Building products

Canadian window producer VWD acquires Vinylbilt

02.08.2021 − Canadian window and door manufacturer Vinyl Window Designs (VWD) has taken over the company Vinylbilt Windows & Doors.» more


LG Hausys trading under name of LX Hausys since July

30.07.2021 − LG Hausys, active in fields such as building products and composite materials, has been trading under the name of LX Hausys Ltd. since 1 July. » more

Deconinck fails to acquire all Tarkett shares

29.07.2021 − The Deconinck family has failed to fulfil its objective of acquiring all of the outstanding shares in Tarkett. » more

Dovista to also push expansion in Central Europe

26.07.2021 − Dovista, which belongs to VKR Holding, is to expand its presence in Germany with the acquisition of Weru Group, announced on 6 July. » more

HDF supply problems culminating in shifts

22.07.2021 − European laminate flooring producers are benefiting from persistently strong demand in both Europe and on key export markets to varying degrees. » more

EU exported less parquet last year

21.07.2021 − The European Union’s foreign trade in parquet experienced mixed fortunes in 2020. » more

Dovista poised to acquire Weru Group too

16.07.2021 − Dovista, a VKR subsidiary, is planning to acquire Weru Group. This move comes after it integrated the Window division of Arbonia, in the first quarter. » more

Masonite to build new production location in Fort Mill

14.07.2021 − Masonite International intends to expand its production capacity with a new location in Fort Mill, South Carolina. » more

FEP: slight increase in parquet production in 2020

01.07.2021 − According to the current annual statistics of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) the member countries achieved an increase in their production volume by 0.6% to 76.172m m² in 2020. » more

FEP says parquet consumption largely stable

24.06.2021 − Last year, there were no major changes in the output or the consumption on the European parquet market. » more

Jeld-Wen plans to invest in its Quebec sites

18.06.2021 − US window and door company Jeld-Wen intends to invest several million US dollars in expanding capacities of both its plants in the Canadian province of Quebec.» more

Amorim introduces new governance model in May

16.06.2021 − Corticeira Amorim expanded its executive committee by one member and its board of directors by four members. » more

Inwido records sales increases in both divisions

14.06.2021 − Inwido raised its sales revenue in the first three months of the current financial year by 13.5 % to SEK1.644bn.» more

IFN-Holding to invest around €250m until 2025

03.06.2021 − IFN-Holding and operative in the fields of windows, doors, facades and sun shading, has adopted a new investment package of approximately €250m. » more

Unilin set to invest in top layer production in Brasov

28.05.2021 − At the start of May, Unilin’s Flooring Division reached a deal with JAF International Services to buy a veneer mill in Brasov, Romania that does business as J.F. Furnir. » more

Upward adjustment in Masonite’s forecast for 2021

24.05.2021 − Masonite International has made an upward adjustment in its forecast for this year due to the good development in business in the first quarter. » more

Business operations ceased at Holz Design Moers

21.05.2021 − The efforts to find a solution for the survival of the insolvent company Holz Design Moers have remained fruitless. » more

2020 German window market better than expected

20.05.2021 − Last year window sales in Germany increased even more significantly than the sector associations had anticipated in October. » more

FEP: parquet markets show mostly positive development

12.05.2021 − Following a relatively quiet start in 2021, demand for parquet in Europe has recently picked up again noticeably. » more

Bauwerk Group improves results despite turnover loss

10.05.2021 − In the 2020 financial year, Bauwerk Group recorded a turnover decline of 7.1% to CHF261.4m.» more

Laminate flooring industry still operating at high workloads

06.05.2021 − Demand for laminate flooring remains consistent despite the renewed closure of German DIY shops, enabling European laminate flooring producers to keep operating their production capacity at high levels. » more

Velux parent company VKR again records growth

03.05.2021 − In 2020, VKR Holding generated turnover to the amount of DKK22.610bn and thus exceeded the preceding year’s figure by 4.9%. » more

Pervanovo specifies Woodura plans in Ogulin

30.04.2021 − In October 2020, Pervanovo Invest commenced with preparatory work in connection with the construction of a plant for powder-based hard flooring (Wood Fibre Floor WFF) at the Croatian site in Ogulin. » more

Windmöller increases capacity in several different areas

26.04.2021 − Over the past few months, Windmöller has completed the first steps in a €20m programme of investments unveiled in October 2020.» more

Patent disputes settled with new agreements

22.04.2021 − I4F Licensing, Välinge Innovation, Unilin, Classen-Gruppe, U. Windmöller Consulting (UWC), Shaw Industries und US Floors signed several non-assert agreements in late March.» more

Appeal against Unilin’s Chinese patent rejected

12.04.2021 − The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has confirmed patent CN 101023230 held by Unilin in a decision published on 24 March. » more

Välinge Innovation expands extended patent protection

09.04.2021 − Välinge Innovation has expanded its portfolio of patents by entering into new agreements with U. Windmöller Consulting (UWC), the Classen Group and the Shaw Industries subsidiary US Floors.» more

FEB members achieve slight rise in DACH turnover

01.04.2021 − In 2020, the companies consolidated in the association of manufacturers of resilient flooring (FEB) sold a total of 58.942m m² floor coverings in the DACH region. » more

Masonite: business in Europe also increased again

26.03.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Masonite International increased its turnover by 16.4% to US$618.5m compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year. » more

Tarkett turnover also declines in fourth quarter

25.03.2021 − Tarkett recorded a 7.9% turnover decline to €619.1m in the fourth quarter, and thus again remained below the comparative figure of the preceding year. » more