Rapidwall wins "2009 Global Gypsum Product of the Year Award"
The award which recognises excellence in all aspects of design, production, processing and innovation was presented to the company at the conference held in Rio de Janerio in May.
"The fantastic thing about Rapidwall is that it can be used for all types of building applications." It is especially suitable for high speed construction at a low cost. This makes it an ideal product for solving the problems of providing housing to people living in slum conditions in the emerging economies.
Mr Zwaans recently attended a ceremony in Mumbai, India, to conduct the first trials on a new Rapidwall factory - the largest plant ever completed by the company.
"I was delighted to be in India for this momentous occasion," Mr Zwaans said.
"This is one of three Rapidwall plants presently under construction in India and is the first completed for the Government of India. It is the largest Rapidwall plant in the world."