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Ulm, 10.04.2017 - Ground-breaking ceremony for the new Codex factory

Uzin Utz AG expanding at Ulm site

On the 10th April, Gunter Czisch, Lord Mayor of the City of Ulm, along with Dr. H. Werner Utz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Uzin Utz AG, and Chairman of the Board Thomas Müllerschön, Managing Director Codex GmbH & Co.KG Mario Meuler, plus representatives of the company, broke ground for the new factory for Codex GmbH & Co. KG in the Danube valley area of Ulm. At the 10,000 m2 site, a new production system is being built  which provides an expansion of capacity to the tune of around 60,000 tonnes of powder products per year. The new building will house ware-housing and administration resources, a research and development centre as well as client teaching facilities. Uzin Utz AG separated out the laying materials for tiles and natural stone sector of the business on 1st January and founded Codex GmbH & Co. KG. The volume of investment being made is around 18 million euros.

"We are pleased to be able to build the new building in the immediate vicinity of our headquarters", explains Chairman of the Board of Uzin Utz AG, Thomas Müllerschön, at the ceremony in Heuweg. "Our links to Ulm as a place, and our longterm involvement in the laying materials for tiles and natural stone sector, are important factors for us". With this expan-sion of capacities, the company will be able to increase its competitive position and respond more quickly to the demands of the market.

Expanded production network in Germany
"New construction work for the highly-modernised production system can now begin", Mario Meuler, Manager of Codex GmbH & Co. KG declares happily. The focus of production in the new dry mortar factory is on tile adhesives which have, since 2007, been a successful component of the product portfolio, under the brand name codex. "The new research and development facilities will open up additional opportunities, allowing us to develop innovative and high-quality products designed specifically for the tiles and natural stone sector", says Meuler. "In future we will thus be able to respond even more flexibly to the changing needs of our customers." Another benefit are the new teaching facilities which will intensify contact with clients.

The new building is being planned by the planners Nething Generalplaner from Neu-Ulm. Production is set to commence at the start of 2018.

About Uzin Utz AG

The Uzin Utz group, Ulm, with more than 1,100 employees and a company turnover of 272.9 million euros (2016) is a leader in the development and manufacture of products and machines for laying flooring. Construction chemical product sys-tems for laying flooring of all types, through to surface treatments, and machines for laying floors are almost all developed and manufactured by the companies of the concern and sold worldwide under the internationally successful brands Uzin, Wolff, Pallmann, Arturo, codex and RZ. As system partners to builders, planners, architects and property owners, Uzin Utz has been providing professional support to end-customers and processors in all sectors of the flooring industry for 100 years.