Building products

Fortune Brands wants to buy Larson for US$660m

14.01.2021 − The US conglomerate Fortune Brands Home & Security wants to acquire the door and window manufacturer Larson Manufacturing.» more


Dormakaba: significant declines in second half year

08.01.2021 − Dormakaba Holding recorded a 14.3% decline in organic turnover during the second half of its 2019/2020 financial year (end of June). » more

Masonite: turnover decline in Europe down to 2.2%

18.12.2020 − In the third quarter, US door group Masonite International generated total turnover of US$587.7m. » more

Jeld-Wen Europe develops most positively

17.12.2020 − In the third quarter, the Europe business division of Jeld-Wen Holding recorded turnover growth of 8.1% to US$311.0m, developing much more positively than the segments of North America and Australasia.» more

Amorim floor & wall turnover increases again slightly

10.12.2020 − In the first nine months, the floor & wall coverings business unit of Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim generated turnover of €86.2m. » more

Tarkett achieves slightly improved adjusted EBITDA

04.12.2020 − In the third quarter, Tarkett generated turnover to the amount of €776.9m. » more

Inwido records further growth in third quarter

02.12.2020 − Swedish window and door group Inwido increased group turnover in the third quarter by 3% to SEK1.716bn. » more

Roto Frank Holding turnover exceeds 2019 figure

26.11.2020 − Despite the corona-related drop in economic activity in the second quarter, Roto Frank Holding expects, after all, to increase its turnover for the entire period of 2020 to €675m. » more

Arbonia concludes syndicated loan agreement

20.11.2020 − On 9 November Arbonia, which operates in the door business as well as other areas, concluded a new syndicated loan agreement for CHF250m with a five-year term and the option to be renewed twice. » more

€3.4bn market volume for window and door fittings

18.11.2020 − Over the entire period of 2019, worldwide turnover generated with window and door fittings amounted to €3.4bn. » more

Mohawk Flooring Rest of the World back in the black

13.11.2020 − “Flooring Rest of the World” was the only one of the three divisions of Mohawk Industries to achieve an increase in sales revenue again in the third quarter.» more

Association expects slight increase for windows

09.11.2020 − Following development along significantly more positive lines in recent months, VFF has significantly raised its sales forecast, which had still been negative in May. » more

Recovery for European parquet markets

06.11.2020 − After the in some cases significant slump during the second quarter, demand for parquet on most European markets has recovered at least slightly in recent months. » more

Reorganisation measures to cut 550 jobs at Velux

30.10.2020 − On 24 September, Velux Group gave internal notification that approximately 550 of the present 11,500 jobs are to be cut within the group over the coming six months, 130 of them in Denmark. » more

EPLF has gained three new members since start of 2020

26.10.2020 − The association European Products of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) has added two new associate members and one supporting member since the beginning of 2020.» more

Tarkett’s 2020 EBITDA margin to reach last year’s figure

22.10.2020 − In the third quarter, total sales revenue generated by Tarkett fell further below the figure for the same period of last year. » more

Velux wants to close supplier plant in Skærbæk

12.10.2020 − In the course of rationalisation measures for the existing production capacity, Velux Group is planning the closure of the component works in Skærbæk that trades under the name of “Skærbæk Bygningsindustri”.» more

Neuhofer commissions new planing technology

09.10.2020 − The moulding manufacturer Neuhofer Holz is poised to commission a new planing line at its site in Zell am Moos, Austria towards the middle of October. » more

Bauwerk’s margins improved in spite of reduced sales

08.10.2020 − In the first half-year, parquet sales of Bauwerk Boen, which has been operating on the market as Bauwerk Group since 1 September, fell by 10 % to 4.1m m². » more

ITC confirms ruling on general exclusion

07.10.2020 − ITC at the US Department of Commerce confirmed an initial determination published on 15 May by Administrative Law Judge David Shaw regarding vinyl flooring imports into the US from China on 16 September.» more

Arbonia’s German door factories at near full capacity

10.09.2020 − In the first half, Swiss building supplier Arbonia generated turnover of CHF644.9m. » more

Group of investors acquires HDM activities

08.09.2020 − A group of investors has purchased the activities of the insolvent firm HDM in a transferred restructuring with effect from 1 September. » more

Unilin Flooring installing a new laminate flooring line

07.09.2020 − Unilin bvba’s Flooring division is set to take another step in the expansion of laminate flooring capacity at a site in Vielsalm, Belgium that used to do business as Spanplux div. Balterio.» more

Lumber Liquidators turnover down 20.2%

28.08.2020 − In the second quarter, US flooring and timber wholesaler Lumber Liquidators suffered a 20.2% decline in turnover, to US$230.3m.» more

Headlam: Ipswich distribution centre commissioned

27.08.2020 − British flooring trade company Headlam Group brought its new Ipswich distribution centre in the east of England into operation.» more

Mohawk: Laminate flooring better than other products

20.08.2020 − The Covid-19 pandemic culminated in a sharp decrease in second-quarter revenues and earnings at the US flooring group Mohawk Industries, as well.» more

AFI with significant turnover decline and negative results

17.08.2020 − In the second quarter turnover of US flooring group Armstrong Flooring dropped by 18.1% to US$145.6m. » more

Masonite planning to acquire door facility from Lowe’s

14.08.2020 − The US door producer Masonite International is poised to purchase a door production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin from the US DIY chain Lowe’s Companies. » more

US parquet manufacturer AHF closes Shanghai factory

10.08.2020 − US wooden flooring manufacturer AHF Products has ceased production at its Chinese factory in Shanghai.» more

Amorim Revestimentos now called Amorim Cork Flooring

07.08.2020 − Amorim Revestimentos, which is responsible for flooring manufacturing with the Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim, has been known as Amorim Cork Flooring since the start of the year. » more