Building products

FEP: Parquet production increased by 2.5%

22.06.2017 − In the 16 member countries which make up the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), parquet production in 2016 increased year on year by 2.5% to 65.603m m². » more


NMC acquires majority in insulating mat producer Selit

22.06.2017 − NMC International has acquired the majority in the Selit group, a company specialised in underlays. » more

IFN-Holding plans €40m of investments in 2017

21.06.2017 − Austrian International Windows Network IFN-Holding has estimated an investment package of some €40m for the current financial year.» more

EPLF members faced a slight decline in global sales

16.06.2017 − The 17 ordinary members of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) booked total worldwide sales of 116.0m m² in the first quarter. » more

Jeld-Wen posts sharp upswing in earnings

01.06.2017 − The US window and door company Jeld-Wen experienced a relatively consistent growth in revenues across all regions (core growth) in the first quarter of 2017.» more

Bauwerk Boen: Sales decline in second half of year

23.05.2017 − During the second half of 2016, business slowed at Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group. » more

Tarkett delivers rise in revenues across all divisions

19.05.2017 − French group Tarkett experienced growth in all divisions during the first quarter. » more

German parquet production grows slightly

18.05.2017 − A total of 7.85m m² of parquet worth €195.5m was produced in Germany in 2016, representing year-on-year growth in volume of 2.6% and in production value of no less than 3.1%.» more

Europe: Parquet markets show show slight overall growth

17.05.2017 − European parquet markets again showed slight overall growth in the first quarter. The board of directors of FEP came to that conclusion at its last meeting on 27 April.» more

Mohawk: Higher costs make a dent into earnings

11.05.2017 − Mohawk Industries ended the first quarter with a stable performance by its Flooring Rest of the World division, which had previously achieved stronger growth. » more

Inwido: High growth rates for turnover and results

09.05.2017 − In the first quarter, Inwido showed strong growth in both turnover and results. At SKR1.365bn, turnover was up by 30%. » more

Kährs and Södra agree new oak-supply contract

05.05.2017 − Kährs and Södra have concluded a new agreement governing the supply of oak roundwood. » more

Uzin Utz: Turnover growth in almost all sectors

27.04.2017 − In 2016, German Uzin Utz generated concern turnover of €272.9m, representing year-on-year growth of 7.8%, with almost all business sectors contributing to the improvement. » more

Kährs will supply flooring to Stena Fastigheter

21.04.2017 − Kährs Holding has concluded a supply agreement with Swedish property developer Stena Fastigheter. » more

I4F makes another patent agreement

13.04.2017 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) concluded an agreement at the beginning of April governing the marketing of patents for glueless laying of hard-floor coverings.» more

MMFA: Four new members bring membership to 44

11.04.2017 − German Falquon has joined the MMFA – Multi-Layer, Modular Floor Coverings Association as the latest ordinary member. » more

India looks at penalties for multi-layer-parquet imports

10.04.2017 − The Indian government has started an investigation into dumping allegations against foreign multi-layer-parquet producers. » more

3.4% growth at Dormakaba in first half-year 2016/2017

06.04.2017 − Swiss Dormakaba Holding generated sales revenue of CHF1.174bn in the first half of its business year 2016/2017 (30 June). » more

Oknoplast enjoys double-digit growth

31.03.2017 − Polish Oknoplast delivered significant double-digit growth rates again in 2016. Group revenues jumped 19% to €155m. » more

3.4% growth at Dormakaba in first half-year 2016/2017

24.03.2017 − Swiss Dormakaba Holding generated sales revenue of CHF1.174bn in the first half of its business year 2016/2017 (30 June). » more

Mohawk invests US$670m in 2016

23.03.2017 − In the 2016 financial year, US-American Mohawk Industries invested a record amount of US$670m and thereby exceeded the figure of US$600m announced last spring. » more

Forbo's Flooring Systems achieves 3.4% growth

20.03.2017 − In its Flooring Systems division, Swiss Forbo Holding generated turnover growth in 2016 of 3.4% to SFR818.0m. » more

Arbonia: Results improve after concern restructuring

15.03.2017 − Swiss Arbonia, which emerged in December 2016 from Arbonia-Forster-Holding (AFG), achieved significant improvements in results last year compared to the performance of the predecessor company.» more

Jeld-Wen’s European turnover increased by 1.3%

09.03.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen Holding improved its turnover in all regions in the 2016 financial year, while results figures increased over-proportionately, so that margins improved accordingly.» more

Masonite: Special effects brake turnover trend

07.03.2017 − In the fourth quarter of 2016, US-American Masonite International suffered a slight fall in turnover of 0.9% to US$481m. » more

Tarkett grows in fourth quarter and year as a whole

03.03.2017 − Following a weak third quarter in 2016, French Tarkett showed growth again in the fourth quarter, at 2.3% to €646.9m. » more

Special effects burden quarterly results at Kährs

28.02.2017 − In the fourth quarter of 2016, Scandinavian Kährs Holding showed renewed year-on-year growth in turnover of 10% to SKR736m. » more

EPLF again corrects sales figures for 2016

23.02.2017 − Slight corrections have been made to the sales statistics presented by the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) during Domotex in Hanover in mid-January 2017. » more

Inwido: Takeovers lead to notable growth

16.02.2017 − Swedish Inwido concluded both the fourth quarter and also the entire period of 2016 with a significant turnover increase. » more

Starwood orders laminate flooring technology

14.02.2017 − Turkish Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi intends to enter the laminate flooring manufacturing business by next year. » more