Building products

Some aspects about cross licences remain unclear

14.12.2017 − Not yet finally settled uncertainties have arisen concerning the cross licences between Classen, on the one hand, and Välinge Innovation and Unilin Division “Technologies” on the other.» more


Mohawk achieves slight increase in operating profit

11.12.2017 − In the third quarter the flooring rest of world business division of Mohawk Industries succeeded in achieving operating profit slightly above last year’s figure. » more

Unilin commissions short-cycle press in Thomasville

06.12.2017 − The Flooring division of Unilin started operating a new short-cycle press at its US laminate flooring mill in Thomasville, North Carolina in September. » more

Investor process has been initiated by DLW Flooring

29.11.2017 − In the self-administration procedure applied for on 11 October, German DLW Flooring has meanwhile initiated an investor process. » more

Investor process has been initiated by DLW Flooring

23.11.2017 − In the self-administration procedure applied for on 11 October, German DLW Flooring has meanwhile initiated an investor process. » more

German window groups forecast 2.9% rise in sales

20.11.2017 − Germany’s four industry associations representing the window sector believe that a favourable macroeconomic climate and rising home construction are providing positive impetus for the German window market. » more

Blanke planning to double production capacity

16.11.2017 − German Friedrich Blanke will be trading under the name of Blanke Türenwerke in future. » more

IFN-Holding plans takeover of Finnish Skaala Group

08.11.2017 − International Windows Network IFN-Holding is currently conducting negotiations concerning complete or at least majority acquisition of Finnish Skaala. » more

Jeld-Wen planning to take over Austrian Domoferm group

01.11.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen Holdings has signed an agreement for buying Austrian Domoferm group. » more

Inwido planning to take over Bedst & Billigst

30.10.2017 − Swedish Inwido is planning to take over full ownership of Danish online retail group Bedst & Billigst. » more

Dormakaba sells GMT and issues bonds for 680m CHF

26.10.2017 − Swiss Dormakaba Holding has parted with its Chinese subsidiary GMT Hardware. According to a company release, the sale was concluded with effect from 29 September. » more

Neuhofer Holz installs second digital printing machine

20.10.2017 − Austrian Neuhofer Holz has invested in a second single-pass digital printer at its headquarters in Zell am Moos. » more

Bauwerk Boen: Result increase despite fall in turnover

17.10.2017 − In the first half, Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group generated consolidated net turnover of CHF143.7m with sales of parquet flooring. » more

Masonite concludes A & F Wood Products takeover

11.10.2017 − US-American Masonite International has concluded the takeover of various assets of A & F Wood Products (AFWP).» more

€70m investment approved for Prüm and Garant

09.10.2017 − Germn Prüm-Türenwerk and Garant Türen und Zargen want to invest about €70m in expanding their locations in the years ahead. » more

Classen suing two IVC companies in the US

26.09.2017 − The Classen group is continuing its actions against sub-licensees of Välinge Innovation with a patent in-fringement suit filed in the US against the Mohawk subsidiaries IVC US and IVC N.V.» more

Parquet markets grew for the most part in first half

19.09.2017 − The positive performance delivered by most European parquet markets has continued in the second quarter after a slight growth in the first three months of this year.» more

Scheucher invests €13.5m in buildings & equipment

12.09.2017 − Austrian Scheucher Holzindustrie is to invest a total of some €13.5m in the expansion of its headquarters over the next months. » more

Mohawk Industries intending to invest $850m in 2017

05.09.2017 − US-American Mohawk Industries intends to continue the strategy of expansion that it has been pursuing for several years.» more

Headlam improves key figures in first half of year

04.09.2017 − In the first half British Headlam Group increased its turnover by 4.0% to £341.9m.» more

Shaw closing works Ringgold and Welcome

31.08.2017 − US-American Shaw Industries is to exit the laminate flooring manufacturing business and source its laminate flooring from other manufacturers in future. » more

Mohawk: Decline in results at Flooring RoW accelerates

10.08.2017 − In its Flooring Rest of the World division, Mohawk Industries, suffered further falls in results in the second quarter despite stronger growth in turnover. » more

Tarkett: Turnover in first half year up by 5.1%

07.08.2017 − Total turnover generated in the first half of 2017 by French Tarkett increased year on year by 5.1% to €1.364bn. » more

Tarkett and Forbo allocate reserves for cartel case

03.08.2017 − Tarkett and Forbo have in recent weeks allocated substantial reserves for potential cartel fines. » more

Jeld-Wen reorganisation in Central Europe

24.07.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen has restructured its organisation in German-speaking Europe and Hungary, placing it under a uniform management at the same time. » more

Jeld-Wen acquires interior door manufacturer Mattiovi

20.07.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen has acquired complete ownership of Finnish Mattiovi. » more

Carpet manufacturer Balta completes its IPO

13.07.2017 − Belgian Balta Group completed an initial public offering that it announced on 17 May on 13 June. In a press release issued on the same day, the company put the total volume at €204m. » more

FEP: Parquet consumption up by 1.7% in 2016

10.07.2017 − In 2016, a total of 77.015m m² of parquet flooring were consumed in the 16 members countries of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), representing year-on-year growth of 1.7%. » more

FEP: Three new members boost membership to 72

05.07.2017 − European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) has this year acquired three new members, while one member has announced cancellation of its membership. » more

MMFA sales figures improve more strongly than expected

03.07.2017 − In 2016, the then 20 ordinary member companies organised in the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) showed higher growth in sales figures than initially expected. » more