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The team of DOMOTEX, the world's leading trade show for floor coverings, is optimistic in these challenging times, working full steam to provide the industry with a first-class, safe and secure platform to facilitate a significant upswing in business: DOMOTEX 2021 will take place from 15 – 18 January 2021.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Clement as CEO of Blanchon Group with effect from May 12, 2020" Abenex Partner Jérôme Vandermarcq and president of supervisory board said.

Brussels, 12 May 2020 – MMFA, the Multilayer Modular Flooring Association, is pleased to announce that Flooring Industries Ltd. joined the association as associate member and Servaco Product Testing - Joint Venture with VITO, as supporting member.

Brussels, 12 May 2020 – EPLF, the association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring is pleased to announce it recently welcomed Fair Underlay as a new associate member.
Max von Tippelskirch (Swiss Krono Group), President of EPLF, welcomed Fair Underlay to the association and stressed that “Welcoming the members of the supply chain into the association shows the important role they play in enabling laminate flooring manufacturers to provide their customers with high quality products”.

The worldwide association of wholesalers and distributors of flooring Global Flooring Alliance (GFA) has made an online review of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and its consequences. GFA has members from different countries all over the world, which makes it possible to get an interesting overview of the current situation.

Ried im Innkreis, Austria. In 2019, the Wintersteiger group increased its group turnover by 14 % to 182 million euros, thereby achieving an EBITDA margin of more than 10 %.

“2019 was a very good year for Wintersteiger. We were able to gain enough momentum to be ready for the current challenges of our global business,” says CEO Dr. Florestan von Boxberg. Chief Financial Officer Harold Kostka emphasizes that after four strong years in which the budget was achieved and with an extremely moderate payout ratio, the group faces the coronavirus crisis from a very robust financial position.

LIGNA's organizers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, are extending the show's exhibitor early-bird discount period by two months. Early-bird discounts for the show (Hannover, Germany, 10–14 May 2020) now close on July 31, 2020.

Smooth order processing and stable supply chain

During the last weeks, Küberit GmbH & Co KG, Lüdenscheid/Germany, has adapted its processes and workflows as good as possible to the changed situation caused by the Corona Virus. The profile specialist has organized itself in a way that a smooth process is still secured and all orders can be processed in time.

The concept of security in today's world has been slightly devalued. Factors that directly affect our life and health, which until now seemed strongly abstract or as realistic as sci-fi movies scenarios, have become a reality. Although it seems that the problem of radon in residential buildings is not common, it is a matter of social awareness and knowledge.

Website Relaunch 2020
A clear structure, a menu navigation with intuitive usability and a modern visual language ensure a new appearance for the manufacturer of wood coatings. The driving force here is and remains the little SAICOS boy with a high recognition value. Short loading times and direct access to the start page simplify navigation and lead the user faster to his or her destination.

Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions. In order to support emergency services and medical personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wintersteiger has developed a new drying locker. The PURE CO18 will be used for chemical-free disinfection of protective masks and hygienic utensils.

In addition to the drying process, effective disinfection by means of ozone is also carried out. Wintersteiger has been successfully using this technology for years in various sectors, such as the food industry, kindergartens, and fire departments.

Experience true greatness

Spaciousness is setting the trend in interior design. The Gran Via 4V laminate floor format from HARO, Germany’s leading parquet manufacturer, reflects this trend and is ideal for those seeking true greatness.

Impressive sense of space. Generous layouts, puristic furnishings and gentle colours characterise the current design trends. Gran Via 4V from HARO is a real trendsetter in this respect – particularly when it comes to visual spaciousness. With impressive dimensions of 2,200 x 234 mm, the board format makes living areas seem significantly larger and creates a calm and stately aesthetic. And it’s not just the board format that creates this impression – the especially natural styles with modern wood look underscore the sense of space.

In these times ESTAPARKET team first of all wants to wish You to stay Healthy. Our factory is running in full capacity, but we have of course taken extra measurements to keep our employees safe from the virus.

In order to support our customers also with smaller orders, we have developed a Stock Program with decors following latest design trends and mainly finished using innovative 5% gloss lacquer system.

A health crisis unlike anything we have known before has changed the shape of things for tradeshows around the world.  The organisers of Carrefour International du Bois, aware that there is no escaping the impacts worldwide of this crisis have also made the decision to change the dates of the show.  After consultation with all parties involved it has been decided to change the dates of the Carrefour du Bois to the 3,4 & 5 February  2021.

Soudal launched its new ecological packaging of their hybrid parquet portfolio. You can rely on the same product quality and help to carry out a green mindset. The boxes are more easy to stack, take up less space, have a more ergonomic handling and are easy to recycle.  

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