Marshalls and SigmaRoc announce strategic collaboration
Companies enter into strategic collaboration to deliver new ultra-low-carbon product portfolio
MARSHALLS plc and SigmaRoc plc have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop ultra-low-carbon technology within the concrete building materials sector, the aim being to share learnings in the application of current technologies while working together to develop new low-carbon methods of production.
The collaboration will allow Marshalls to develop low-carbon alternatives to their existing range of products in an increasingly environmentally conscious market. It will also represent a further step in SigmaRoc’s journey to increase access to ultra-low-carbon construction products following the launch of the world’s first cement-free block earlier this year and a commitment to manufacturing a cement-free alternative to every product within their precast product group from January 2022.
Nick Jowett, technical director at Marshalls, said: ‘Marshalls have long fostered a culture of progressive innovation combined with a commitment to not only meet the urban environment challenges of today’s generation, but to build a better world for the next.
‘By entering into a collaboration with SigmaRoc, we envisage being able to give our customers the opportunity to use an ultra-low-carbon alternative to a variety of traditional hard landscaping and construction products. We aim to significantly lessen the long-term environmental impact of hard landscaping solutions in alignment with our ambitious ESG targets.’
Michael Roddy, managing director of SigmaRoc’s Precast Products Group (PPG), commented: ‘With the construction industry increasingly recognizing the importance of integrating low-carbon alternatives into future ways of working, we are delighted to begin our strategic collaboration with Marshalls.
‘To date, SigmaRoc have focused on developing scalable, low-carbon solutions for major infrastructure work. However, we recognize that residential and urban environment projects represent a significant portion of UK construction activity, so we are excited at the prospect of working alongside Marshalls to help develop these solutions.
‘Ultimately, we see the collaboration as another stepping stone in our commitment to invest, improve, integrate and create a sustainable future for construction.’