COVID-19 Factory Announcement

01 April 2020

COVID-19 message from Darryl Matthews, Managing Director of ROCKWOOL Ltd

ROCKWOOL UK Factory Employees

Impact on factory operations from 5th April 2020


The last few weeks have presented the world with unprecedented challenges in our personal and professional lives as we work together to beat the COVID-19 pandemic.


At ROCKWOOL, our primary concern has always been protecting the health and well-being of our employees. Prior to government directives on working from home, wherever possible, we transitioned our office functions to home-based working and introduced enhanced health and safety measures at our manufacturing operations in South Wales.


We have also been working to ensure we can continue to support healthcare and other essential infrastructure construction projects across the UK and Ireland and to service our key stakeholders through this challenging period. Our products remain essential to providing critical fire resilience across a wide range of applications and we remain committed to supporting essential construction works wherever needed.


Whilst we work to adapt to the rapidly changing market conditions, our manufacturing facilities will scale down from the 5th April. We will then close for an extended Easter break from the 9th April and currently plan to  recommence on the 20th April. During this time our customer services and
logistics team will continue to operate to deliver to those customers supplying critical projects.


We will continue to monitor closely the needs of the construction industry and respond accordingly after the 20th April. In addition, our technical and commercial functions will remain open and available to assist you with requirements.


On a personal note, I would like to add that I am immensely proud of the way that everyone in the ROCKWOOL family has risen to this unprecedented challenge.


I would also like to thank all our valued customers, suppliers and other stakeholders for their support over the past few weeks. Please stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.


Darryl Matthews
Managing Director | ROCKWOOL Ltd