Building products

Armstrong Flooring sells wood flooring business

16.11.2018 − Armstrong Flooring intends to sell its wood flooring activities to the private equity company American Industrial Partners ("AIP") for around US$100 m. » more

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Tarkett: Turnover down slightly in EMEA region

12.11.2018 − French Tarkett was confronted by a slight decline in turnover of 0.8% to €225.2m in its EMEA business division in the third quarter. » more

Masonite has acquired Bridewater Wholesalers Inc.

09.11.2018 − US-American door manufacturer Masonite has taken over the production and trading company Bridgewater Wholesalers (BWI). » more

Mohawk RoW reports slower growth in third quarter

06.11.2018 − Mohawk Industries generated revenues of US$612.5m from its Flooring Rest of the World (RoW) division during the third quarter.» more

Jeld-Wen might be forced to divest door skin facility

02.11.2018 − Jeld-Wen Holding might have to part ways with its Towanda facility in Pennsylvania. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the compulsory sale of the site on 5 October.» more

Tarkett has completed acquisition of Lexmark

23.10.2018 − The acquisition of US carpet manufacturer Lexmark Carpet Mills by French flooring group Tarkett, announced in August, was completed at the beginning of October. » more

Jeld-Wen has revised forecast downwards again

22.10.2018 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen Holding did not achieve its targets in the third quarter either. » more

Stable to higher parquet consumption in Europe

18.10.2018 − The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) has reported that European parquet consumption was stable or slightly higher on the whole during the first six months. » more

Windmöller wants to start licensing UWC patents

15.10.2018 − UWC intends to award licences for the plastic flooring patents that it holds directly in future despite ongoing disagreements about a licence partnership in place since January 2010 with Flooring Industries.» more

Bauwerk Boen delivers sharp growth in earnings

11.10.2018 − Bauwerk Boen Group ended the first six months with a 4.9% growth in consolidated net revenues to CHF150.7m. » more

Masonite Appoints Akiri as Managing Director Components

01.10.2018 − As of October 8, Chet Akiri will take over as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Components division at US door manufacturer Maonite International. » more

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