Building products

Parquet consumption in FEP region rises slightly

13.07.2020 − Parquet consumption in member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) rose last year by 1.2% to 81.767m m² compared to the preceding year. » more

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Sörnsen Wood continues wood profile production

09.07.2020 − Newly founded Sörnsen Wood will continue the production of insolvent Sörnsen Holzleisten in Süderbrarup.» more

FEP parquet output by 1.6% to roughly 78m m² last year

02.07.2020 − European parquet production rose again in 2019, according to information from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP). » more

Profine Group acquires Synseal plant in the UK

30.06.2020 − The window and door profile manufacturer Profine acquired a plant in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire from British Aperture Trading with effect from 20 May. » more

Tarkett secures liquidity by obtaining more lines of credit

29.06.2020 − At the end of May, Tarkett has successfully wrapped up talks that it began in spring about securing additional lines of credit. » more

IFN-Holding surpassed revenue forecast for 2019

26.06.2020 − IFN-Holding, a window, house doors, façade and sun protection system specialist raised its revenues by 12% to €612m in the 2019 financial year.» more

Prüm recently building a new frame production facility

24.06.2020 − The interior door manufacturer Prüm-Türenwerk and part of the Swiss building supplier Arbonia intends to build a new frame production facility.» more

Germany: Exterior door market exceeds expectations

18.06.2020 − The number of exterior doors sold in Germany in 2019 increased by 1.9% to 1.462m. » more

Window sales in Germany increase by 2.4% in 2019

11.06.2020 − Last year it was possible to achieve a 2.4% increase in sales to a volume of 14.8m window units (1 window unit WU = 1.69m²) on the German window market. » more

Number of I4F licensees climbs to over 100

10.06.2020 − The intellectual property firm I4F Licensing awarded ten new licences for glue-free locking of hard flooring during the first quarter. » more

ITC imposes General exclusion for vinyl flooring imports

04.06.2020 − In an initial determination, ITC at the US DoC in large part sided with accusations that the intellectual property firm Flooring Industries made against 45 Chinese flooring producers and US distributors.» more

Masonite withdraws forecast for current business year

01.06.2020 − Owing to the corona crisis, the US door group Masonite International has withdrawn the forecast it had issued in mid-February for the current business year.» more

Switzerland: parquet consumption declined in 2019

28.05.2020 − Last year parquet consumption in Switzerland declined by 0.9% to 5.72m m².» more

Tarkett reports a slight downturn in adjusted EBITDA

14.05.2020 − The coronavirus pandemic is already leaving its mark on first-quarter financials at the French flooring manufacturer Tarkett.» more

Boykin has returned to Mohawk as CFO

17.04.2020 − Frank H. Boykin, who had already retired from the US flooring company Mohawk Industries at the end of March 2019, has again assumed the position of CFO with effect from 15 April.» more

Mohawk retracts its forecast for first quarter of 2020

08.04.2020 − On the basis of increasing restrictions related to the corona crisis, US flooring group Mohawk Industries has retracted its results forecast for the first quarter of the financial year 2020.» more

Forbo: turnover of flooring systems declined by 4.7%

23.03.2020 − In 2019 turnover generated in the flooring systems business division of Forbo Holding declined by 4.7% to CHF870.5m. » more

Mannington Mills invests US$22m in LVT production

19.03.2020 − US flooring group Mannington Mills plans to expand the production location in Calhoun (Georgia), which is focused, for example, on production of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT). » more

Arbonia’s EBITDA improved in all four divisions

16.03.2020 − The building components supplier Arbonia achieved better EBITDA in all four of its divisions in 2019.» more

Steves & Sons files another lawsuit against Jeld-Wen

04.03.2020 − Steves & Sons is taking further legal action against Jeld-Wen.» more

Production at Magnum to be stopped by end of February

25.02.2020 − Unilin - which is part of the US flooring group Mohawk Industries - is set to shut down parquet production at Magnum Parket by the end of February. » more

Inwido turnover again declines in Q4

24.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter Swedish window and door group Inwido generated turnover of SEK1.813bn, which represents a decline of 2.7% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year.» more

European parquet figures assumed stable in 2019

17.02.2020 − The Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) assumes that the 2019 parquet consumption figures will be at a similar level to the previous year. » more

Mixed tendencies in EPLF membership

14.02.2020 − Additional changes have occurred among the ranks of members of the association European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) at the beginning of 2020. » more

Turkey extends duties on laminate flooring

13.02.2020 − The Turkish Ministry of Economy has extended anti-dumping duties on laminate flooring imports from Germany and China for another five years to the start of 2025.» more

FEP to hold annual convention on 11 and 12 June

11.02.2020 − This year the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) is to hold its general meeting and subsequent parquet congress in Hamburg.» more

Unilin and Välinge gain access to CFL patents

06.02.2020 − Välinge Innovation and the Technologies division of Unilin have struck deals with CFL that will grant them sub-licencing rights for hard flooring with a mineral magnesium oxide (MgO) substrate sold by CFL. » more

Arbonia further improves door division turnover

31.01.2020 − In 2019 the door division of Swiss Arbonia improved its turnover by 0.5% to CHF359.4m.» more

Intermediate Capital to sell Gerflor to Cobepa

29.01.2020 − Gerflor is to be taken over by Belgian private equity company Cobepa.» more

EPLF: laminate flooring sales stabilised in 2019

22.01.2020 − Companies belonging to the association European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) sold 446.6 million m² from their European mills around the globe in 2019. » more