Xella manufactures and markets building materials, gypsum fibreboard and cement-bonded dry lining panels together with lime and limestone.

With its Ytong, Hebel and Silka ranges, Xella is one of the world's largest manufacturers of aerated concrete and calcium silicate products. With Fermacell, Xella sets the tone for high quality dry lining applications and with Fels, Xella is one of Europe's leading producers of lime and limestone.

The Xella group bundles the expertise and know-how of Ytong, Silka, Hebel and Fermacell and is continuously developing these brands. Innovative concepts and new system approaches are forcing the development of energy-efficient and sustainable construction materials. Xella is operating close to these markets. This guarantees reliable, on-time and cost-optimised construction using building materials that represent high quality, customer-oriented solutions and products that also offer impressive benefits.

In the Building Materials business segment Xella acquired or established 27 plants between 2004 and 2015, the majority of which are located in Central and Eastern Europe, China and the Americas. In particular, in 2012 Xella acquired an AAC plant in the Czech Republic in our Building Materials segment and an unfinished gypsum fiber board plant in Orejo, Spain, which started operation in May 2013, in the Dry Lining business segment. In 2014 Xella achieved sales of about € 1.27 bn and employed 6,686 persons (FTE as of 31 December 2014).