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Knauf signs gysum board distribution deal

Released at: 22:47, 13/03/2016

Knauf signs gysum board distribution deal

Knauf Vietnam signs strategic cooperation agreement with Zinca Vietnam over product distribution.

by Thu Hoang

Knauf Vietnam Co. signed a strategic cooperation agreement on distribution with the Zinca Vietnam JSC at a ceremony on March 12 attended by about 300 guests, including gypsum board distributors, dealers, contractors, developers, and architects.

“I believe this remarkable milestone will help us strengthen our nationwide coverage and promote brand awareness,” said Mr. David Thomas, General Director of Knauf Vietnam. “It is our great pleasure to welcome Zinca into our Knauf family.”

“Our factory in Hai Phong has started commissioning and we expect to have commercial gypsum board by May,” he went on. “We will have a capacity of 20 million sq m and by working with key distributors we will grow our market share and achieve our ambition of becoming a market leader in Vietnam’s building materials industry.”

Knauf Vietnam was licensed in 2013 to build a gypsum board manufacturing facility in northern Hai Phong city.

Over the past two years Knauf Vietnam has established offices in Hai Phong, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City and has been strategically developing a distribution network throughout the country.

Knauf Vietnam has been supplying high quality gypsum board products using German technology to Vietnam, such as StandardShield, MoistShield, and FireShield. The company has also been providing Knauf Danoline and Cleaneo, all of which have received positive feedback from customers.

Through three distributors in the country, it is able to supply high quality products to various projects in the industrial, commercial, and residential areas.

Knauf Group was founded in 1932 by brothers Karl and Dr. Alfons N. Knauf, in Iphofen, Germany. A multinational producer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf operates more than 220 production plants in over 60 countries with roughly 25,000 employees. It recently expanded to a number of markets in Eastern Europe and Asia, including Vietnam.

Zinca Vietnam is a well-known building materials manufacturer and distributor in the industry and has 20 years of experience.

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