THE VMZINC® BRAND JOINS THE FEDRUS INTERNATIONAL GROUP
On Friday 29 September, UMICORE concluded the sale of its Building products division - which markets rolled zinc solutions under the VMZINC® brand - to Fedrus International. This Belgian group produces and distributes building materials (waterproofing membranes for deck roofs, rainwater harvesting systems, facade cladding, and accessories for building envelopes) and is pursuing an ambitious growth strategy.
As of today, VMZINC’s activity will be conducted under its new company name, VM BUILDING SOLUTIONS. The prefix “VM” emphasises the company’s determination to continue strengthening the history of “Vieille Montagne”, which this year celebrates its 180th anniversary. The terms “BUILDING SOLUTIONS” confirm that it intends to propose global responses for building envelopes over the long term.
The VMZINC product and service offer remains unchanged and will continue to be distributed under the VMZINC® brand in France and internationally. All of the teams and the organisation’s current structure, encompassing the industrial sites and commercial offices, will also remain unaltered.
Fedrus International’s activities are complementary to those of VMZINC® in terms of the product offer and geographic positioning.
“Fedrus International provides the ideal framework to support the next stage of our development. Driven by a common energy and passion, we foresee great opportunities to grow our two entities and together become a reference in the area of building envelopes”, says Franck Martinelli, Commercial Director with VMZINC®.
VMZINC® is an international brand that manufactures rolled zinc-titanium products for building envelopes. Present in over 30 countries worldwide, it offers an incomparable range of solutions for facade, roofing, rainwater harvesting, accessories and high-end ornaments. A pioneer in surface aspect treatments for the last 180 years, VMZINC® puts its know-how to work for architecture with an offer of 14 surface aspects, as well as a made-to-order service. It employs 950 people at seven industrial sites in Europe and in its offices worldwide.
About Fedrus International
The Fedrus International family company is a major player in specialised materials for roofs and facades. The Group now has four main entities: I.R.S-Btech, which ensures the promotion and distribution of EPDM waterproofing systems for roofs and facades; APOK, which distributes materials for roofing and facade in Belgium; Laude, which specialises in the transformation and distribution of components for facade in France and now VMZINC®, the international manufacturer of rolled zinc products.