Business expansion
Est; Lorraine; Moselle
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.99 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The German group Knauf Insulation has announced the establishment of a plant of rockwool production, an insulating material, in Illange (Moselle). It represents an investment of €110 million. The site will open in fall 2019 and is expected to generate 120 direct jobs and 300 indirect jobs. Recruitment has already begun. Training is offered to future employees.

The site was in competition with another site in Luxembourg but the mayor of the Luxembourg site has refused the implementation for environmental reasons. Knauf Group is specialised in building materials and systems. It has 220 factories and production sites in 80 countries. It employs over 27,400 people and has annual sales of more than 6.5 billion euros.


  • 30 May 2018: France Bleu
  • 30 May 2018: Direct.fm


Eurofound (2018), Knauf Insulation, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 94214, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94214.