Saint-Gobain Sweden is to invest SEK 85 million ($9.92 million) to modernise its Isover glass wool furnace in Billesholm.

The project is part of the company's sustainability plan and will strengthen its position in the Swedish market for insulation.

Saint-Gobain Sweden invested SEK 100 million ($11.6 million) in a new glass wool oven in Skåne's Billesholm two years ago.

The latest investment is to update the oven's functions and part of the production process.

The project is part of the roadmap in sustainability that has recently been presented.

The goal of the new plan is for the company to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 and thereby contribute to a fossil-free Sweden.

The investment makes it possible to reduce the current energy consumption in the oven by 15%. As before, only renewable electricity is used.

The investment will improve working conditions and production processes, and enable the company to create a base for Industry 4.0 with the goal of developing a database approach to optimising production processes.

The Billesholm factory has also had its own railway station for a long time, which helps reduce the climate impact from transport.