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Court finds no proof of patent infringement

The Düsseldorf District Court has rejected some of the claims made in a patent infringement case that Hymmen GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, based in Bielefeld, Germany, brought against the Spanish plant and machinery manufacturer... more


Domotex in Hanover

to be cancelled after all

Following the decision in mid-October 2021 to reduce the number of halls to three (11, 12 and 13), the Domotex floor coverings trade fair, planned for 13 to 16 January 2022 in Hanover, now has to be cancelled altogether. Deutsche Messe AG... more

Sales of external doors likely

to rise further in 2021 and 2022

In Germany, the sales volume of external doors is expected to increase by 2.5% to 1.392m (2020: 1.359m) units this year. This is the conclusion of the market research institute Heinze GmbH (Celle) in its recently published study on the window... more

US kitchen producers’ sales

revenue up in September too

In September 2021, US manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom cabinets registered an increase of 7.9% in total sales revenue against the same month of last year. The figures published monthly by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association... more

Furniture industry’s sales up 2.7% at end September

The growth of 4.3% in sales revenue achieved by the German furniture industry in the first half year 2021 had fallen to +2.7% as at the end of September. At the time the half-year figures were published in August, the association of the German... more

Growth in furniture trade in

France again in September

After a reduction of 9.1% in August 2021, sales revenue generated from trade in furniture in France increased 2.0% against last year again in September. As revealed by the monthly survey performed by the French market research institute Ipea of... more

Per September furniture exports 17% above 2020 level

After achieving an increase of 22.6% in the first half of 2021, German furniture exports in the first nine months exceeded the previous year’s figure by 17.1% to €6.209bn (Jan.-Sept. 2020: 5.302bn); the comparative 2019 figure was... more

Housing construction orders

6.3% lower than last year

In August 2021, incoming orders in the German housing construction industry - adjusted to account for calendar effects - declined by 6.3% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year. However, the basis of comparison must be... more

Interfor Corp. takes over Eacom Timber for CAD490m

On 23 November 2012, Interfor Corp. of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, came to an agreement with a subsidiary of the investment company Kelso & Company of New York on the acquisition of all the shares in Eacom Timber Corporation of... more

Vida planning to reduce output

more heavily in December

The sawmill group Vida AB of Alvesta, Sweden, the majority in which is held by Canfor Corp. of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada, is planning to reduce its output in December 2021 more heavily than usual at this time of year. According to a... more

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