Allianz Riviera is the first of three French stadia to be built by Vinci Construction to host 2016 UEFA European Championship (UEFA 2016) games. Created by Willmotte & Associates, it is an Eco-stadium powered by renewable energy and covered with the latest high specification materials. Completed and opened in September 2014, it is located in Var Eco-Valley, near the Côte d’Azur. The stadium is crafted in every way to blend in with the mountainous landscape of the surrounding area.

Material supplier for the project, Saint-Gobain provided 45,000m² of Architectural Grade ETFE and processed this through its Rochdale plant in the UK. With quality having the upper most importance Saint-Gobain, Rochdale processed its entire order through its Parkland International SM150 Series II Duplex Slitter Rewinder. The SM150 Series II has exceptional versatility without compromising accuracy or reliability. The easy thread-up and fast reel change add up to reduced downtime and greater productivity.

Echoed by Saint-Gobain Operations Director, Peter Appleton said “we produced the Rolls through the Parkland machine, efficiently and without issues”.

Meeting up with Peter at last months ICE Munich Exhibition was an opportunity to discuss this project in more detail and how returns are now being generated following the investment in their SM150 Series II Slitter Rewinder. At Parkland we are privileged to have played a part in helping Saint-Gobain satisfy its contract and help create such an impressive architectural design.

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