June 9, 2011

Haarlem, the Netherlands - Knauf Insulation, one of the world’s leading names in building & construction, has recently adopted the AIMMS optimization software developed by Paragon Decision Technology. AIMMS allows companies to optimize demand & supply chain processes.

In order to meet the increasing demand for energy efficiency in new and existing homes, non-residential buildings and industrial applications, Knauf Insulation was looking for an intelligent decision support tool that could optimize their European demand & supply allocation process. The objective is to reduce costs even further while maintaining service levels and minimizing CO2 emissions.

Davide Maiello, Head of Business Intelligence Europe & CIS at Knauf Insulation says: ’We couldn’t find a decision support tool in the market that could map our unique business model in a fast and flexible way and that could find the optimal solutions in seconds till we met Paragon Decision Technology. After a one-hour product demonstration we were convinced that we needed their product AIMMS. It will help us to find the most optimal holistic solution for our demand allocation process, reduce costs, and minimize our carbon footprint.’

Christophe Frère, VP EMEA at Paragon, adds: ’It is again an enjoyment to see how fast AIMMS can bring value to business users. In a complex and uncertain world, it is important that we support business users very fast with optimal solutions and alternatives. We are, of course, very pleased that Knauf Insulation has selected our award-winning optimization technology* to improve their operational efficiency.’

With 30 years of experience in the insulation industry, Knauf Insulation represents one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide. The company currently employs nearly 5,000 people in over 30 manufacturing facilities in more than 35 countries worldwide.

(*) On April 11th 2011, Paragon Decision Technology won the prestigious

Franz Edelman award for excellence in Operations Research (OR)

About Paragon Decision Technology

Paragon Decision Technology is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, United States, and Singapore. For over 20 years, Paragon has been developing and selling AIMMS, a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems. We are passionate about our mission of bringing the benefits of OR to society. In addition to our platform AIMMS, our employees, partners, and academic network are vital to our success. The depth and breadth of their knowledge regarding OR and optimization modeling enables our customers to capture their business problems in well-defined AIMMS models.

Media contact: Miriam Korstanje

E-mail: Miriam.Korstanje [] aimms.com

Tel: +31 (0)23 5511512


About Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing manufacturers of insulation materials offering a wide range of insulation materials to meet the growing demand for energy efficiency and acoustic performance in new and existing homes, commercial buildings and industrial applications. The company is active in more than 35 countries with 30 manufacturing plants and employs nearly 5,000 employees.  Knauf Insulation is part of the German family-owned Knauf Group.

Media contact: Vivien Kilian

E-mail: vivien.kilian [] knaufinsulation.com

Tel: +32 (0)10 48.84.56


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