CSR Hebel has launched its $75 million autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) manufacturing facility which will allow the company to double its current capacity.
The opening of the plant, located in Somersby, NSW, will help the company to service growing demand from the Australian housing market.
Planning of the plant began around four years ago and has focused on the local economy and minimising its carbon footprint. Local suppliers, manufacturers and producers have been sources in the region where possible as a result.
“Sustainability was core to the design of the plant as we have invested in the latest technology,” said CSR Chairman, John Gillam.
“Importantly this is strong endorsement of the manufacturing skills we have here in Australia.”
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When the plant reaches full capacity, 45 jobs will be created on the New South Wales Central Coast.
CSR began production of Hebel in Australia around 30 years ago and is one of the only local manufacturers of AAC in Australia and New Zealand.
Meriton Group Managing Director Harry Triguboff said Meriton have long been a supporter of CSR Hebel.
“We value the high quality, low-risk products and systems that Hebel produce and their commitment to making it easier and simple to build.” Triguboff said.
“Much like Meriton, CSR Hebel are making an impact on the Australian landscape and their new factory is an exciting development that allows them to continue doing so for many years to come.”