Wienerberger Increases Capacity in the UK

CompaniesOther ♦ Published: July 17, 2014; 15:15 ♦ (Vindobona)

Rising demand in the UK made it necessary for Wienerberger to initiated measures to increase its capacity. Around 200 million more bricks per annum will be produced by re-activating mothballed factories, investing in technology upgrades, adding shifts and new jobs throughout its UK operations, and importing from the continent. Earnings contribution from re-activated plants will be reflected in 2015 results

Wienerberger to produce 200 million more bricks in the UK / Picture: © Wienerberger

In the UK, government initiatives including the Help to Buy Scheme, have led to a revival of the housing market and a significant increase in construction activity.

Experts have estimated a total of 165,000 housing starts for 2014, an increase of more than 23,000 units from the previous year.

This increase has led to a certain supply shortage in the British…