2020

Close the circle: Recycling of autoclaved aerated concrete

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

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August 27, 2020

Cradle to Cradle: Recycling at Xella

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

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August 20, 2020

Modern building material meets classic architectural style

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

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August 13, 2020

Xella T&F develops building materials of tomorrow

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

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July 16, 2020

Robert Turski new president of the EAACA

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

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July 7, 2020

Old silo converted with Ytong

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

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June 30, 2020

New housing estate: digital planning, efficient execution

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

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June 23, 2020

Reconstruction of Bundesliga stadium with Xella building materials

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

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June 18, 2020

New Xella sustainability manager for Scandinavia

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

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June 8, 2020

Florian Ziegler appointed new CIO of Xella Group IT

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

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June 3, 2020

Large formats – building elements of the future

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

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May 28, 2020

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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May 19, 2020

Innovative process shortens high-rise construction by three months

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

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May 6, 2020

Digital planning optimizes building projects

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

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April 30, 2020

Training at Xella

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

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March 31, 2020

Large-format and solid construction in record time

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

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March 3, 2020

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

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

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February 11, 2020

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

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

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February 6, 2020

Innovative stadium concept realized with Ytong

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

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December 3, 2019

Two awards for Xella in Central Europe

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

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November 11, 2019

Xella trainee day 2019

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

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October 22, 2019

Delitzsch celebrates 25 years of URSA

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

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October 4, 2019

Xella supports creative minds

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

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September 13, 2019

Two projects prove the ability of the Ytong CascoSystem

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

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August 30, 2019

New life for an ancient monastery

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

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August 23, 2019

Building in accordance with the course of the sun

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

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August 13, 2019

URSA insulation in the largest spherical building in the world

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

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July 26, 2019

From the Xella Student Competition to the 2019 Bauwelt Prize

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

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May 7, 2019

Xella Romania supports construction of children's hospital

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

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April 30, 2019

New opening of the Silka plant in Teodory

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

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April 24, 2019

24th Xella student competition in the Czech Republic

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

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April 17, 2019

Optimizing building projects with blue.sprint

With blue.sprint as a digital planning service, our customers can benefit from Xella’s entire BIM-competence. The service combines our in-house expertise and allows customers to maximize the end result of their building project.

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April 12, 2019

From a landmarked guesthouse to a modern residential complex

Ytong and Hebel AAC consists of natural materials, promotes the natural indoor climate and can be returned to the production cycle as a raw material. These characteristics make it particularly sustainable – an aspect that becomes increasingly impor

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March 22, 2019

Opening of a new plant for mortar and plaster in Pontenure

Xella opens a new plant in Pontenure, Italy today. The Xella Group has been a producer of premium AAC for more than eight years with its own plant in Italy. Today, the market leader in its sector is opening its new plant in Italy for the production o

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March 9, 2019

Digitally first, reality then: Marissa Holiday Parc

Start for an ambitious project: In just two and a half years of construction time, the Marissa Holiday Park on Lake Dümmersee in Lower Saxony is to be developed into a modern recreational area with high-quality holiday properties that can be used al

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March 5, 2019

Economical and ecological: Ytong Big Bags benefit the Circular Economy

Ytong cellular concrete can be processed on site with comparatively little waste. As a rule, less than one percent of the delivered quantity is left over as cut waste, which was previously disposed of with the construction waste

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March 4, 2019

Licence and export business

In a world full of fast-growing populations, conflicts and climate change, every human being needs a safe place to work and call home.

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February 12, 2019

Blowing wool at Ursa

In 2007 Ursa started the production of blow-in wool and took the first step into the market of blow-in insulation.

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February 7, 2019

New National Museum in Oslo

With a budget of 578 million Euros and a construction area of 54,600 m², the new National Museum is currently being built in the centre of Oslo.

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February 5, 2019

The Xella Emergency Fund

Working together - being there for each other. The principle is simple: if many people make a small contribution, great things can happen.

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February 1, 2019

Opportunities for advanced training and development

Team X offers a variety of opportunities for the individual development of employees. External training and qualifications are closely interlinked with learning at the workplace and in projects.

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January 3, 2019

Values @Xella

Values are general ideas of what is considered desirable in a company and provide general guidance for our actions. As such, they form the basis of our corporate and leadership culture.

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December 14, 2018

Finnish living style SUOMI in Czech Republic

Modern living that makes life pleasant: A total of ten new buildings will be built on more than nine hectares of land in the well-known Hloubìtín district in Prague.

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December 3, 2018

Environmentally friendly and economical: recycling management in practice

Together with our partner company Otto Dörner, Xella Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft has started a project to reuse aerated concrete residues from mixed construction waste for the renewed production of aerated concrete.

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November 28, 2018

Silka and URSA first choice at B-House in Brussels

The major "B-House" project on the site of a former printing plant in Brussels is nearing completion.

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November 18, 2018

Xella Student Competition 2018

For 29 years, the Xella Group has been supporting students of architecture and civil engineering in Germany through its student competition.

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November 14, 2018

Trend cards

Xella regularly monitors and publishes developments regarding current trends that affect the construction industry, the company or the business model.

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November 13, 2018

Sustainable building with BIM - Tivoli GreenCity in Brussels

Almost 400 apartments, a large park, numerous shops and a business pool around "green" companies: Brussels is creating a new, unprecedented and sustainable neighbourhood.

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November 13, 2018

Digital Champions Award: The future is > 5D

We have now summarized our expertise in the digitalization of the construction industry in our application for the Digital Champions Award: 'The future is > 5D'.

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November 12, 2018

New National Stadium Budapest

A state-of-the-art stadium of the highest UEFA category is being built in Budapest for the European Football Championship in 2020.

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October 15, 2018

Xella trainee day 2018

Exchange among each other, networking and interdisciplinary cooperation - these are the basic ideas for our annual trainee meetings.

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