Building products

Scheucher has put production lines into operation

22.01.2019 − The Austrian parquet manufacturer Scheucher has completed its expansion project at its Mettersdorf headquarters. » more


Deceuninck brings brands together under one roof

21.01.2019 − The Belgian window and building profile manufacturer Deceuninck intends to combine its two product brands "Inoutic" and "Deceuninck" under the global umbrella brand "Deceuninck" in the future. » more

Tarkett has officially appointed Barthélemy as CEO

18.01.2019 − The Supervisory Board of the French flooring group Tarkett officially appointed Fabrice Barthélemy as the new CEO and Chairman of the Management Board on 11 January. » more

Rezult Ukraine has joined the EPLF as a new member

18.01.2019 − With the accession of the Ukrainian MDF/HDF and laminate flooring manufacturer Rezult Ukraine on 1 January, the number of full members in the EPLF increased to 18. » more

Sales of EPLF members have dropped significantly

15.01.2019 − Last year, the laminate flooring manufacturers associated in the EPLF sold 455.2m m² worldwide from their European plants. » more

Välinge Innovation has issued 37 new licenses

11.01.2019 − The Swedish intellectual property company Välinge Innovation signed 37 new license agreements last year. » more

Financial investor has acquired majority stake in Junckers

09.01.2019 − The Danish solid parquet manufacturer Junckers has a new majority owner. » more

I4F sees no patent infringement by LVT of Oneflor

08.01.2019 − In a statement published on 17 December, I4F rejected the allegations made by Välinge against Oneflor Europe in a patent infringement suit filed at the Mannheim Regional Court at the beginning of December.» more

Välinge taking action against Oneflor Europe in Mannheim

05.01.2019 − At the beginning of December 2018, Välinge Innovation brought a patent-infringement action before Mannheim district court against the Belgian LVT and design-flooring importer Oneflor Europe.» more

Kronospan wants to use TripleLock for laminate flooring

20.12.2018 − The Kronospan group wants to switch parts of its laminate-flooring programme to the “3L TripleLock” installation system developed by I4F.» more

Pedross mouldings to make debut in digital direct printing

17.12.2018 − The South Tyrolean mouldings manufacturer Karl Pedross set up a single-pass digital printer for direct printing onto substrates at its headquarters in Latsch, Italy, in the third quarter. » more

Unilin and Classen will not set up stands at Domotex

13.12.2018 − Shifts on flooring markets will be reflected in additional changes to the exhibitor structure at the Domotex trade fair, which will take place in Hanover, Germany from 11 to 14 January. » more

Deutsche Messe expects 200 exhibitors in Atlanta

10.12.2018 − According to Deutsche Messe AG, around 200 exhibitors have booked an area of around 8,200 m² for Domotex USA, which will take place for the first time in Atlanta/Georgia next year from 28 February to 2 March.» more

Jeld-Wen: Results development hindered by court case

03.12.2018 − Within the scope of a legal dispute with Steves & Sons, Jeld-Wen Holding has aimed to create provisions to the amount of US$76.5m, thus negatively impacting the profits situation in the third quarter.» more

I4F takes action in USA against Välinge licensee

26.11.2018 − I4F filed a patent infringement suit at the District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against the US flooring distributor Carpet Express and the LVT supplier Beauflor US LLC.» more

Södra to shut down parquet production at Berg & Berg

22.11.2018 − Following the failure of the sales plans that have been pursued for some time, Swedish Södra intends to discontinue the activities of the parquet manufacturer Berg & Berg.» more

Armstrong Flooring sells wood flooring business

16.11.2018 − Armstrong Flooring intends to sell its wood flooring activities to the private equity company American Industrial Partners ("AIP") for around US$100 m. » more

Tarkett: Turnover down slightly in EMEA region

12.11.2018 − French Tarkett was confronted by a slight decline in turnover of 0.8% to €225.2m in its EMEA business division in the third quarter. » more

Masonite has acquired Bridewater Wholesalers Inc.

09.11.2018 − US-American door manufacturer Masonite has taken over the production and trading company Bridgewater Wholesalers (BWI). » more

Mohawk RoW reports slower growth in third quarter

06.11.2018 − Mohawk Industries generated revenues of US$612.5m from its Flooring Rest of the World (RoW) division during the third quarter.» more

Jeld-Wen might be forced to divest door skin facility

02.11.2018 − Jeld-Wen Holding might have to part ways with its Towanda facility in Pennsylvania. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ordered the compulsory sale of the site on 5 October.» more

Tarkett has completed acquisition of Lexmark

23.10.2018 − The acquisition of US carpet manufacturer Lexmark Carpet Mills by French flooring group Tarkett, announced in August, was completed at the beginning of October. » more

Jeld-Wen has revised forecast downwards again

22.10.2018 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen Holding did not achieve its targets in the third quarter either. » more

Stable to higher parquet consumption in Europe

18.10.2018 − The European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) has reported that European parquet consumption was stable or slightly higher on the whole during the first six months. » more

Windmöller wants to start licensing UWC patents

15.10.2018 − UWC intends to award licences for the plastic flooring patents that it holds directly in future despite ongoing disagreements about a licence partnership in place since January 2010 with Flooring Industries.» more

Bauwerk Boen delivers sharp growth in earnings

11.10.2018 − Bauwerk Boen Group ended the first six months with a 4.9% growth in consolidated net revenues to CHF150.7m. » more

Masonite Appoints Akiri as Managing Director Components

01.10.2018 − As of October 8, Chet Akiri will take over as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Components division at US door manufacturer Maonite International. » more

Unilin files patent infringement suit against Windmöller

18.09.2018 − On 12 September, the Unilin Group filed a patent infringement suit against Windmöller GmbH at the Düsseldorf Regional Court. » more

Aluplast expands production capacities in the USA

17.09.2018 − The plastic window and door manufacturer Aluplast is building a second production plant in the USA via its subsidiary Chelsea Building Products. » more

Wood Fibre Floor plant in Viken to be commissioned

13.09.2018 − At the end of June, Välinge Innovation AB started commissioning the plant for powder-based hard flooring ("Wood Fibre Floor WFF") at its headquarters in Viken/Sweden, which was built in mid-2016. » more