IVC Group launches world’s largest luxury vinyl flooring factory
IVC Group has opened the world’s largest LVT factory that will allow it to double production.
The Moduleo parent has opened the 225,960sqft plant at its headquarters at Avelgem, Belgium, with the intention of boosting production to 15million sqm a year.
The plant has created 200 jobs and will be in operation 24/7. The facility uses sustainable energy from wind turbines and water from the river Scheldt for its cooling processes. All waste is recycled and reused in the production process, according to the circular economy principle.
‘High-grade, modular vinyl flooring has become a global success because of its innovative designs, realistic look and creative design potential. Thanks to the brand-new, showcase factory, which boasts the latest lean manufacturing processes, we can produce higher quantities more efficiently. In addition, we are benefiting from doubled warehouse capacity and a conveyor bridge between production and logistics. The factory was developed partly to support the development of a next-generation of engineered flooring, which can be laid on uneven surfaces. The result of extensive research and development, the new, patented products will be launched later in 2018,’ said David Bigland, Moduleo UK and Eire md.