Building products

Parador has established new Commercial Business Unit

13.09.2018 − Parador has divided its activities into three new business units. At the same time, product management, previously headed by Frank Beerhorst, was reorganized. » more


Ply Gem and NCI Building Systems to merge

03.09.2018 − The merger of NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem will create the leading North American manufacturer of building products for the building envelope. » more

Flooring importer CFS builds its own plant in the USA

20.08.2018 − Complete Flooring Supply (CFS), based in Suwanee/Georgia, plans to set up its own production facility in the USA. » more

Arbonia: Improved earnings and sales for doors

17.08.2018 − The Swiss building supplier Arbonia generated sales growth of 15.1% to Sfr181.1m in its Doors Division in the first half of the year; currency-adjusted growth amounted to 7.7%.» more

Masonite to issue US$300m bond

16.08.2018 − The US door group Masonite International intends to issue a US$300m bond through a private placement. » more

Jeld-Wen results decline in the second quarter

15.08.2018 − The US window and door group Jeld-Wen suffered declines in its key earnings figures in the second quarter. » more

Kährs has taken over sales company Ehrenborg

14.08.2018 − The Scandinavian flooring manufacturer Kährs has taken over the Swedish sales company Ehrenborg. » more

Masonite: Sales increase in all business areas

13.08.2018 − The US door group Masonite increased its sales by 9% to US$566.7m in the second quarter of 2018. » more

Interface has completed acquisition of Nora Systems

10.08.2018 − As of 7 August, the US flooring manufacturer Interface has completed the acquisition of the Weinheim-based rubber flooring manufacturer Nora Systems. » more

Polish window industry increased exports by 9%

09.08.2018 − According to a survey by the Polish market research agency Centrum Analiz Branzowych (CAB), around 7m window units were exported from Poland last year. » more

AFI: Improved results in the wood flooring business

08.08.2018 − The US flooring group Armstrong Flooring (AFI) suffered another 3.1% decline in sales to US$106.1m in its Wood Flooring division in the second quarter. » more

Amorim's Floor & Wall business continues to weaken

03.08.2018 − The Portuguese cork group Amorim generated sales of around €28.2m in its business unit "Floor & Wall Coverings" in the second quarter. » more

Mohawk RoW increased sales and earnings by 16%

27.07.2018 − Sales of Mohawk Industries' Flooring Rest of the World (RoW) business unit increased by 16% to US$590.1m in the second quarter compared to the prior-year period.» more

Kährs: Sales growth at Nordics and Resilient

26.07.2018 − The individual divisions of the Scandinavian floor covering group Kährs developed differently in the second quarter. » more

Barrard appointed new Vice President at Tarkett

20.07.2018 − Pierre Barrard has taken over the newly created position of Executive Vice President Strategic Marketing & Digital at the French flooring group Tarkett with effect from July 2. » more

Parador goes to Indian building materials company

12.07.2018 − Nord Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft intends to sell its majority stake in the construction element manufacturer Parador to Indian building materials manufacturer Hyderabad Industries.» more

FEP: Parquet production increased by 2.6% in 2017

20.06.2018 − The member countries of the Federation of the European Parquet Industry (FEP) produced a total of 72.184 m m² of parquet flooring in 2017, 2.6 % more than in the previous year. » more

Bauwerk Boen: Production started at Durdevac plant

07.06.2018 − Swiss Bauwerk Boen Group has gradually commissioned production lines installed to make three-ply parquet at a plant in Durdevac, Croatia doing business as Bauwerk Boen d.o.o. over the past few weeks. » more

AFI suffers another slump in Wood Flooring division

04.06.2018 − Armstrong Flooring (AFI) faced a 2.7% decrease in revenues to US$257.9m in the first quarter. Slow wood flooring business was the main factor prompting this downturn. » more