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Wienerberger AG: Innovation at Wienerberger – First brick house built by
masonry robot

22.08.2022 / 10:00 CET/CEST
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Innovation at Wienerberger – First brick house built by masonry robot

• Australian masonry robot Hadrian X designed by robotics specialist FBR
builds first Wienerberger clay block house
• Partnership between FBR and Wienerberger advances automation and
digitalization in the construction industry and sets new standards

Vienna, August 22, 2022 – As a pioneer of modern building construction and
sustainable housing, the entire Wienerberger Group is working on advanced
system solutions to drive innovation and digitalization in the
construction industry. At the end of 2018, Wienerberger signed a
multi-stage partnership agreement with FBR (Fastbrick Robotics), a company
listed on the Australian stock exchange, the objective being to develop an
innovative method for robotic bricklaying and to design optimized brick
solutions for the masonry robot Hadrian X. This construction robot, a
specialist in masonry work, has just completed the first residential
building in Wellard, Australia, with Porotherm bricks produced by
Wienerberger.

“With its unique corporate spirit, Wienerberger has always been setting
new standards for the construction industry. Moreover, we want to
contribute toward ensuring that future generations enjoy the same
opportunities as we do today. As an Industry trailblazer, we take
advantage of the opportunities of digitalization also within the framework
of our partnership with FBR, developing innovative technologies for the
future in the fields of new build, renovation, and infrastructure. As a
leading International provider of building material and infrastructure
solutions, our proposition is not only to offer products of first-rate
quality, but also to be as resource-efficient as possible in their
production”, says Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of
Wienerberger AG.

The robot not only accelerates the bricklaying process, but also excels in
terms of precision, laying bricks with absolute perfection. Wind and
vibrations are measured and balanced in real time. This forward-looking
technology will revolutionize residential construction by making it
faster, less expensive and more efficient, and guarantee a higher standard
of quality. Additionally, the individual bricks are cut in a way that
helps to save resources and reduces the volume of waste generated.

The automated digital solution has been designed for single- and
multi-family homes with up to two floors. Depending on the degree of
difficulty, the fully automated Hadrian X completes the bricklaying
process for a house within one to three days. The building just completed
followed upon an outdoor pilot project completed in November 2021 and
demonstrates that Hadrian X is also capable of serving the European
residential construction market. The next step within the framework of the
Australian pilot project will be the construction of further single- and
multi-family homes with Wienerberger bricks.

About Fastbrick Robotics (FBR)

FBR designs, develops and builds dynamically stabilized robots to address
global challenges. These robots are equipped with the company’s
proprietary Dynamic Stabilization Technology (DST™) and intended for
outdoor work. FBR is the inventor of Hadrian X, the world’s first fully
automatic end-to-end masonry robot. In 2016, Fastbrick Robotics received
the Western Australian Innovator of the Year Award. FBR markets products
for the construction industry together with DST™-capable solutions for
other sectors. For details, please visit [1] www.fbr.com.au.

Wienerberger Group
The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart
solutions for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure.
Wienerberger is the world’s largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca)
and the market leader in clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as
well as concrete pavers (Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems
(Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company
is one of the leading suppliers in Europe. With its total of 197
production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of € 3.4
billion and EBITDA LFL of € 566 million in 2020.  

For further information, please contact:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

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Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
1100 Wien
Austria
Phone: +43 1 60 192-0
Fax: +43 1 60 192-10159
E-mail: office@wienerberger.com
Internet: www.wienerberger.com
ISIN: AT0000831706
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1422739

 
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