Fibo factory investment is big business
Leading European kitchen and bathroom wall panel manufacturer Fibo has completed construction of its new £14 million production facility in Norway. The investment is good timing for Fibo UK, which is experiencing strong growth nationally.
Currently supplying wall panels to over 70,000 bathrooms a year across more than 10 European countries, the expansion of the Lyngdal factory, in South Norway, boosts Fibo’s capacity from 2.5 million m2 to 8 million m2 per year. The new Norwegian facilities will have a positive environmental impact too with a 50% reduction in energy cost per m2 from 2.5 kWh/m2 to 1.1 kWh/m2.
Developed in Norway in 1952 and available in the UK since 1981, Fibo’s wall panels are a stylish yet practical way of enhancing walls, from high-end domestic projects and hotels, to leisure centres and social housing. They are perfect for both refurbishment and new construction projects with panels fitted directly to walls, including tiles, or onto stud partitioning. Fibo’s unique Aqualock system means that the wall panels are quick and easy to install – up to five times faster than tiles. The simple tongue-and-groove system means that contractors don’t need to sub-contract the job to tilers, saving further time and money.
Panels are manufactured to ISO 9001 quality standard and are available in a range of colours and finishes. Fibo wall panels come with a market-leading 15-year guarantee.