Building products

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

Production situation at Jeld Wen back to normal

06.08.2020 − Following restrictions imposed particularly in April and May in connection with the corona crisis, the production situation at interior door manufacturer Jeld-Wen has generally returned to normal. » more

Flat glass industry forecasts a 4.3% fall in revenues

29.07.2020 − The coronavirus crisis has so far had little impact on the construction sector and the German flat glass producers belonging to the German Flat Glass Federation (BF) thanks to relatively good order cushions. » more

Arbonia Group improves results figures

24.07.2020 − Despite further slightly negative turnover development compared to the first quarter, the results figures of Arbonia remain slightly higher than the preceding year’s figures.» more

A fourth label added to the L2C system

20.07.2020 − At the start of July, Flooring Industries and Välinge Innovation added a fourth label to the License to Clic (L2C) system, which was launched during 2012. » more

Parquet consumption in FEP region rises slightly

13.07.2020 − Parquet consumption in member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) rose last year by 1.2% to 81.767m m² compared to the preceding year. » more

Sörnsen Wood continues wood profile production

09.07.2020 − Newly founded Sörnsen Wood will continue the production of insolvent Sörnsen Holzleisten in Süderbrarup.» more

FEP parquet output by 1.6% to roughly 78m m² last year

02.07.2020 − European parquet production rose again in 2019, according to information from the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP). » more

Profine Group acquires Synseal plant in the UK

30.06.2020 − The window and door profile manufacturer Profine acquired a plant in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire from British Aperture Trading with effect from 20 May. » more

Tarkett secures liquidity by obtaining more lines of credit

29.06.2020 − At the end of May, Tarkett has successfully wrapped up talks that it began in spring about securing additional lines of credit. » more

IFN-Holding surpassed revenue forecast for 2019

26.06.2020 − IFN-Holding, a window, house doors, façade and sun protection system specialist raised its revenues by 12% to €612m in the 2019 financial year.» more

Prüm recently building a new frame production facility

24.06.2020 − The interior door manufacturer Prüm-Türenwerk and part of the Swiss building supplier Arbonia intends to build a new frame production facility.» more

Germany: Exterior door market exceeds expectations

18.06.2020 − The number of exterior doors sold in Germany in 2019 increased by 1.9% to 1.462m. » more