IKO has opened its first insulation plant at Alconbury in Cambridgeshire.
A new factory in Cambridgeshire has been officially opened by insulation specilist IKO. The factory will manufacture theg company’s enertherm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation boards, which can be used in a number of applications including cavity walls, external walls, floors and roofs. Alconbury will have capacity to insulate up to 40,000 homes per year.
Completed in just 12 months, the 60,000m2 site was an operational air base between 1938 and 1995, used by both the British and American Air Force. Now under the ownership of IKO Insulations, the factory will make a contribution to the construction industry and local community, creating up to 160 jobs in the area.
Commenting on the factory opening, Hartley Koschitzky (Co-Chairman IKO Group and CEO IKO Europe) said: “2018 will be another ground-breaking year in the history of IKO, as we open our first insulation plant in the UK. This facility will be our third PIR factory in Europe and fifth worldwide.
“The new factory represents a significant investment for IKO that will enhance our leading position as a supplier of choice for contractors and building materials merchants throughout the UK. We are excited to be here in Alconbury and look forward to being an active part of the community.”