Building Material Industry

Wienerberger Continues Growth Course in Third Quarter

Despite weakening economic sentiment due to growing uncertainty across the euro zone, the Austrian brick producer recorded a 10% increase each in revenues and operating EBITDA for the third quarter.

November 9, 2011

Wienerberger Expects Significantly Better Results

Capacity utilization of the Austrian brick producer should increase to 65% this year, according to CEO Scheuch. Market shares have been growing recently.

October 20, 2011

Wienerberger Returns to Profit Zone

The Austrian brick producer recorded a net profit of € 38m in the first half of the year. Earnings growth was supported by higher volumes, better capacity utilization and higher prices.

August 17, 2011

Suspicion of Price Fixing in Building Material Industry

Inspections have taken place at several companies since the beginning of the week. Big players of the industry are also under suspicion.

August 4, 2011

Wienerberger Received Green Light for Tondach Acquisition

The Austrian brick producer will transfer 50% of the shares in Bramac to Monier Group and, in exchange, receive a further 25% stake in Tondach Gleinstätten plus an additional payment.

June 30, 2011

Wienerberger Plans New Bond Issue

The Austrian brick producer plans to issue a bond with a volume of € 100m and a seven-year term. Proceeds will be used for refinancing of liabilities and general corporate financing.

June 16, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires EuroCeramic

A subsidiary of the Austrian brick producer plans the takeover of Dutch-German EuroCeramic, a supplier of ceramic pipe systems.

May 25, 2011

Austrian Cement Industry: Further Decline in Production

Total cement production is 20% lower than in 2008. A reversal of the trend is expected for 2012.

May 19, 2011

Wienerberger: Improvements, But Still Losses

Group revenues: up by 41% to € 395.1 m. Operating Profits could increase significantly. Net Losses amount to € 45.1m.

May 10, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires French Plastic Pipe Business from Alphacan

Alphacan France is a specialist for the development, production and maketing of PVC pipe systems.

April 5, 2011

Wienerberger Acquires Belgian Brick Producer

The Austrian brick manufacturer reached the acquisition of facing brick producer Heylen Bricks in Veldwezelt, Belgium

March 18, 2011

Austrian Construction Supply Industry Stagnates

After a sales decrease of 11% in the crisis year 2009, total sales stagnates at € 3.2bn. The number of employees falls by 3.1%.

March 3, 2011

Wienerberger Still in the Red

The Austrian brick manufacturer experiences declining sales. Losses were reduced.

February 23, 2011

Wienerberger Raises Stake in Tondach Gleinstätten

Wienerberger transfers 50% of Bramac to Monier in exchange for an additional 25% stake in Tondach Gleinstätten AG and a cash settlement of € 40m.

February 2, 2011

Wienerberger Plans Full Takeover of Semmelrock International

The purchase of the remaining 25% stake in Semmelrock International has been announced today. Wienerberger regards the acquisition as a “logical step”.

October 29, 2010

Wienerberger: Slow Upwards Trend Again

The process is still slow, but the Group is able to participate immediately in the recovery with its existing capacity.

October 21, 2010

Wienerberger Signs Agreement to Acquire Steinzeug Abwassersysteme

Planned acquisition of worldwide market leader and Europe’s largest producer of clay pipe systems

October 20, 2010
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