Building products

Unilin files patent infringement suit against Windmöller

18.09.2018 − On 12 September, the Unilin Group filed a patent infringement suit against Windmöller GmbH at the Düsseldorf Regional Court. » more


Aluplast expands production capacities in the USA

17.09.2018 − The plastic window and door manufacturer Aluplast is building a second production plant in the USA via its subsidiary Chelsea Building Products. » more

Wood Fibre Floor plant in Viken to be commissioned

13.09.2018 − At the end of June, Välinge Innovation AB started commissioning the plant for powder-based hard flooring ("Wood Fibre Floor WFF") at its headquarters in Viken/Sweden, which was built in mid-2016. » more

Parador has established new Commercial Business Unit

13.09.2018 − Parador has divided its activities into three new business units. At the same time, product management, previously headed by Frank Beerhorst, was reorganized. » more

Ply Gem and NCI Building Systems to merge

03.09.2018 − The merger of NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem will create the leading North American manufacturer of building products for the building envelope. » more

Flooring importer CFS builds its own plant in the USA

20.08.2018 − Complete Flooring Supply (CFS), based in Suwanee/Georgia, plans to set up its own production facility in the USA. » more

Arbonia: Improved earnings and sales for doors

17.08.2018 − The Swiss building supplier Arbonia generated sales growth of 15.1% to Sfr181.1m in its Doors Division in the first half of the year; currency-adjusted growth amounted to 7.7%.» more

Masonite to issue US$300m bond

16.08.2018 − The US door group Masonite International intends to issue a US$300m bond through a private placement. » more

Jeld-Wen results decline in the second quarter

15.08.2018 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen suffered declines in its key earnings figures in the second quarter. » more

Kährs has taken over sales company Ehrenborg

14.08.2018 − The Scandinavian flooring manufacturer Kährs has taken over the Swedish sales company Ehrenborg. » more

Masonite: Sales increase in all business areas

13.08.2018 − The US door group Masonite increased its sales by 9% to US$566.7m in the second quarter of 2018. » more

Interface has completed acquisition of Nora Systems

10.08.2018 − As of 7 August, the US flooring manufacturer Interface has completed the acquisition of the Weinheim-based rubber flooring manufacturer Nora Systems. » more

Polish window industry increased exports by 9%

09.08.2018 − According to a survey by the Polish market research agency Centrum Analiz Branzowych (CAB), around 7m window units were exported from Poland last year. » more

AFI: Improved results in the wood flooring business

08.08.2018 − The US flooring group Armstrong Flooring (AFI) suffered another 3.1% decline in sales to US$106.1m in its Wood Flooring division in the second quarter. » more

Amorim's Floor & Wall business continues to weaken

03.08.2018 − The Portuguese cork group Amorim generated sales of around €28.2m in its business unit "Floor & Wall Coverings" in the second quarter. » more

Mohawk RoW increased sales and earnings by 16%

27.07.2018 − Sales of Mohawk Industries' Flooring Rest of the World (RoW) business unit increased by 16% to US$590.1m in the second quarter compared to the prior-year period.» more

Kährs: Sales growth at Nordics and Resilient

26.07.2018 − The individual divisions of the Scandinavian floor covering group Kährs developed differently in the second quarter. » more

Barrard appointed new Vice President at Tarkett

20.07.2018 − Pierre Barrard has taken over the newly created position of Executive Vice President Strategic Marketing & Digital at the French flooring group Tarkett with effect from July 2. » more

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