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IFN-Holding to invest around €250m until 2025

03.06.2021 − IFN-Holding and operative in the fields of windows, doors, facades and sun shading, has adopted a new investment package of approximately €250m. » more

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Unilin set to invest in top layer production in Brasov

28.05.2021 − At the start of May, Unilin’s Flooring Division reached a deal with JAF International Services to buy a veneer mill in Brasov, Romania that does business as J.F. Furnir. » more

Upward adjustment in Masonite’s forecast for 2021

24.05.2021 − Masonite International has made an upward adjustment in its forecast for this year due to the good development in business in the first quarter. » more

Business operations ceased at Holz Design Moers

21.05.2021 − The efforts to find a solution for the survival of the insolvent company Holz Design Moers have remained fruitless. » more

2020 German window market better than expected

20.05.2021 − Last year window sales in Germany increased even more significantly than the sector associations had anticipated in October. » more

FEP: parquet markets show mostly positive development

12.05.2021 − Following a relatively quiet start in 2021, demand for parquet in Europe has recently picked up again noticeably. » more

Bauwerk Group improves results despite turnover loss

10.05.2021 − In the 2020 financial year, Bauwerk Group recorded a turnover decline of 7.1% to CHF261.4m.» more

Laminate flooring industry still operating at high workloads

06.05.2021 − Demand for laminate flooring remains consistent despite the renewed closure of German DIY shops, enabling European laminate flooring producers to keep operating their production capacity at high levels. » more

Velux parent company VKR again records growth

03.05.2021 − In 2020, VKR Holding generated turnover to the amount of DKK22.610bn and thus exceeded the preceding year’s figure by 4.9%. » more

Pervanovo specifies Woodura plans in Ogulin

30.04.2021 − In October 2020, Pervanovo Invest commenced with preparatory work in connection with the construction of a plant for powder-based hard flooring (Wood Fibre Floor WFF) at the Croatian site in Ogulin. » more

Windmöller increases capacity in several different areas

26.04.2021 − Over the past few months, Windmöller has completed the first steps in a €20m programme of investments unveiled in October 2020.» more

Patent disputes settled with new agreements

22.04.2021 − I4F Licensing, Välinge Innovation, Unilin, Classen-Gruppe, U. Windmöller Consulting (UWC), Shaw Industries und US Floors signed several non-assert agreements in late March.» more

Appeal against Unilin’s Chinese patent rejected

12.04.2021 − The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has confirmed patent CN 101023230 held by Unilin in a decision published on 24 March. » more

Välinge Innovation expands extended patent protection

09.04.2021 − Välinge Innovation has expanded its portfolio of patents by entering into new agreements with U. Windmöller Consulting (UWC), the Classen Group and the Shaw Industries subsidiary US Floors.» more

FEB members achieve slight rise in DACH turnover

01.04.2021 − In 2020, the companies consolidated in the association of manufacturers of resilient flooring (FEB) sold a total of 58.942m m² floor coverings in the DACH region. » more

Masonite: business in Europe also increased again

26.03.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Masonite International increased its turnover by 16.4% to US$618.5m compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year. » more

Tarkett turnover also declines in fourth quarter

25.03.2021 − Tarkett recorded a 7.9% turnover decline to €619.1m in the fourth quarter, and thus again remained below the comparative figure of the preceding year. » more

Arbonia to introduce new group structure in July

19.03.2021 − From 1 July, Arbonia will present itself on the market with a new organisational structure. » more

Neuhofer to extend works area by almost 15,000 m²

15.03.2021 − Austrian Neuhofer Holz began the next extension phase at its headquarters in Zell am Moos in November.» more

Holz Design Moers applies for self-administration

12.03.2021 − On 21 February Holz Design Moers submitted an application to Kleve district court for restructuring in self-administration.» more

Shifts in turnover at Mohawk flooring RoW

11.03.2021 − In the 2020 financial year, shifts between the individual sales regions and product groups of the flooring rest of the world business division have occurred once again at Mohawk Industries. » more

Jeld-Wen: appeal court upholds antitrust violation

08.03.2021 − Jeld-Wen has been unable to prevent the forced sale of its doorskin plant in Towanda (Pennsylvania), which had been ordered on the basis of antitrust law, via the first appeal proceedings.» more

EPLF members manage to sell 2.7% more laminate flooring

04.03.2021 − In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, companies belonging to the association European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) posted their first small improvement in sales in a while in 2020.» more

Mohawk: increases in all business divisions again

26.02.2021 − Following heterogeneous development in the preceding quarters, Mohawk Industries recorded growth in turnover and results figures across all three business divisions again in the fourth quarter. » more

Rising SPC sales make up for declines in other categories

25.02.2021 − The 26 ordinary members of the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA), sold a total of 94.5 million m² of multilayer modular flooring around the globe last year, 5.3% more than in 2019.» more

14 outlets cut from Lumber Liquidators’ network

22.02.2021 − Lumber Liquidators had already announced at the beginning of November its withdrawal from Canada as well as the closure of six unprofitable facilities in the USA.» more

Interior door producer Huga doubles coating capacity

11.02.2021 − The interior door producer Huga invested in a new RAL spray booth in 2020, doubling its coating capacity. » more

Theuma acquires majority in Anywaydoors

05.02.2021 − Theuma has acquired a majority stake in the manufacturer Anywaydoors and its B2B online platform Portapivot. » more

Arbonia sells window business to Dovista Group

22.01.2021 − Arbonia intends to sell its windows division to Danish window and house door manufacturer Dovita, which belongs to VKR Holding. » more

Arbonia: Business picked up in the second half of the year

18.01.2021 − Arbonia is set to wrap up the second half of 2020 with a growth in revenues of around 2%.» more