Vietnam: USG Boral plans to invest US$20m towards upgrading its gypsum wallboard plant at the Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in Ho Chi Minh City. The project will increase the plant’s production capacity by 17Mm2 to 47Mm2 when it starts operation in September 2019.
"We have witnessed strong growth from this region so our decision to invest in the plant is a strategic one. We remain committed to building USG Boral's presence in Southeast Asia. This expansion will see USG Boral utilising our latest Sheetrock technology to provide superior building solutions for the Vietnam market," said Frederic de Rougemont, CEO of USG Boral.
USG Boral started wallboard production in Vietnam in 2006. It produces the Sheetrock, FireBloc, Durock and Firerock brands.