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Holcim acquires green roofing specialist

by Mark Cantrell
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Holcim has further enhanced its sustainable building capabilities with the acquisition of a firm specialising in advanced green roofing systems.

ZinCo, based in Germany, but with global operations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, is regarded as a leader in such systems, with its integrated green and solar roofing. The company’s acquisition means Holcim can expand its specification selling approach.

Working with partners across the value chain, ZinCo’s tailored solutions are able to bring more nature into cities, improving urban well-being from reducing heat island effects, and improving air quality.

Jamie Gentoso, Holcim’s global head of solutions and products, said: “I’m delighted to welcome ZinCo into the Holcim family to advance our range of sustainable roofing systems, and bring more nature into cities.

“ZinCo is recognized as a leader in advanced green roofing systems with a well-established network across the value chain, from architects and developers to distributors and contractors.

“This acquisition extends our leadership in advanced roofing systems and broadens the innovative and sustainable building envelope solutions available to our customers.”

According to Holcim, ZinCo’s roofing expertise, from urban farming to stormwater management and biodiversity, is highly complementary to Holcim’s existing roofing business, and its overall mission to lead the transition to sustainable building.

ZinCo, which will retain its brand name post-acquisition, has provided sustainable roofing solutions for a wide variety of projects, including the High Line in New York City, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens.

With this acquisition, Holcim says it is advancing its goal of expanding its Solutions & Products business to 30% of group net sales by 2025, entering the most attractive segments of construction, from roofing systems to insulation and renovation.

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