Fit for the future with ceramic building material solutions

This view of the future was formulated by Dipl.-Kfm. Ralf Schwung, sole Managing Director at Wienerber­ger GmbH since 1 September 2013, during our talk at the company’s headquarters in Hannover. Read here about the challenges the company is set to face in the future and the plans Wienerberger has.

According to the Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, in the first quarter of 2014, 15.3 percent more housing units were approved than in the same period in 2013. This is a continuation of the positive trend in building approvals for housing units (2013: + 12.9 percent on the previous year). How has 2014 started for Wienerberger Deutschland? What forecast can you give for the year overall?

R.S.: 2014 has started very well. We have experienced a superb first quarter, with enormous growth rates compared to the previous year, which, however, was hit by a very severe winter. I take a more...

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