Building products

Bauwerk Boen: Result increase despite fall in turnover

17.10.2017 − In the first half, Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group generated consolidated net turnover of CHF143.7m with sales of parquet flooring. » more


Masonite concludes A & F Wood Products takeover

11.10.2017 − US-American Masonite International has concluded the takeover of various assets of A & F Wood Products (AFWP).» more

€70m investment approved for Prüm and Garant

09.10.2017 − Germn Prüm-Türenwerk and Garant Türen und Zargen want to invest about €70m in expanding their locations in the years ahead. » more

Classen suing two IVC companies in the US

26.09.2017 − The Classen group is continuing its actions against sub-licensees of Välinge Innovation with a patent in-fringement suit filed in the US against the Mohawk subsidiaries IVC US and IVC N.V.» more

Parquet markets grew for the most part in first half

19.09.2017 − The positive performance delivered by most European parquet markets has continued in the second quarter after a slight growth in the first three months of this year.» more

Scheucher invests €13.5m in buildings & equipment

12.09.2017 − Austrian Scheucher Holzindustrie is to invest a total of some €13.5m in the expansion of its headquarters over the next months. » more

Mohawk Industries intending to invest $850m in 2017

05.09.2017 − US-American Mohawk Industries intends to continue the strategy of expansion that it has been pursuing for several years.» more

Headlam improves key figures in first half of year

04.09.2017 − In the first half British Headlam Group increased its turnover by 4.0% to £341.9m.» more

Shaw closing works Ringgold and Welcome

31.08.2017 − US-American Shaw Industries is to exit the laminate flooring manufacturing business and source its laminate flooring from other manufacturers in future. » more

Mohawk: Decline in results at Flooring RoW accelerates

10.08.2017 − In its Flooring Rest of the World division, Mohawk Industries, suffered further falls in results in the second quarter despite stronger growth in turnover. » more

Tarkett: Turnover in first half year up by 5.1%

07.08.2017 − Total turnover generated in the first half of 2017 by French Tarkett increased year on year by 5.1% to €1.364bn. » more

Tarkett and Forbo allocate reserves for cartel case

03.08.2017 − Tarkett and Forbo have in recent weeks allocated substantial reserves for potential cartel fines. » more

Jeld-Wen reorganisation in Central Europe

24.07.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen has restructured its organisation in German-speaking Europe and Hungary, placing it under a uniform management at the same time. » more

Jeld-Wen acquires interior door manufacturer Mattiovi

20.07.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen has acquired complete ownership of Finnish Mattiovi. » more

Carpet manufacturer Balta completes its IPO

13.07.2017 − Belgian Balta Group completed an initial public offering that it announced on 17 May on 13 June. In a press release issued on the same day, the company put the total volume at €204m. » more

FEP: Parquet consumption up by 1.7% in 2016

10.07.2017 − In 2016, a total of 77.015m m² of parquet flooring were consumed in the 16 members countries of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), representing year-on-year growth of 1.7%. » more

FEP: Three new members boost membership to 72

05.07.2017 − European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) has this year acquired three new members, while one member has announced cancellation of its membership. » more

MMFA sales figures improve more strongly than expected

03.07.2017 − In 2016, the then 20 ordinary member companies organised in the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) showed higher growth in sales figures than initially expected. » more

Schüco tops up investment package to roughly €95m

30.06.2017 − German Schüco International intends to top up the investment package announced last year for the expansion of its headquarters by a further sum of €20m. » more

Kährs: Turnover growth in all business divisions

28.06.2017 − Scandinavian Kährs Holding closed out the first quarter with turnover growth of 16% to SKR782m. » more

FEP: Parquet production increased by 2.5%

22.06.2017 − In the 16 member countries which make up the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP), parquet production in 2016 increased year on year by 2.5% to 65.603m m². » more

NMC acquires majority in insulating mat producer Selit

22.06.2017 − NMC International has acquired the majority in the Selit group, a company specialised in underlays. » more

IFN-Holding plans €40m of investments in 2017

21.06.2017 − Austrian International Windows Network IFN-Holding has estimated an investment package of some €40m for the current financial year.» more

EPLF members faced a slight decline in global sales

16.06.2017 − The 17 ordinary members of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) booked total worldwide sales of 116.0m m² in the first quarter. » more

Jeld-Wen posts sharp upswing in earnings

01.06.2017 − The US window and door company Jeld-Wen experienced a relatively consistent growth in revenues across all regions (core growth) in the first quarter of 2017.» more

Bauwerk Boen: Sales decline in second half of year

23.05.2017 − During the second half of 2016, business slowed at Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group. » more

Tarkett delivers rise in revenues across all divisions

19.05.2017 − French group Tarkett experienced growth in all divisions during the first quarter. » more

German parquet production grows slightly

18.05.2017 − A total of 7.85m m² of parquet worth €195.5m was produced in Germany in 2016, representing year-on-year growth in volume of 2.6% and in production value of no less than 3.1%.» more

Europe: Parquet markets show show slight overall growth

17.05.2017 − European parquet markets again showed slight overall growth in the first quarter. The board of directors of FEP came to that conclusion at its last meeting on 27 April.» more

Mohawk: Higher costs make a dent into earnings

11.05.2017 − Mohawk Industries ended the first quarter with a stable performance by its Flooring Rest of the World division, which had previously achieved stronger growth. » more