Building products

Arbonia significantly increases results in 2017

19.03.2018 − Swiss Arbonia also achieved significant improvements in results in the second year after group restructuring measures initiated in 2015. » more


Jeld-Wen records stable turnover in Q4

15.03.2018 − In the fourth quarter of 2017, US-American Jeld-Wen only marginally increased turnover by 0.3% to US$976.0m. » more

IVC commissions two new plants making Rigid LVT

08.03.2018 − International Vinyl Company (IVC Group) started up the second line to make luxury vinyl tiles (LV)T at its headquarters in Avelgem, Belgium in December 2017. » more

Kährs: Results back in the black in Q4

06.03.2018 − Swedish Kährs Holding significantly improved its results in the fourth quarter of 2017 vis à vis the preceding year as well as the preceding quarter. » more

Gerflor set to buy linoleum assets from DLW Flooring

01.03.2018 − French Gerflor is set to acquire the linoleum activities of insolvent German DLW Flooring and related assets. » more

Masonite takes over DW3 group for roughly 70m £

23.02.2018 − US-American Masonite International has taken over DW3 Products Holding Limited (DW3), a group of companies operating in the windows and doors sector. » more

Growth in Tarkett’s sales revenue continues to slow

21.02.2018 − Tarkett raised its sales revenue by 1% in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 653.6m €. » more

Court prohibits Windmöller from issuing licences

15.02.2018 − The decision that Ulrich Windmöller Consulting (UWC) announced to terminate a licence agreement with Unilin that had been in place since February 2010 during the Domotex flooring fair is not permissible. » more

Masonite takes over DW3 group for roughly 70m £

12.02.2018 − US-American Masonite International has taken over British DW3 Products Holding (DW3), a group of companies operating in the windows and doors sector. » more

Pervanovo planning wood-fibre floor works in Croatia

09.02.2018 − Following the sale of the works in Viken, Sweden, agreed at the end of 2017, Pervanovo Invest wants to set up a new works for powder-based wood-fibre floors (WFF) in Ogulin, Croatia, by 2019. » more

Tarkett investing €70m in increasing LVT capacity

07.02.2018 − French Tarkett intends to invest a total of €70m in raising its LVT manufacturing capacity in North America and Europe over the next three years. » more

ZM Opportunity sells all shares in Bauwerk Boen to EGSB

02.02.2018 − Swiss investment company EGSB is to take over all shares in Bauwerk Boen, which had previously been held by ZM Opportunity II LP (Jersey). » more

FEP expecting slight rise in parquet consumption

01.02.2018 − According to an initial estimate by the Federation of the European Parquet industry (FEP), parquet consumption in Europe was raised again by roughly 1% last year. » more

EPLF members offset weaker sales in Western Europe

29.01.2018 − The 17 ordinary members of the association European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) suffered another 2.9% decline in their Western European sales to 243.0m m² last year. » more

Inwido announces plans to close Väröbacka site

29.01.2018 − Inwido is set to close its complex in Väröbacka, Sweden and transfer production to its Vetlanda site. » more

Innovations4Flooring to advance licensing business

25.01.2018 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) is attempting to significantly expand its licensing business by expanding its existing patent partnerships and forging new deals of this kind. » more

Kirkbi buys 49.8% stake in Välinge Innovation

17.01.2018 − US-American Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. LP (KKR) is set to sell the majority stake that it bought in Välinge Innovation in spring 2016 to Danish Kirkbi. » more

Jeld-Wen issues two bonds

11.01.2018 − On 14 December 2017, US-American Jeld-Wen Holding issued two bonds to a total value of US$800m via private placement. » more

FEB members satisfied with development in fourth quarter

02.01.2018 − The ten member companies of the German association of resilient-flooring manufacturers (FEB) are satisfied with the course of business in the fourth quarter. » more

Belgian vinyl flooring exports leapt in 2016

22.12.2017 − In 2016, the Belgian flooring industry exported vinyl flooring with a total value of €573.7m. » more

Some aspects about cross licences remain unclear

14.12.2017 − Not yet finally settled uncertainties have arisen concerning the cross licences between Classen, on the one hand, and Välinge Innovation and Unilin Division “Technologies” on the other.» more

Mohawk achieves slight increase in operating profit

11.12.2017 − In the third quarter the flooring rest of world business division of Mohawk Industries succeeded in achieving operating profit slightly above last year’s figure. » more

Unilin commissions short-cycle press in Thomasville

06.12.2017 − The Flooring division of Unilin started operating a new short-cycle press at its US laminate flooring mill in Thomasville, North Carolina in September. » more

Investor process has been initiated by DLW Flooring

29.11.2017 − In the self-administration procedure applied for on 11 October, German DLW Flooring has meanwhile initiated an investor process. » more

Investor process has been initiated by DLW Flooring

23.11.2017 − In the self-administration procedure applied for on 11 October, German DLW Flooring has meanwhile initiated an investor process. » more

German window groups forecast 2.9% rise in sales

20.11.2017 − Germany’s four industry associations representing the window sector believe that a favourable macroeconomic climate and rising home construction are providing positive impetus for the German window market. » more

Blanke planning to double production capacity

16.11.2017 − German Friedrich Blanke will be trading under the name of Blanke Türenwerke in future. » more

IFN-Holding plans takeover of Finnish Skaala Group

08.11.2017 − International Windows Network IFN-Holding is currently conducting negotiations concerning complete or at least majority acquisition of Finnish Skaala. » more

Jeld-Wen planning to take over Austrian Domoferm group

01.11.2017 − US-American Jeld-Wen Holdings has signed an agreement for buying Austrian Domoferm group. » more

Inwido planning to take over Bedst & Billigst

30.10.2017 − Swedish Inwido is planning to take over full ownership of Danish online retail group Bedst & Billigst. » more