Press release 01 10 2021


    RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart roof will lower the temperature of the building of the historic 'chocolate factory' which for six generations has been about quality and sustainability to offer a high-end product

    Sant Celoni, Barcelona, 1 October 2021 - «If you put your heart into a product, wonderful things will happen». That's the statement made by Ignasi Gijon Nieto, CFO of Simón Coll, the historic company producer of chocolate since 1840, which has chosen RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart to cover an 1800-meter roof at its Sant Sadurnì d'Anoia (Barcelona) headquarters, hosting also visitor center that offers sensory experiences of all kinds.

    Owners of the historic Amatller brand, with a twenty million turnover, 120 employees, present in over 50 countries, Simón Coll is a family company in its sixth generation. Today Maria is at the helm, to whom her father Xavier passed the management of the R&D, with a company history that considers the quality of the products and the entire supply chain in detail, closely following all stages of processing, from bean to bar. As a result of this great attention to the quality of the products, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart was chosen  for the roof covering: «Chocolate processing needs a controlled temperature all year round - explains Bela Josan, Maintenance manager at Simón Coll - that is why we enthusiastically discovered a product like RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart, capable of keeping the internal temperature of the factory low».

    RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart is a flexible PVC-P membrane, equipped with Solar Shield technology, a special coating that protects the external surface of the membrane from UV rays, thus increasing its durability. Being only 1.2 mm thick and supporting the LEED, BREEAM, and GREEN certifications, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart is much more sustainable than any other synthetic membrane, because of its positive relationship between the resources used and the yield provided throughout its life. Simón Coll, having quality at heart, enthusiastically welcomed the Smart3 campaign by RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart, which is about planting a tree for every 3 rolls of membrane used. A campaign to protect the environment which for Simón Coll is particularly significant, since their business relies on raw material such as cocoa. The installation work of the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN Smart membrane was carried out by the Vallimper company of Terrassa (Barcelona), historical collaborators of RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing products: «The Smart3 campaign and the Smart product represent overall an important added value to us - underlines the owner José Antonio Martínez -, which allows us to stand out and offer an exclusive product, way beyond mere waterproofing».