The international Metecno Group is expanding their operations into New Zealand with a $30 million, 8500sqm manufacturing facility in Te Rapa, Hamilton, supported by United Industries Group.
Metecno’s new plant will produce insulated sandwich panels and insulation boards for the residential and commercial construction sectors. The facility will include a state-of-the-art continuous production line made by ISC Italy, which will use locally sourced steel from New Zealand Steel. The insulating material options will be PIR (polyisocyanurate) or mineral wool.
Foster Construction will commence work on the 23,000 sqm site in mid-2023 with factory commissioning expected early 2024.
The expansion of Metecno Group into New Zealand demonstrates the group’s commitment to local manufacture, reducing the carbon miles of key construction products and supporting the local economy. With the increasing requirements for green and energy-efficient buildings, investing in the local manufacture of thermally efficient cladding and roofing solutions will allow Metecno Group to provide products that can assist in reducing energy demands of New Zealand buildings.