Investment boom in zero carbon products

Published:  19 January, 2010

LONDON: Catalyst Corporate Finance predicts new wave of investment in building products sector.

Leigh Daveran, analyst at Catalyst Corporate Finance, said: "I believe these are exciting times to be a manufacturer in the building industry.

"Housing Minister John Healey's pledge that all new homes will be zero-carbon rated from 2016 is a long overdue confirmation from the Government of something the industry has been planning for over some time.

"With Mr Healey's announcement the industry now needs to move on and start providing factual solutions to the problems ahead. Fortunately, we have some of the most innovative manufacturers in the industry across the world based in the UK and so I am confident much can be done," Mr Daveran said.

Current financing issues aside, many of the larger materials companies around the world will be starting to plan a mergers and acquisitions strategy with the knowledge that the legislative agenda has been clarified and with a roadmap of technologies they need to acquire to compete in future.

"Some companies have already started on this journey, with the likes of Alumasc already well down the path of building a competence in new, fast growth areas utilising technology aimed at the zero carbon market," Mr Daveran stated.

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