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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

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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

Parquet producer Berg & Berg files for bankruptcy

17.01.2020 − The three-layer parquet manufacturer Berg & Berg to Swedish Mor-Gerd filed for bankruptcy on 11 December. » more

Insolvency proceedings against Sörnsen subsidiaries

09.01.2020 − In addition to the parent company Sörnsen Holzleisten, all subsidiaries in Germany and Scandinavia, with the exception of the Lithuanian UAB SIWood, also had to file for insolvency. » more

WeGo Floortec now trading as Kingspan Access Floors

11.12.2019 − The access-floor manufacturer WeGo Floortec taken over by Kingspan Group has been trading under the name of Kingspan Access Floors since 15 October. » more

Parador hopes to lift revenues to roughly €170m

05.12.2019 − Parador - owned by Hyderabad Industries (HIL) since August 2018 - ntends to generate full-year revenues of about €170m in the current 2019/2020 financial year (ending on 31 March).» more

I4F expands patent base through partnerships

02.12.2019 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) has forged additional partnerships with holders of flooring patents in recent months.» more

Decline in Amorim Floor & Wall sales revenue halted

29.11.2019 − In the third quarter, Corticeira Amorim SGPS halted the longstanding decline in its Floor & Wall Coverings business unit’s (BU) sales revenue. » more

Core growth achieved by Jeld-Wen in Europe alone

27.11.2019 − Sales revenue generated by Jeld-Wen fell in the third quarter of 2019 by 3.9 % to 1.092bn US$.» more

I4F, Unilin and Välinge reach deals to end patent disputes

20.11.2019 − The intellectual property firm Innovations4Flooring (I4F) brokered two separate deals with the Unilin subsidiary Flooring Industries and Välinge Innovation to end patent disputes for new material products.» more

Masonite records further rise in adjusted EBITDA

14.11.2019 − In the third quarter Masonite International was able to increase its EBITDA adjusted to account for special effects by 7.1% to US$75.8.» more

Drutex to commission new production building soon

11.11.2019 − Polish window manufacturer Drutex has constructed a new production building at its headquarters, covering an area of approximately 14,000m². » more

Tarkett: development improves further in third quarter

08.11.2019 − Tarkett concluded the third quarter with a turnover increase of 8.0% to €907.1m.» more

Johan G. Olsen Group withdraws from Bauwerk Boen

07.11.2019 − Norwegian Johan G. Olsen Group (JGO) is selling its 33.2% share in Bauwerk Boen to majority shareholder EGS (EGSB) and is therefore terminating its involvement in the parquet sector. » more

Jeld-Wen now expects slight turnover decline in 2019

04.11.2019 − Jeld-Wen has again adjusted downwards its forecast for the 2019 financial year. » more

Inwido expands capacity at Vetlanda window plant

28.10.2019 − Elitfönster, which belongs to Inwido, is to install a new planing machine at its Vetlanda plant. » more

FEP: no uniform trend on European parquet markets

24.10.2019 − According to the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) on European parquet markets there is currently no clear development trend. » more

Masco to complete sale of Milgard by the year’s end

22.10.2019 − Masco has reached a deal with the window and door manufacturer MI Windows & Doors to sell its US window and door activities doing business as Milgard Windows & Doors.» more

Parquet industry’s receipts of orders decreased

21.10.2019 − According to statements from various central and northern European multiple-layer parquet manufacturers, the hoped-for upswing in demand in autumn has not materialised yet. » more

Headlam’s sales revenue increased by 3.3%

16.10.2019 − Headlam Group increased its sales revenue by 3.3 % in the first half-year 2019 to 348.7m £.» more

Bauwerk Boen’s financial results still under pressure

09.10.2019 − The key performance figures of Bauwerk Boen Group continued to decay in the first half-year. EBITDA fell by 16.4 % to 14.4m CHF.» more

Altro dropping “Debolon” in harmonised brand image

02.10.2019 − British Altro Group will be marketing the products manufactured by the German subsidiary Debolon Dessauer Bodenbeläge under the global brand name of “Altro” in future. » more