Building products

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

Schüco tops up investment package to roughly €95m

30.06.2017 − German Schüco International intends to top up the investment package announced last year for the expansion of its headquarters by a further sum of €20m. » more

Kährs: Turnover growth in all business divisions

28.06.2017 − Scandinavian Kährs Holding closed out the first quarter with turnover growth of 16% to SKR782m. » more

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