Building products

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

Jeld-Wen issues more than 25m shares in IPO

10.02.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen Holding aims to conclude the initial public offering (IPO) which has been in preparation since mid-2016 by the beginning of February. » more

Arbonia shows turnover growth of 5.7% in 2016

07.02.2017 − Swiss Arbonia closed out the last financial year with turnover growth of 5.7% to SFR995.3m. However, after adjustment for currency-exchange and acquisition effects, growth was only 0.9%. » more

FEP says parquet consumption in Europe up by 2%

03.02.2017 − According to a provisional estimate from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) parquet consumption in Europe in 2016 increased year on year by roughly 2%. » more

US Floors: COREtec turnover increases to US$300m

01.02.2017 − US Floors generated turnover in 2016 of almost US$300m with WPC coverings sold under the name COREtec. » more

Unilin files another patent infringement suit in the US

31.01.2017 − Flooring Industries is asserting claims from a variety of surface patents in a patent infringement suit that it filed in Florida against US-American Wood Floor and several of its affiliates on 17 January. » more

Innovations4Flooring granted exemption for US imports

27.01.2017 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has received an exemption from the US Customs & Border Protection Agency for importing hard flooring made using I4F’s patented 3L Triple Lock and Click4You installation systems.» more

I4F takes holding in Classen Intellectual Property

24.01.2017 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) and Classen Intellectual Property (Classen IP), which is owned by German Classen Group, intend in future to market their patent portfolio jointly. » more

Inwido expands e-commerce to Great Britain and Ireland

18.01.2017 − Swedish Inwido has expanded its operations in the e-commerce sector to Great Britain and Ireland. » more

Neuhofer further enlarges storage capacity in Zell

12.01.2017 − By building another new hall, Austrian Neuhofer Holz has enlarged the warehousing capacity at its headquarters in Zell am Moos by another 2,250 m². » more

AFG and Looser Holding merge to Arbonia

28.12.2016 − Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (AFG) and Looser Holding, both Swiss, completed their merger on 13 December. » more

Bauwerk Boen to invest in new triple-layer parquet plant

23.12.2016 − Swiss Bauwerk Boen aims by the first quarter of 2018 to have built a new parquet plant with annual capacity of roughly 1.3m m² at the Croatian hardwood-processing company Haas Dom.» more

Unilin’s basis patent expires at beginning of June 2017

19.12.2016 − The European click-system basis patent for hard floor coverings held by the Unilin Group will expire on 7 June 2017 after having been valid for 20 years. » more

Study shows window sales set to rise by 4.2% in 2016

13.12.2016 − Roughly 14.0m window units (1 window unit WU = 1.62 m²) are likely to be sold on the German window market this year. » more

KKR exits completely from Tarkett in three stages

08.12.2016 − During the course of recent months, US-American Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) sold its holding in French Tarkett in three stages. » more

Mohawk aims to increase laminate-flooring capacity

02.12.2016 − US-American Mohawk Industries intends during the course of the next two years to further increase production capacity for laminate flooring in the USA, Belgium and Russia. » more

Dorma+Kaba plans takeover of US door producer Mesker

25.11.2016 − Swiss Dorma+Kaba Holding has signed an agreement to take over US-American Mesker Openings Group. » more

Masonite: Third-quarter turnover only slightly higher

22.11.2016 − US-American Masonite International showed growth in turnover in the third quarter of 2016 of 3% to US$489.9m.» more

Shareholders at Looser and AFG approve proposals

17.11.2016 − The shareholders at the two Swiss building suppliers Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (AFG) and Looser Holding have approved the companies’ planned merger. » more

Lumber Liquidators: Turnover shows slight growth

11.11.2016 − In the third quarter, Lumber Liquidators showed slight growth in turnover for the first time for a long time past. » more