Furniture

Schmidt Groupe has increased production sales by 4%

16.04.2019 − The French Schmidt Groupe, which also includes Schmidt Küchen GmbH & Co. KG, generated production sales of € 563m in the 2018 financial year. » more

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Insolvent Wellemöbel stopped operations on 01 April

11.04.2019 − Business activity of insolvent Wellemöbel has had to be discontinued with effect as per 01 April. » more

Steelcase records further rapid turnover growth

08.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter of the 2018/2019 financial year (end of February), growth of Steelcase further accelerated. » more

20.8 % growth in German furniture industry since 2005

05.04.2019 − The German furniture industry boosted its sales revenue by a total of 20.8 % between 2005 and 2018. » more

MHK exceeds €6bn turnover mark for first time

01.04.2019 − The purchasing cooperation MHK Group achieved sales of over € 6bn for the first time in the 2018 financial year. » more

Ikea supplier GABI to build plant in Belarus

28.03.2019 − GABI-BEL LLC, part of the Polish upholstered furniture manufacturer Fabryka Mebli GABI, plans to build a new upholstered furniture factory in Grodno, Belarus. » more

Snaidero founds joint venture in China

26.03.2019 − The Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero has set up a joint venture with the Beijing-based retailer Hi-Season Trading. » more

US kitchen manufacturers file suit against China

22.03.2019 − The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) filed an anti-dumping action against China with the US Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) on 6 March.» more

German furniture exports reach a total of €10.9bn

21.03.2019 − In 2018 German furniture exports increased by 2.2% vis à vis the previous year to €10.919bn.» more

Masco reviews alternatives for kitchen and window business

18.03.2019 − The US consumer goods producer Masco is set to part ways with the two smallest of its four divisions: its kitchen furniture business and window, door, plastic profile and glass activities: » more

Sharper growth registered in Nobilia’s worktop output

14.03.2019 − Expansion investments, optimisation in production, and the additional shifts run in the first half of the year to cope with the long delivery periods were reflected in further increases in output at Nobilia.» more

Order statistics have developed unevenly

11.03.2019 − The figures for order statistics collected by the associations of the wood and furniture industry in Herford for various sub-sectors have developed unevenly over the past year.» more

Howdens also withdraws from the Netherlands

04.03.2019 − British kitchen furniture manufacturer and dealer Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) also discontinued operations of Dutch company Howden Keukens B.V., based in Amsterdam, in January. » more

Ingka to integrate branches into distribution network

28.02.2019 − The Ingka group wants to integrate the static Ikea furniture stores into the distribution and fulfilment network for delivering online orders in future. » more

Nobilia achieved record revenue growth in 2018

25.02.2019 − The turnover of the kitchen furniture manufacturer Nobilia rose by 9.1 % to € 1.228bn in the 2018 financial year. » more

Polipol increases capacities by acquiring IMS plant

20.02.2019 − In April 2018 the Polipol Group took over a former plant of IMS together with the remaining 200 IMS employees in Kobylnica in the Slupsk district of Poland.» more

German furniture exports down 3.5% in November

16.02.2019 − Following an increase in October, German furniture exports declined again by 3.5% in November. » more

Wilkhahn growing above all in other European countries

15.02.2019 − The office furniture manufacturer Wilkhahn generated worldwide sales of € 84m in the 2018 financial year.» more

Forte turnover increases again in the fourth quarter

14.02.2019 − According to preliminary information, turnover of Polish Fabryki Mebli Forte by 1.7% to PLN297m in the fourth quarter. » more

Furniture industry with slight decline in sales in November

07.02.2019 − After a stronger increase in October, total sales in the German furniture industry in November were again slightly below the previous year's level. » more

Nobilia has started construction of Plant 3 in Gütersloh

04.02.2019 − The kitchen furniture manufacturer Nobilia began construction work on Plant 3 in Gütersloh-Spexard at the end of last year. » more

Howdens discontinues German sales after test phase

30.01.2019 − British kitchen furniture manufacturer and retailer Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) has closed Howden Küchen GmbH in Norderstedt with effect from 25 January. » more

Steinhoff sells Steinpol to Cotta for € 26.5m

25.01.2019 − On January 11, Steinhoff International Holdings reached a final agreement with the Liechtenstein Cotta Group on the details of the sale of the Polish upholstered furniture manufacturer Steinpol.» more

Pino has doubled production volume

21.01.2019 − The kitchen furniture manufacturer Pino has been working two shifts again since the end of June 2018. » more

Nowy Styl acquires contract furniture manufacturer Kusch

17.01.2019 − The Polish office furniture manufacturer Nowy Styl Group has acquired the contract furniture manufacturer Kusch based in Hallenberg. » more

VDM expects at least stable furniture industry sales

11.01.2019 − The Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) expects at least stable sales in the furniture industry in 2019. » more

Stora Enso acquires stake in Ikea joint venture

08.01.2019 − Founded in 2014 by the Inter Ikea Group, the fashion group H&M and the developer Lars Stigson, the joint venture TreeToTextile aims to initiate the industrialization phase with the entry of Stora Enso. » more

5.4% increase in kitchen furniture exports

05.01.2019 − German kitchen furniture exports, according to preliminary information, increased by 5.4% to €1.530bn in the first nine months of 2018. » more

ACProducts aiming to take over Elkay Wood Products

19.12.2018 − US-American ACProducts (“acpi”) is aiming to take over Elkay Wood Products Company, owned by Elkay Manufacturing Company and also active in kitchen and bathroom-cabinet production.» more

Steinhoff investors have agreed to CVAs

18.12.2018 − The creditors of the companies Steinhoff Europe and Steinhoff Finance Holding approved the respective Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA) at a lender meeting on 14 December.» more