Furniture

Russian furniture imports increase again in first quarter

23.08.2021 − Following a 5% decline over the entire period of 2020, in the first quarter Russian furniture imports increased again by 15% to US$529.5m.» more

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Kimball expects turnover revival in 2021/2022

20.08.2021 − Following double-digit decreases in the four preceding quarters, the turnover decline of Kimball International tapered off somewhat in the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year. » more

Belarusian furniture exports increase by one-third

18.08.2021 − In the first quarter, Belarus exported furniture at a value of US$195.9m. » more

Poland: living room furniture production up by two-thirds

16.08.2021 − In the first half Polish production of living room and dining room furniture increased by two-thirds vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year to 21.543m units. » more

Herman Miller records further decline in North America

13.08.2021 − Herman Miller concluded the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 financial year (29 May) with a turnover increase of 30.6% to US$621.5m.» more

Howdens expands production of fronts/worktops

11.08.2021 − Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) has expanded its production of solid surface worktops by acquiring the key assets of a British manufacturer, about which no further details have been disclosed.» more

Forte’s sales revenue doubled in second quarter

09.08.2021 − Fabryki Mebli Forte doubled its sales revenue in the second quarter of 2021 against a year earlier to PLN310m. » more

Spain: significant rise in kitchen furniture exports

03.08.2021 − Spanish exports of kitchen furniture rose by 36.3% vis à vis the preceding year to €40.6m in the first quarter. » more

RTA furniture manufacturer Sauder to build another works

02.08.2021 − US RTA furniture manufacturer Sauder Woodworking is planning to start up another production facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in September. » more

Spanish living room furniture imports positive again

30.07.2021 − Following an 11% decline over the entire period of 2020, Spanish imports of living room furniture increased again in the first quarter, by 7.3% to €827.0m.» more

MaForm now holds 42.8% of all Forte shares

27.07.2021 − MaForm Holding, which was newly founded at the beginning of December, currently holds a total of 42.8% of the 23.931m shares issued by Fabryki Mebli Forte. » more

Shareholders approve acquisition of Knoll

26.07.2021 − In two extraordinary meetings held on 13 July, shareholders of Herman Miller and Knoll approved the plans to acquire Knoll, which were announced in April. » more

Howdens: turnover growth higher than expected

23.07.2021 − In the first six months, Howden Joinery Group (Howdens) increased its turnover by 68.8% vis à vis the comparative period of the preceding year to almost £785.0m. » more

US furniture imports increase by one-quarter

22.07.2021 − In the first quarter, US furniture imports increased by 26% compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year to US$14,566bn. » more

France: furniture trade benefits from catch-up effects

19.07.2021 − In May, turnover of the French furniture trade increased by 10.1% vis à vis the preceding year. » more

Growth in online furniture trade continues

16.07.2021 − In the second quarter, gross turnover generated online in connection with furniture, lamps and decorative goods rose by 27.4% to €1.799bn.» more

Narbutas expects turnover growth of at least 15%

15.07.2021 − For the 2021 financial year, Narbutas International expects turnover growth of at least 15%. » more

Hettich acquires majority share in Actiforce

12.07.2021 − In June, Hettich group acquired a majority shareholding in Dutch manufacturer of height-adjustable desk systems Actiforce Europe. » more

Specialist retail chain Jysk plans expansion to Turkey

09.07.2021 − Danish Jysk group plans to open its first stores in Turkey in April 2023. » more

Swedish furniture imports increase by 7%

07.07.2021 − Following a 2% decline over the entire period of 2020, Swedish furniture imports increased by 7% in the first quarter to SEK5.626bn. » more

Russian furniture imports pick up again

05.07.2021 − Following the considerable decline of 10% in the third quarter, Russian furniture imports picked up again in the fourth quarter. » more

Belarusian furniture exports increase strongly again

01.07.2021 − In the fourth quarter, Belarusian furniture exports increased significantly once again, by 19% to US$199.3m. » more

US furniture manufacturers’ order backlogs still growing

24.06.2021 − At a value of US$7.222bn, the backlog of orders held by US furniture manufacturers in the “Residential” segment in March was higher again than in February (+6%). » more

Poland exported slightly less furniture last year

21.06.2021 − Polish furniture exports staged a bit of a recovery towards the end of last year after tumbling by 16% in the first six months of 2020. » more

USA: comparative basis led to high turnover increase

17.06.2021 − In April, US manufacturers of kitchen and bathroom cabinets recorded a considerable increase in total turnover - up by 46.8% compared to the preceding year. » more

Furniture sector to sell off finished goods stocks quickly

16.06.2021 − Much stronger demand for furniture looks to be on the cards in the coming weeks again as lockdown measures in Germany continue to be eased and furniture retailers are able to reopen their doors.» more

Recticel sees Greiner offer of €13.50 per share as too low

11.06.2021 − The board of directors of Belgian foam manufacturer Recticel considers the voluntary takeover bid of Austrian Greiner AG as too low.» more

Tvilum acquires Steens Group

10.06.2021 − Danish furniture manufacturer Tvilum has taken over Kjellerup-based Steens Group.» more

Nobilia opened new manufacturing plant in Saarlouis

08.06.2021 − Nobilia-Werke J. Stickling officially opened its new plant V in Saarlouis on 19 May which had been under construction since mid-2019. » more

Forte’s export sales have shifted

07.06.2021 − The consolidated sales revenue of Fabryki Mebli Forte increased by 8 % to PLN298.6m or €65.3m in the first quarter vis à vis the preceding year. » more