Compagnie de Saint Gobain: Offsite construction is accelerating in Norway

In Norway, the off-site construction (OSC) sector has experienced significant growth in recent years. For Byggsystemer, a subsidiary of the distribution brand Optimera Norway, it is crucial to be part of this development. As CSO growth eats away at the building materials market, there is a need to recoup the sales that the more traditional segment is losing.

OSC products respond to a number of market challenges and expectations. First, the increasing complexity of standards and the increasing demands for quality and precision in buildings. The use of OSC components is greatly facilitated by BIM (Building Information Modeling) which, thanks to its precision to the nearest millimeter, allows a perfect match of the components during assembly on site. OSC is synonymous with efficiency, in particular by reducing construction times and the number of workers. It also contributes to more sustainable construction through the use of environmentally friendly processes and materials (such as wood) and minimizes construction waste. Finally, construction is simpler and requires less skilled trades. The method therefore appears as a means of circumventing the shortage of skilled labor that is rife throughout Europe.

Optimera Byggsystemer, which has a 10% market share in Norway, currently offers three types of CSOs: pre-cut timber, frames and ready-made components for small houses and large buildings. Keen to maintain its leading position in Norway, the company has ambitious growth targets to expand its presence in the country. It has just acquired a sixth production plant in central Norway.

However, its future growth will depend on the diversification of its activity, which is why its medium-term plans include positioning itself in erection and formwork (the structures in which concrete is poured), thus meeting the expectations of its customers. for a more efficient integrated offer for site management.


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