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Kingspan acquires sustainable roofing expert from Flanders

Kingspan’s recent acquisition of Derbigum in Huizingen (Flanders) strengthens the visionary sustainability goals of the Irish-based global leader in advanced insulation and building envelope solutions. With the Flanders-based company under its wings, it gains ecological and sustainable roofing products and expertise – which was missing from its vast portfolio.

Building better together

No roof goes to waste at Derbigum. As a frontrunner in circular economy roofing products, the Flanders-based company develops environmentally-friendly waterproof roofing materials for flat roofs with a long and extendable lifespan – which are also fully recyclable and reusable.

This focus on future-proof roofing sparked the interest of the Kingspan Group (Ireland) which has a long-term commitment to sustainable manufacturing processes in the construction industry. After following Derbigum’s activities closely for several years on end, the building materials multinational made it an offer it couldn’t refuse – leading to Derbigum’s acquisition in August 2022.

Fortifying 90 years of experience

With majestic buildings on its reference list, such as the White House in Washington DC, the Pantheon in Rome and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Derbigum has fitted over 2 million roofs all over the world in the past 90 years.

The company’s increasingly promising sales figures in recent years concluded in a 94.5 million EUR turnover in 2021 – heralding Kingspan’s strategic timing to woo Derbigum’s prior shareholders. With around 350 skilled workers at the Derbigum site in Flanders, the Irish multinational can rely on their deeply rooted expertise to offer well-known advanced materials and methods to its customers in more than 70 countries.

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Reported by
newspaper De Tijd
19 September 2022

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