Building products

AFI board examining options for selling the company

21.01.2022 − The board of directors of Armstrong Flooring (AFI) is considering selling the company. » more


Window and door industry forging ahead

18.01.2022 − Businesses in the building parts industry initiated and carried out additional expansion projects in 2021, not least thanks to persistently robust demand. » more

Higher growth in laminate-flooring sales than 2020

10.01.2022 − 2020 and 2021 were relatively good years for European laminate-flooring manufacturers. » more

Inwido: new organisational structure from start of 2022

23.12.2021 − Inwido will be switching its organisational structure from currently two divisions to four in future on 1 January. » more

Profine installs extrusion line in Bosnian-Herzegovina

22.12.2021 − Profine put a first extrusion line into operation at its subsidiary Profine BH at the end of September. » more

Kährs issues bond to amount of roughly SEK1.45bn

17.12.2021 − Kährs Holding issued a bond to the total amount of SEK1.45bn, roughly equivalent to €140.4m, on 24 November. » more

Aurelius concludes Unilux takeover in mid-November

13.12.2021 − Aurelius Equity Opportunities has acquired window and front door manufacturer Unilux via a carve-out deal with effect from 17 November.» more

Classen puts new short-cycle press into operation

09.12.2021 − In the third quarter, the Classen group put a new short-cycle press into operation at the laminate-flooring works trading under the name of Classen Industries. » more

Sales of external doors likely to rise further in 2021/2022

06.12.2021 − In Germany, the sales volume of external doors is expected to increase by 2.5% to 1.392m units this year. » more

Wood flooring manufacturer AHF Products to be sold

29.11.2021 − AHF Products is facing another change of ownership. According to a statement, American Industrial Partners (AIP) has signed a binding sales agreement with Pacline Equity Partners. » more

Hard flooring manufacturers want to raise prices further

24.11.2021 − A large number of parquet and laminate flooring producers want to charge more by the first quarter. » more

Raw material shortages impede production at Mohawk

16.11.2021 − According to Mohawk Industries, the supply problems concerning various chemical upstream products - which have been ongoing for a considerable period - deteriorated in the third quarter. » more

NALFA elects new leadership team

15.11.2021 − Members of the North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) have elected Barbara Ellenberg June, general counsel at Swiss Krono LLC as the association’s new president. » more

FEP: parquet consumption increases in all markets

12.11.2021 − According to the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) parquet demand in Europe remained at a relatively high level during the second quarter. » more

Arbonia to boost its capacity to 3.4m doors by 2023

05.11.2021 − The Swiss building components supplier Arbonia hopes to record substantial growth from its two remaining divisions - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Doors - over the next five years. » more

Lamett aiming for sales revenue above €100m by 2025

28.10.2021 − Lamett Europe is likely to generate consolidated sales revenue of around €75m in the current business year and thereby surpass last year’s figure of around €60m by roughly a quarter. » more

Jordan acquires Dutch wholesale trader Viehoff

25.10.2021 − On 6 October, W. & L. Jordan acquired Viehoff Fournituren with retroactive effect from the beginning of the year. » more

I4F and Happy Feet reach out-of-court settlement

18.10.2021 − US flooring distributor Happy Feet International reached an out-of-court settlement with intellectual property company I4F Licensing at the beginning of September. » more

Tilo invests some €15m in Lohnsburg plant conversion

14.10.2021 − Tilo is currently implementing an extensive investment programme at its plant in Lohnsburg. » more

Mohawk to invest a further €215m in capacity expansions

13.10.2021 − In the coming two years, Mohawk Industries intends to once again expand its laminate flooring plant in Thomasville, North Carolina, which has been in operation since mid-2005.» more

Bauwerk Group: results more than double

11.10.2021 − In the first half, Bauwerk Group increased its parquet sales by more than 12% to around 4.7m m². » more

Headlam: significant improvement in half-year figures

22.09.2021 − In the first six months, Headlam Group recorded turnover of £329.9m, corresponding to growth of 45.2% vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Kährs completes integration of Upofloor brand

20.09.2021 − Kährs Holding has completed the brand merger announced last year. Resilient flooring products previously offered under the Upofloor brand will in future be marketed under the Kährs brand.» more

Forbo significantly improves half-year figures again

17.09.2021 − In the first half, Forbo Holding - a company specialising in floor coverings, building and construction adhesives as well as power transmission - increased its turnover by 14.9% to CHF623.1m.» more

Tarkett likely to remain below targeted margin in 2022

13.09.2021 − Tarkett is likely to fall short of its medium-term target of achieving an adjusted EBITDA margin of at least 12% in 2022.» more

Mohawk turnover higher than in first quarter

09.09.2021 − In the second quarter, Mohawk Industries was able to increase its turnover figures to new record levels, despite numerous supply-related production shutdowns. » more

Hörmann Group acquiring interior door producer Lebo

23.08.2021 − Hörmann intends to take over interior door manufacturer Lebo with retroactive effect from 31 December 2020. » more

FVSB: 2021 interior door sales to rise by a further 4.9%

19.08.2021 − Sales volumes of interior doors in Germany are expected to rise further in coming years, however the growth curve is anticipated to flatten out. » more

Inwido achieves record figures in second quarter

09.08.2021 − In the second quarter Inwido increased turnover by 16.9% to SEK2.009bn. This means the group achieved quarterly turnover of more than SEK2bn for the first time.» more

Tarkett achieves 12.1% turnover increase in Q2

06.08.2021 − In the second quarter Tarkett achieved a turnover rise of 12.1% to €702.4m. » more