FBR signs global partnership agreement with Wienerberger AG

  • Global partnership agreement signed with Wienerberger AG, the world's largest clay block manufacturer
  • First step is to develop customised clay block solutions for the Hadrian X construction robot
  • Wienerberger and FBR will work collaboratively on business modelling, market analysis and market entry strategies
  • Planning is underway for the first pilot project for Europe

We are delighted to announce FBR has entered into a global partnership with European block-making giant Wienerberger AG to develop, manufacture and test clay blocks optimised for the Hadrian X construction robot, for introduction into global markets where Wienerberger is active.

These newly developed clay blocks will be tested in a pilot project in Europe and will be launched in Wienerberger markets together with the Hadrian X upon successful completion.

The Hadrian X is a technology that can revolutionise residential construction in many parts of the world. What an outstanding opportunity this is for FBR to align with Wienerberger, the world's largest clay block manufacturer, to develop the building materials for our construction robots and to further scale our technology. This partnership will enable us to offer our customers unique clay block solutions tailored to their markets and also ensure a sustainable supply of blocks manufactured specifically for the Hadrian X.

- Mike Pivac, CEO of FBR

In times of digitalization, high demand for affordable housing and the prevailing shortage of skilled workers, the construction industry is facing major challenges. Together with FBR, we want to develop solutions based on the pioneering Hadrian X technology with which living space can be realized faster and more cost-effectively. And all this with less resources and less work at the same time. This cooperation is a further step in our strategy to offer our customers innovative products, services and solutions.

- Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG

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