14.05.2013 − The European Parquet Industry Federation (FEP) estimates that the slightly downward trend on European parquet markets observed in the second half of 2012 has also continued in the first few months of 2013.
01.05.2013 − In a new study, the four German branch associations VFF, FV S+B and BF have withdrawn previously submitted sales figures for the German market.
30.04.2013 − Following approval by the German federal cartel office, the sale by Finnish Metsä Group of the German company Metsä Wood Merk, to Ed. Züblin was completed on 22 April.
30.04.2013 − In the 2012 financial year the insulating-panel manufacturer Steico generated slightly higher turnover year on year.
16.04.2013 − Parquet and wood flooring manufacturers belonging to the German Parquet Industry Federation (VDP) booked another slight decline in output in the fourth quarter of 2012.
16.04.2013 − The Classen Group intends to invest roughly €35m in its next stage of expansion at its laminate-flooring plant in Baruth trading as Classen Industries.
15.04.2013 − The German company W. Classen, which acts as umbrella company for the Classen group, booked growth in turnover to €343.5m in the 2011 business year, according to the latest financial report
12.04.2013 − The US flooring group Mohawk Industries closed its acquisition of the Italian tile producer Marazzi Group, on 3 April 2013.
08.04.2013 − The US door manufacturer Masonite has submitted an application to the US Securities and Exchange Commission for Stock Exchange listing.
02.04.2013 − The two-layer parquet producer Bauwerk and Boen, a company primarily involved in the three-layer parquet business, plan to merge to form Bauwerk Boen Group.
20.03.2013 − The European Federation of Parquet Importers (EFPI) converted its trial membership in the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF), which it has held since April 2011, into permanent associate membership.
18.03.2013 − Metsäliitto, the parent company of the Metsä Group, is selling its entire shareholding in the wood-construction company Metsä Wood Merk to the construction company Ed. Züblin.
15.03.2013 − Homag Group is to conduct its first in-house flooring exhibition at its Chinese plant, which does business as Homag Machinery Shanghai, during the Domotex Asia/Chinafloor flooring fair from 25 to 28 March 2013.
06.03.2013 − The US flooring group Mohawk intends to deliver significant growth in the years ahead.
04.03.2013 − In the 2012 financial year the flooring group Tarkett increased its turnover by 11% to €2.318bn.
22.02.2013 − The Swiss contract door manufacturer RWD Schlatter, which is owned by Arbonia-Forster-Holding, has placed an order for a door-layup and press line with the machinery and plant manufacturer Robert Bürkle.
21.02.2013 − With effect as from 1 February, Hilzinger Group has taken over FBS-Over GmbH, the manufacturer of windows for passive houses which has been insolvent since the end of May 2012.
07.02.2013 − US door manufacturer Masonite increased its turnover by 13% to US$425.0m and the EBITDA to US$25.0m in the third quarter of 2012.
07.02.2013 − The Swedish company Välinge Innovation announced having filed a suit against the Belgian laminate flooring joint venture Spanolux with the Mannheim District Court in Germany on 7 January.
28.01.2013 − The Bau trade fair that was held from 14 to 19 January 2013 on the premises of the new Munich fairgrounds attracted a good 235,000 visitors, according to initial information from the organiser Messe München.
28.01.2013 − The fair organiser Deutsche Messe assumes that visitor numbers reached roughly 40,000 at the floor-coverings trade fair Domotex which was held from 12 to 15 January in Hannover.
25.01.2013 − Unilin’s Flooring division, which is owned by the US flooring group Mohawk Industries, intends to close two mills in Trelleborg and Perstorp, Sweden that are part of Pergo Europe.
23.01.2013 − The 22 regular members of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) association suffered another 1.8% drop in global deliveries to 459.6m m² last year.
18.01.2013 − The German technology supplier Hymmen Industrieanlagen is presently delivering a large-scale digital printing line to the door manufacturer Hörmann.
16.01.2013 − Following the meanwhile largely completed modernisation of the Wittenförden production plant in Germany, Menck Fenster is preparing a major investment project in the US city of Newport.
12.01.2013 − In mid-December 2012, the US flooring group Mohawk Industries signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Italian tile manufacturer Marazzi Group.
09.01.2013 − The German door manufacturer Hörmann was poised to acquire all shares in the interior door producer Huga on 31 December 2012.