Building products

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

Fortune Brands wants to buy Larson for US$660m

14.01.2021 − The US conglomerate Fortune Brands Home & Security wants to acquire the door and window manufacturer Larson Manufacturing.» more

Dormakaba: significant declines in second half year

08.01.2021 − Dormakaba Holding recorded a 14.3% decline in organic turnover during the second half of its 2019/2020 financial year (end of June). » more

Masonite: turnover decline in Europe down to 2.2%

18.12.2020 − In the third quarter, US door group Masonite International generated total turnover of US$587.7m. » more

Jeld-Wen Europe develops most positively

17.12.2020 − In the third quarter, the Europe business division of Jeld-Wen Holding recorded turnover growth of 8.1% to US$311.0m, developing much more positively than the segments of North America and Australasia.» more

Amorim floor & wall turnover increases again slightly

10.12.2020 − In the first nine months, the floor & wall coverings business unit of Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim generated turnover of €86.2m. » more

Tarkett achieves slightly improved adjusted EBITDA

04.12.2020 − In the third quarter, Tarkett generated turnover to the amount of €776.9m. » more

Inwido records further growth in third quarter

02.12.2020 − Swedish window and door group Inwido increased group turnover in the third quarter by 3% to SEK1.716bn. » more

Roto Frank Holding turnover exceeds 2019 figure

26.11.2020 − Despite the corona-related drop in economic activity in the second quarter, Roto Frank Holding expects, after all, to increase its turnover for the entire period of 2020 to €675m. » more

Arbonia concludes syndicated loan agreement

20.11.2020 − On 9 November Arbonia, which operates in the door business as well as other areas, concluded a new syndicated loan agreement for CHF250m with a five-year term and the option to be renewed twice. » more

€3.4bn market volume for window and door fittings

18.11.2020 − Over the entire period of 2019, worldwide turnover generated with window and door fittings amounted to €3.4bn. » more

Mohawk Flooring Rest of the World back in the black

13.11.2020 − “Flooring Rest of the World” was the only one of the three divisions of Mohawk Industries to achieve an increase in sales revenue again in the third quarter.» more

Association expects slight increase for windows

09.11.2020 − Following development along significantly more positive lines in recent months, VFF has significantly raised its sales forecast, which had still been negative in May. » more