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Parquet exports from EU deteriorate in 2018

15.07.2019 − In 2018 a volume of 19.548m m² parquet was exported from the European Union to other countries. » more

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Parquet production dropped by 1.3 % in FEP region

27.06.2019 − The volume of parquet produced in the member countries of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) last year was roughly 1m m³ lower than a year earlier. » more

Oknoplast turnover increased again at group level

26.06.2019 − In 2018 Polish window and front door manufacturer Oknoplast improved turnover by 12.5% to €171m compared to the preceding year.» more

Laminate flooring production decreased in all regions

21.06.2019 − Worldwide laminate flooring production dipped slightly for the first time in a while in 2018 after growth lasting several years in a row. » more

FEP: Parquet consumption fell by 2.3% in 2018

17.06.2019 − Last year, parquet consumption in the member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) decreased by 2.3% to 79.854m m².» more

Investmark separates from further Amorim shares

10.06.2019 − The investment company Investmark Holdings intends to sell further shares in the Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim.» more

AHF Products wants to buy LM Flooring and invest in works

07.06.2019 − The US wooden flooring manufacturer AHF Products wants to take over the “LM Flooring” division from Chinese Fine Furniture.. » more

Parquet production down again sharply in Germany

06.06.2019 − The output of parquet in Germany fell by 8.6 % to 6.936m m² in 2018. » more

I4F files opposition against Unilin patent at PTAB

03.06.2019 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) filed an application on 29 May at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of USPTO for an Inter Partes Review (IPR) for Unilin's US 9,200,460 patent.» more

I4F files case against Mohawk over vinyl flooring in the US

29.05.2019 − The intellectual property firm Innovations4Flooring N.V. (I4F) filed a patent infringement case against Mohawk Industries with the US Court for the District of Delaware in mid-May. » more

Several interior door producers increasing capacity

23.05.2019 − A number of major investment projects have been carried out or launched in the German interior door industry over the past few months. » more

ITC initiates investigation into vinyl flooring imports

17.05.2019 − The US International Trade Commission (ITC) at the US Department of Commerce ordered on 9th May the initiation of an investigation into the import of unlicensed vinyl floor coverings into the USA. » more

Masonite: negative restructuring effect on results

16.05.2019 − In the first quarter US door group Masonite invested some US$22m in restructuring measures. » more

Sales of Jeld-Wen increased only through acquisitions

13.05.2019 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen increased its sales in the first quarter by 6.8% to US$1.011bn.» more

AFI: revenues and earnings decline in first quarter

10.05.2019 − The US flooring manufacturer Armstrong Flooring (AFI) suffered a 13.8 % decline in sales to US$ 141.7m in the first quarter.» more

Halstead, Home Depot and Välinge reach agreement

07.05.2019 − In the patent infringement proceedings initiated by Välinge Innovation against Halstead and the US DIY group The Home Depot, the three companies have reached an out-of-court settlement. » more

Swiss parquet market has declined

30.04.2019 − In 2018, significantly less parquet flooring was sold in Switzerland than in the previous year, which led to declines in both domestic production and import trade. » more

Assa Abloy acquires Australian door manufacturer

25.04.2019 − Assa Abloy, which focuses on lock, hardware and door systems, has acquired full ownership of Australian wooden door manufacturer Spence Doors. » more

Change in the Executive Board of Drutex

18.04.2019 − The Polish window manufacturer Drutex elected Kamila Newlin-Lukowicz and Jacek Sierzputowski as new members of the executive board at its general meeting on 26 March. » more

WDMA: Lewis is new Chairman of the Board of Directors

16.04.2019 − The Board of Directors of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has elected Robert Lewis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Masonite, as its new Chairman.» more

Eurobaustoff: Heinlein heads building products group

15.04.2019 − Heiko Heinlein is the new head of the construction elements division within Eurobaustoff.» more

Hörmann builds new plants in China and the USA

12.04.2019 − The door and gate manufacturer Hörmann is currently investing in two new production sites in China and the USA.» more

Losses for Lumber Liquidators again in fourth quarter

11.04.2019 − US-American Lumber Liquidators had to recorded regressive results again in the fourth quarter. » more

Unilin files case against 45 manufacturers and distributors

04.04.2019 − Flooring Industries filed a case against 45 Chinese flooring manufacturers and US distributors with the US International Trade Commission at the US Department of Commerce on 25 March.» more

Jeld-Wen reaches agreement on takeover of VPI

28.03.2019 − Jeld-Wen Holdings intends to take over PVC window manufacturer VPI Quality Windows (VPI). » more

AFI: high loss due to sale of wooden flooring division

20.03.2019 − As a consequence of the sale of the wooden flooring division, which was concluded at the end of 2018, Armstrong Flooring (AFI) was confronted with significant declines in revenue. » more

Mohawk planning to scale back its investments

15.03.2019 − Mohawk Industries is set to invest much less in 2019 than in previous years. » more

Amorim: further declines in flooring business

14.03.2019 − At the end of 2018 Corticeira Amorim SGPS was again faced with declines in its floor & wall coverings business unit, which is predominantly focused on floor coverings.» more

Forbo has significantly increased sales and earnings

11.03.2019 − The Swiss Forbo Holding generated net sales of sfr 1.327bn in the 2018 financial year, exceeding the previous year's result by 6.5%.» more

US flooring market increases to US$25.4bn in 2017

07.03.2019 − In 2017 the US flooring market generated a total volume of US$25.4bn, following a sum of US$23.4bn in 2015 and US$24.5bn in 2016. » more