The ROCKWOOL Group has acquired US based ceilings grid manufacturer Chicago Metallic Company (CMC) in a deal which enables ROCKFON, the ROCKWOOL Group’s stone wool acoustic ceiling and wall solutions division, to offer complete systems to its global markets.

ROCKFON acoustic ceiling and wall solutions use stone wool as their raw material to create beautiful, comfortable, safe and healthy indoor environments while making a constructive contribution towards a sustainable future. From its Hedehusene headquarters near Copenhagen, ROCKFON operates sales offices in fifteen territories including Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, North America, Canada and China. In addition it sells via associates worldwide across India, the Pacific region and the Middle and Far East.

Chicago-based CMC is a global provider of ceiling products and services including suspended grid systems and metal ceiling panels. It has a strong history and a market leading position in North America and Europe and an emerging position in Far East Asia. CMC has a network of sales and distribution channels throughout Europe, North America and Asia supported by production facilities in Belgium, the USA, China and Malaysia. In 2012, CMC generated USD 139 million (€ 103 million) in revenues and employs approximately 600 employees.