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Zentia remains a foremost name in the building industry, known and trusted for reliable quality & technological innovations. Zentia offers a peerless portfolio of mineral ceiling tiles including:
- Prelude 24mm range
- Prelude 15mm range
- Prelude 35
- Clean Room 24
- Designer Grid
- Axiom Canopies
- Axiom Solutions
- Seismic Rx
- System Z Corridor
- Perimeter Trims
Its ceiling systems deliver an improved environment for users’ well-being, with options that passively resist germs and reduce a building’s reliance on artificial light and air-conditioning. A 30-year system warranty also gives peace of mind.
Zentia can provide product specifications for a complete range of acoustic solutions (Intelligibility, Concentration and Confidentiality).
We also have a number of useful acoustic tools, A ‘reverberation simulator’ which compares the different reverberation times of various tiles to help specifiers make the best choice for their desired sound quality and a ceiling selector, complete with in-situ tile images, to assist in making decisions about style and material.
Zentia sustainable innovations include the following recycling schemes:
- Off Cut Recycling Scheme (OCR) - Off-cut ceiling tiles from new ceiling installations can be stored on site in specially supplied bags and collected by Zentia to be recycled into new ceiling tiles. Diverting large amounts of waste form landfill every year
- New Ceilings - All Zentia Mineral Ceilings can contain up to 82% recycled material
Zentia was the first European mineral tile manufacturer to win Cradle to Cradle® certification for ceiling systems that comprise high recycled content. It also helped pioneer ceiling recycling worldwide.
Zentia appoints a new MD
Zentia, formerly Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Jaspers as Managing Director.
Previously Director of Strategy, Dirk will retain that responsibility in addition to his position at the head of the business.
Dirk has a track record of leading businesses and their management teams to strategic realignment, long-term growth and professional operations, as demonstrated in the multiple executive and board positions he has held in the building materials industry in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. He also served as an independent consultant and as a Principal with McKinsey, where he led the German building materials practice.
Dirk said: “It will be a great honour and an exciting challenge to serve Zentia as MD. This is a hugely energizing opportunity. Alongside my peers in the senior management team and alongside all Zentia employees, I will strive to make a positive difference for our customers, for our business, for each one of our employees.”
Dirk succeeds Christophe Lloret Linares who led Zentia as CEO since the carve-out from Knauf International GmbH in 2019 and now leaves Zentia to pursue new interests.
Under Christophe’s leadership the company rebranded as Zentia, underpinning its ambition as an independent industry leader. Zentia started a multi-year investment programme enabling it to make, in-house, all relevant tiles and grid products. The Covid crisis was also managed successfully. Going forward, Zentia will have an even stronger focus in its core market of the UK and aspires to further extend its domestic competitive position.
Christophe said: “It was an exciting and rewarding journey with Zentia. This is a good time to make room for someone else to take the lead in the next phase of Zentia’s strategic development. Let me say thank you to our employees, customers and business partners for their loyalty throughout our transformation. Zentia is well positioned for the upcoming challenges. I wish the company, the management team and its employees well.”
Kay Michel, operating partner at Zentia’s owners, Aurelius, said: “Christophe was a key player managing the carve out phase. We say thank you for his service and leadership and we wish him well for his future endeavours. We are delighted to now entrust Dirk with the leadership of Zentia. He comes with the commitment, the skills and the mindset to make Zentia successful on its journey to further strengthened industry leadership, resilience against economic forces and sustained profitability.”
Covid 19 – Business Update
We write this business update following the Government announcement on Monday, 4th January and the third lockdown legally coming into force with effect from Wednesday, 6th January 2021.
The lockdown is as a result of the rapidly increasing cases of the coronavirus, driven by the more transmissible new strain, and the urgent need to restrict the spread of the virus, adding to similar lockdowns already in place or announced for Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
We are delighted to confirm that these changes will have no direct impact on our business. The clear guidance from UK governments state that manufacturing and the construction sectors should continue to work and therefore operations across all our sites, remain fully open.
The health, safety and livelihoods of our employees and all those who we serve remains our number one priority. We would like to re-emphasise the importance of continually applying all the measures we have in place at the present time:
Apply social distancing rules of 2m between individuals
Wear a mask, in line with our EHS guidance, whenever you are on-site at our facilities
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds on a regular basis
Comply with the Government order to stay at home wherever possible
For our manufacturing plants and distribution centres to function, some of our employees are present on site as these roles cannot be performed from home. Our clear direction is that these employees are the only people that should visit our site, with all other members of our teams working from home.
Our Customer Services and Sales teams continue to be on hand to support you with all your requirements via telephone and other digital channels. We are committed to maintaining our high levels of support and service to the Construction industry throughout these unprecedented times.
We are grateful for all the support and understanding received from you and others across the industry – and very much look forward to staying connected in coming weeks and months as we seek to make further positive progress in terms of managing the impact of the pandemic. We believe there is real cause for optimism, and welcome the certainty provided by the recent Brexit Trade Deal agreed with the EU.
From the team at Zentia (formerly Armstrong Ceiling Solutions), we wish you a happy, healthy and successful 2021.
The Zentia team