Etex is investing 28 million euros in a factory near Bucharest, where it will create 80 jobs

Etex Romania Building Performance, manufacturer of Siniat plasterboard systems, plasters and skimmings, supplier of Promat fire protection and high temperature insulation and part of Etex, one of the largest manufacturers of construction materials and a pioneer in the field of lightweight construction, continues its development in Romania. The company has announced today that it is investing 28 million euros in a plasterboard factory near Bucharest, expected to be put into operation in 2025. With this new investment, the financial commitment assumed by Etex in Romania is approaching 100 million euros.

“The investments we have made in recent years aim at long-term commercial and business competitiveness, the creation of new jobs and the support of the communities in which we operate. This confirms our long-term commitment to Romania. We are determined to continue our regional growth in Southeast Europe by investing locally in Romania. With the opening of the plasterboard factory near Bucharest, we will create 80 new jobs. The proximity to Bucharest, one of the cities with the greatest construction activity in recent years and the most important industrial center in Romania, will bring us closer to the moment when we will be able to use the plasterboard boards recovered from construction sites as raw material, thus encouraging a sustainable chain approach. We rely on the good collaboration with the authorities with a view to our strategic expansion and to actively contribute to the transition to a green economy, capitalizing on the opportunities of the circular economy and the property of gypsum to be an easy to recycle material”, said Andrei Popa, General Director Romania & Southeast Europe.

Jochen Friedrichs

“Protecting the planet is one of Etex’s top strategic priorities. That is why we have made sustainability a central part of how we invest. In Romania and across the world, we are building and renovating state-of-the-art plants that manufacture eco-friendly building materials with lower carbon emissions and water use. We are also dedicated to ensuring circularity, so our materials can be recycled and reused, and safety is at the forefront of everything we do” said Jochen Friedrichs, head the Building Performance division at Etex.

Etex’s goal is to achieve zero waste sent to landfill by 2030, and 65% reduction of waste sent to landfill by 2025, versus its baseline of 2018. These objectives, formulated in the medium and long-term development plan, “Road to Sustainability 2030”, are aligned with global efforts to protect the environment. Once the investment is completed, the factory near Bucharest will become the third production unit that Etex operates in Romania, where it currently employees over 220 colleagues. The group operates two construction materials production units under the Siniat brand: the plasterboard factory in Turceni and the gypsum-based plasters and skimming factory in Aghireșu, where it has made major investments in recent years in new installations and technologies that considerably improve the production process, with a favorable impact on the environment.

In the recent years, the company has invested 8 million euros to start the gypsum recovery project from Rovinari, another 1 million euros in a new gypsum drying and micronization facility at the Aghireșu factory, and another 1 million euros were for improving the logistic capacity of the Turceni and Aghireșu factories.

2025Andrei PopaBucharestETEXEtex Romania Building PerformanceGeneral Director Romania & Southeast Europhead the Building PerformanceJochen Friedrichsplasterboard factoryplastersPromat fire protectionSiniat plasterboard systems
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