Building products

Best development recorded for Mohawk RoW

26.09.2019 − The “Flooring Rest of the World (RoW)” division of Mohawk Industries registered the best development in sales revenue and financial results of all three divisions in the second quarter of 2019, too. » more


Court rejects Jeld-Wen vs. Steves & Sons Texas case

18.09.2019 − Jeld-Wen Holding is not entitled to have another court investigate the accusations against door manufacturer Steves & Sons, most points of which were rejected by the circuit court in Richmond, Virginia.» more

Deceuninck: result affected by business in Turkey

12.09.2019 − In the first half Belgian PVC and WPC processor Deceuninck was confronted by an 8.5% turnover decline to €312.5m compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year. » more

Tarkett: investment volume of €58m in first half of the year

30.08.2019 − In the first six months of the current year French flooring group Tarkett invested a total of some €58m. » more

AFI quarterly turnover significantly below last year

29.08.2019 − For the second quarter of 2019 US flooring manufacturer Armstrong Flooring Inc. recorded an 11.7% turnover decline to US$177.7m.» more

Jeld-Wen records declines in turnover and results

21.08.2019 − In the second quarter, American window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen Holding generated turnover of US$1.119bn, corresponding to a decline of 4.6% vis à vis the preceding year's figure.» more

AFI quarterly turnover significantly below last year

20.08.2019 − For the second quarter of 2019 US flooring manufacturer Armstrong Flooring (AFI) recorded an 11.7% turnover decline to US$177.7m.» more

Laminate flooring sales now falling overseas as well

16.08.2019 − Europe’s laminate flooring industry saw the slump in sales that materialised in 2018 actually intensify in the first half. » more

DOC raises anti-dumping duties on parquet imports

15.08.2019 − The US will impose much higher anti-dumping duties on multi-layer parquet imports from China in the future. » more

Masonite adjusts 2019 forecast downwards

14.08.2019 − Following restrained business in the first six months Masonite International has adjusted its forecast for the entire period of 2019 downwards. » more

Majority of parquet manufacturers increased revenues

12.08.2019 − When all was said and done, the second quarter appears to have continued on a positive track for the Northern and Central European finished parquet industry.» more

Forbo improved its profits amidst lower revenues

09.08.2019 − Forbo Holding faced a 2.9% decline in revenues to CHF649.4m in the first six months of this year. » more

Tarkett faces gloomier business in the second quarter

07.08.2019 − A 5.1% upswing in second-quarter revenues to €787.8m registered by Tarkett was solely fuelled by currency and acquisition effects. » more

Moralt wants to sell 15 % of its shares to employees

05.08.2019 − Moralt AG, which focuses on functional door blanks made of wood, intends to sell around 15 % of its shares to its employees.» more

Düsseldorf court declares Pergo sublicence invalid

01.08.2019 − The Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court declared a sublicence that Flooring Industries awarded to a Chinese supplier of the LVT importer Project Floors invalid in a ruling issued on 8 July.» more

Insolvent Hoco terminates operations

26.07.2019 − On 05 July insolvency administrator Jochen Zaremba dismissed most of the remaining 20 employees of Hoco Fenster und Haustüren.» more

Tilo’s 2018/2019 turnover slightly below preceding year

25.07.2019 − According to preliminary figures, Austrian Tilo generated turnover to the amount of €56.9m in the 2018/2019 financial year (end of January).» more

Parquet exports from EU deteriorate in 2018

15.07.2019 − In 2018 a volume of 19.548m m² parquet was exported from the European Union to other countries. » more

Parquet production dropped by 1.3 % in FEP region

27.06.2019 − The volume of parquet produced in the member countries of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) last year was roughly 1m m³ lower than a year earlier. » more

Oknoplast turnover increased again at group level

26.06.2019 − In 2018 Polish window and front door manufacturer Oknoplast improved turnover by 12.5% to €171m compared to the preceding year.» more

Laminate flooring production decreased in all regions

21.06.2019 − Worldwide laminate flooring production dipped slightly for the first time in a while in 2018 after growth lasting several years in a row. » more

FEP: Parquet consumption fell by 2.3% in 2018

17.06.2019 − Last year, parquet consumption in the member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) decreased by 2.3% to 79.854m m².» more

Investmark separates from further Amorim shares

10.06.2019 − The investment company Investmark Holdings intends to sell further shares in the Portuguese cork group Corticeira Amorim.» more

AHF Products wants to buy LM Flooring and invest in works

07.06.2019 − The US wooden flooring manufacturer AHF Products wants to take over the “LM Flooring” division from Chinese Fine Furniture.. » more

Parquet production down again sharply in Germany

06.06.2019 − The output of parquet in Germany fell by 8.6 % to 6.936m m² in 2018. » more

I4F files opposition against Unilin patent at PTAB

03.06.2019 − Innovations4Flooring (I4F) filed an application on 29 May at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of USPTO for an Inter Partes Review (IPR) for Unilin's US 9,200,460 patent.» more

I4F files case against Mohawk over vinyl flooring in the US

29.05.2019 − The intellectual property firm Innovations4Flooring N.V. (I4F) filed a patent infringement case against Mohawk Industries with the US Court for the District of Delaware in mid-May. » more

Several interior door producers increasing capacity

23.05.2019 − A number of major investment projects have been carried out or launched in the German interior door industry over the past few months. » more

ITC initiates investigation into vinyl flooring imports

17.05.2019 − The US International Trade Commission (ITC) at the US Department of Commerce ordered on 9th May the initiation of an investigation into the import of unlicensed vinyl floor coverings into the USA. » more

Masonite: negative restructuring effect on results

16.05.2019 − In the first quarter US door group Masonite invested some US$22m in restructuring measures. » more