Dennert Poraver GmbH

Dennert Poraver GmbH builds third plant in Schlüsselfeld

Press release   •   Apr 22, 2016 12:21 BST

Planning works for the construction of a third production site for Poraver expanded glass granulate are in full swing at Dennert Poraver GmbH. On a site area of over 53,000 m², the new plant will have an annual production capacity of 160,000 m³ of Poraver and should be operational starting in 2019. With the third plant, the company's total annual production capacity at its sites in Germany and Canada will be increased to 500,000 m³.

Poraver expanded glass granulate is a lightweight aggregate for high-quality building materials and industrial products. Due to the wide range of applications in various industrial areas, demand has been growing steadily in recent years. In 2014, the annual production capacity of the main plant in Postbauer-Heng was already expanded to 240,000 m³ by a fifth production line. The new plant construction is located in the immediate vicinity of the head office. It should expand and secure the company's market leadership position in the field of expanded glass granulate as the world's largest manufacturer in the long term.

The region will also benefit from the construction plans of Dennert Poraver GmbH. For the scheduled commissioning in 2019, 40 new employees are being hired for the production and logistics department at the new production site; in the long term, more than 100 people will be employed at the new plant. The importance attached to innovative products by the company is underlined by the construction of two new laboratories. One laboratory for the field of application technology as well as another for research and development, which is already under construction in Schlüsselfeld.

With production sites in Postbauer-Heng and Innisfil (Canada), Dennert Poraver GmbH has more than 30 years of experience as a market leader in the production of expanded glass spheres. Developed by Dennert Poraver GmbH, Poraver® is a lightweight aggregate made from post-consumer recycled glass, which has established itself due to its versatility and outstanding features in many different areas of application. With a planned 500,000-m³ annual production capacity, the company is the world’s largest manufacturer of expanded glass granulate.