Onduline keeps innovating to meet the end users' needs. Since the end of 2010, Onduline has filed 5 patents, 3 of them were filed in 2012. These inventions include two new products and three new technical processes. These patents have been developed internally and resulted of a close collaboration between Ofitech, the R & D department and the subsidiaries.
Onduline continues its international expansion. Two new subsidiaries were opened in the Philippines in July and Bolivia in September. Onduline strengthens its presence in Asia and Latin America, growing areas where Onduline already generates 12% of its turnover.
Onduline has been present for 16 years in Russia, with the first production line completed in 2008. In March, Onduline doubled the production size in Nizhny Novgorod, an investment of more than 20 Million Euro. 250 people can produce 14 million plates. The location is 400 km away from Moscow and 1000 km from Saint Petersburg, ans thus ideal to meet the needs of Russian end users. This site may also source other markets such as Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
To strengthen its presence in Central Asia, Onduline has opened a new subsidiary in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan was chosen for its good political and economic situation, its excellent location and the large potential market it offers for ONDULINE and for ONDUVILLA systems.
Onduline, a worldwide specialist in lightweight roofing, continues its international expansion with the acquisition of Tallant, an industry leader in the United States. Onduline distributes its products in more than 100 countries and employs some 1,300 people. Well-established internationally, with 40 subsidiaries and 10 factories, Onduline has a turnover of more than EUR 300 million, 60% of which comes from high-growth emerging markets. By acquiring Tallant, a market leader in the United States and Canada with the Ondura and Tuftex brands, Onduline secures a privileged position in the North American market. With a USD 35 million turnover, the American company’s main focus is on the housing renovation and home improvement sectors, which help to shield it from the decline in the new construction market. This deal, entirely funded by Onduline’s equity, represents a major investment for the group, which strongly increases its accessible market whilst remaining within its core business.