Grenzebach broke ground on a production hall for its site in Iasi, Romania which will address growing European demand from glass, building materials and intralogistics industries.

Last month, representatives of the Grenzebach Group and the construction company, Demo Construct, officially laid the foundation for the production hall of Grenzebach Romania in Iasi.

Industry partners and Grenzebach employees also attended.

Dr Steven Althaus, CEO of the Grenzebach Group, said: "The addition to this location makes our Grenzebach Romania an even more attractive company, with its ideal location at the E59, as a hub for the European business in the glass, construction and intralogistics industries."

Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2023.

The expansion will create around 100 new jobs for the company.

The new building in Iasi will be constructed on a 30,000m2 site directly adjacent to the company's existing location.

A mock-up of Grenzebach's manufacturing and development centre in Iasi, Romania.

The building will be a modern production centre, providing production areas for the glass, building materials, and intralogistics sectors and also spacious areas for future developments and service.

Moritz Ückert, Managing Director Grenzebach Romania, said: “With this addition and modernisation, we show our commitment to the business location of Iași, the region, and Romania.

“We see our Romanian location as a perfect base for technological developments. And as the ideal response to the growing demand from our core markets as a further production and development centre.”

The new structure is part of a comprehensive reorganisation concept for the Iasi location, subsidised by the state.

Alongside the new production hall, the existing factory building is being modernised to conform to today's efficiency and sustainability requirements.