Building products

Parador goes to Indian building materials company

12.07.2018 − Nord Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft intends to sell its majority stake in the construction element manufacturer Parador to Indian building materials manufacturer Hyderabad Industries.» more


FEP: Parquet production increased by 2.6% in 2017

20.06.2018 − The member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) produced a total of 72.184 m m² of parquet flooring in 2017, 2.6 % more than in the previous year. » more

Bauwerk Boen: Production started at Durdevac plant

07.06.2018 − Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group has gradually commissioned production lines installed to make three-ply parquet at a plant in Durdevac, Croatia doing business as Bauwerk Boen d.o.o. over the past few weeks. » more

AFI suffers another slump in Wood Flooring division

04.06.2018 − Armstrong Flooring (AFI) faced a 2.7% decrease in revenues to US$257.9m in the first quarter. Slow wood flooring business was the main factor prompting this downturn. » more

Tarkett posts lower revenues from three divisions

22.05.2018 − Tarkett ended the first quarter with a 7.2% slump in revenues to €567.9m because of unfavourable currency effects. » more

US Court removes Mannington patents from case

17.05.2018 − The US District Court for Delaware has removed some of the patents held by Välinge Innovation from a patent infringement case against Halstead New England and the The Home Depot on 7 May. » more

German parquet production experiences 4.1% fall

14.05.2018 − Last year a total of 7.53m m² parquet to a value of €195.2m was produced in Germany. The production volume was thus 4.1% lower whilst the production value declined by only 0.2%.» more

Dormakaba: Turnover rise due especially to takeovers

10.05.2018 − Swiss Dormakaba generated turnover to the amount of CHF1.401bn in the first half of its 2017/2018 financial year (30 June). » more

MeisterWerke acquires all shares in Hain Natur-Böden

08.05.2018 − In April, MeisterWerke Schulte acquired all shares in Hain which focuses on the production and sales of high-quality one-strip parquet. » more

Dormakaba wants to withdraw from joint venture in India

02.05.2018 − Swiss Dormakaba wants to withdraw from the Indian joint venture Dorset Kaba Security Systems. » more

FEP: Germany the only market with falling parquet sales

27.04.2018 − European parquet consumption increased again in the first quarter. The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) reached this conclusion at its latest meeting.» more

James Halstead considering acquisition of Airea

24.04.2018 − British James Halstead is currently examining the option of purchasing the flooring manufacturer Airea. » more

Roughly 220m DKK invested by Velux in Sonneborn facility

23.04.2018 − Velux group, specialised in roof windows, opened its new central warehouse in Sonneborn, Thuringia, at the beginning of this year. » more

Lumber Liquidators: Positive development in q4

18.04.2018 − In the fourth quarter of 2017 US-American Lumber Liquidators once again increased turnover by 6.1% to US$259.9m. » more

Amorim puts digital printing system into service

16.04.2018 − Portuguese Amorim installed a new digital printing system at its Sao Paio de Oleiros flooring works in the fourth quarter of 2017 and subsequently put it into operation in the first quarter of this year.» more

Jeld-Wen snaps up more firms in US and Australia

13.04.2018 − US-American Jeld-Wen Holding acquired the Australian firm A&L Windows with effect from 28 February. » more

Weitzer to raise 50% stake in Croatian Pana

09.04.2018 − Austrian Weitzer Parkett has acquired a stake in Croatian parquet manufacturer Pana. » more

Internorm boosted revenues by 3% to €331m

02.04.2018 − Austrian Internorm delivered a 3% upturn in revenues to about €331m in the 2017 financial year. » more

Forbo: Flooring Systems achieves 4.7% turnover rise

26.03.2018 − In 2017 Swiss Forbo Holding generated total turnover of CHF1.246bn. » more

AFI: Wood Flooring revenues decreased again

22.03.2018 − US-American Armstrong Flooring (AFI) posted another 7.9% slump in revenues from its Wood Flooring division to US$104.5m in the fourth quarter of 2017. » more

Arbonia significantly increases results in 2017

19.03.2018 − Swiss Arbonia also achieved significant improvements in results in the second year after group restructuring measures initiated in 2015. » more

Jeld-Wen records stable turnover in Q4

15.03.2018 − In the fourth quarter of 2017, US-American Jeld-Wen only marginally increased turnover by 0.3% to US$976.0m. » more

IVC commissions two new plants making Rigid LVT

08.03.2018 − International Vinyl Company (IVC Group) started up the second line to make luxury vinyl tiles (LV)T at its headquarters in Avelgem, Belgium in December 2017. » more

Kährs: Results back in the black in Q4

06.03.2018 − Swedish Kährs Holding significantly improved its results in the fourth quarter of 2017 vis à vis the preceding year as well as the preceding quarter. » more

Gerflor set to buy linoleum assets from DLW Flooring

01.03.2018 − French Gerflor is set to acquire the linoleum activities of insolvent German DLW Flooring and related assets. » more

Masonite takes over DW3 group for roughly 70m £

23.02.2018 − US-American Masonite International has taken over DW3 Products Holding Limited (DW3), a group of companies operating in the windows and doors sector. » more

Growth in Tarkett’s sales revenue continues to slow

21.02.2018 − Tarkett raised its sales revenue by 1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 653.6m €. » more

Court prohibits Windmöller from issuing licences

15.02.2018 − The decision that Ulrich Windmöller Consulting (UWC) announced to terminate a licence agreement with Unilin that had been in place since February 2010 during the Domotex flooring fair is not permissible. » more

Masonite takes over DW3 group for roughly 70m £

12.02.2018 − US-American Masonite International has taken over British DW3 Products Holding (DW3), a group of companies operating in the windows and doors sector. » more

Pervanovo planning wood-fibre floor works in Croatia

09.02.2018 − Following the sale of the works in Viken, Sweden, agreed at the end of 2017, Pervanovo Invest wants to set up a new works for powder-based wood-fibre floors (WFF) in Ogulin, Croatia, by 2019. » more