In Australia, Knauf is major supplier of high quality sustainable building materials to the light weight construction industry with four manufacturing plants in three states:
- Plasterboard and compounds manufacturing: Altona, Melbourne, Victoria
- Plasterboard manufacturing: Matraville, Sydney, New South Wales
- Plasterboard manufacturing: Bundaberg, Queensland
- Metal profile manufacturing: Beenleigh, Brisbane, Queensland
With established plasterboard manufacturing facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, the Bundaberg plant is the latest state-of-the-art plasterboard manufacturing facility to be built in Australia. Construction was completed in August 2017 with full-scale production commencing shortly after in September 2017. Located at Bundaberg Port in Queensland, the plant supports local and regional economic growth on the Eastern seaboard.
The success of our business is closely aligned to the health and well-being of our employees and the communities in which we work. Recognising our responsibility to the broader community, we engage employees and support local communities and industry.
With the desire to make our world a better place and be a good corporate citizen, Knauf supports local communities through national fundraising and participation in local events. Knauf also supports charities with monetary donations and donations of materials e.g. for housing projects for people in need.
Knauf manages our sites to meet our social and environmental responsibilities. In the event of an incident or emergency, procedures are in place and personnel are trained to manage and resolve issues effectively, including notifications to relevant authorities such as the EPA, local councils, WorkCover and emergency services. This includes communication with local communities and neighbours, to keep those potentially affected by an incident notified and up to date with outcomes, and ensure we operate safely and responsibly on our sites and with our local stakeholders.Pollution Incident Response Plan - External Notification And Communication