Restructuring: Tejo's becomes Roller
Tessner and the XXXLutz Group have decided to merge eleven Tejo's SB Lagerkauf stores with the Roller furniture store chain. Roller, a joint venture of Tessner and XXXLutz, could thus strengthen its position as one of the leading furniture discounters in Germany, according to a press release. Six Schulenburg furniture stores and Tejo's SB Lagerkauf Schleswig will become part of the XXXLutz Group.
Weaving the future - historical carpet fragments on a world tour
For a long three and a half years, the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin will be closed for renovation work. The affiliated Museum of Islamic Art with director Stefan Weber and curator Anna Beselin is using the break for an elaborate joint project called "Cultural X Collabs / Weaving the Future": the reproduction of a Caucasian dragon carpet from the 17th century, which was partially destroyed during the Second World War, was cut up on 23 September 2023 as part of a public celebration. 100 fragments passed into the hands of selected actors who will take them on the road during a period of four weeks to six months to pass them on to other "temporary owners". As first owner, Carpet Home editor-in-chief Tim Steinert was allowed to personally cut his fragment out of the carpet.
Flanders Flooring Days even bigger and more European
The Flanders Flooring Days trade fair invites you to Belgium from 13 to 16 May 2024. For the third time, flooring suppliers will present their new products in showrooms in and around the Flemish city of Kortrijk. The central showroom "The Hub" on the Kortrijk Expo site is brand new: the exhibition hall offers space for exhibitors from all over Europe, who can book stands of different sizes here. Interested parties are welcome to contact Sales Manager Cindy Collez (email@example.com).
Carsten Gähle retired
Carsten Gähle has been in the carpet business for 43 years - most recently in the management of the full-range flooring company Otto Golze, which he joined in January 2012. Gähle was performing his tasks with heart and soul, with a clear and realistic view and an open mind. He started in the furniture business, working for the chain store Porta, and later held a positon as Sales Manager Germany for the Dutch designer carpet supplier Arte Espina for many years.
XXXLutz to take over Conforama in Spain and Portugal
WM Holding GmbH and CAFS Invest, both affiliated companies of the XXXLutz Group, have reached an agreement with the current owner, the Ibex Group (the successor from the restructuring of the Steinhoff Group), to take over Conforama Iberia (Spain and Portugal). The brand name and look and feel will be retained and will be managed by a separate local management team. After the participation/acquisition of Conforama in France and Switzerland, the commitment in Spain and Portugal was the logical next step. The planned acquisition is subject to approval by the competition authorities.
XXXLutz delists Home24 from the stock exchange
RAS Beteiligungen, LSW and SGWImmo, three companies around the XXXLutz Group, have successfully completed the delisting offer for all outstanding shares of Home24 on 20 September 2023. As the Austrian company now announces, the companies around XXXLutz now hold around 95.96% of the current share capital of Home24 and the shares can no longer be traded on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Jysk reports record sales
Jysk's sales increased by 6.3 percent to DKK 38.5 billion (€5.2 billion) in the fiscal year 2022/23 (September 2022 to August 2023). The largest national market is Germany with 960 stores. Here, too, a record result of €1.172 billion (+5.3%) was achieved.
Object Carpet: Roland Butz passed away
It is with deep sadness that Object Carpet announces the death of its founder Roland Butz. He passed away on 8 September 2023 in Zurich at the age of 82.
Roland Butz founded Object Carpet in 1972 and shaped the world of the carpet industry with his passion for design and quality. With his special flair for colour designs and innovations, he set new standards in the industry and established Object Carpet as a premium brand on an international level.
Tapis Rouge with new sales director
Italian carpet supplier Tapis Rouge has a new sales director for the EMEA markets (Europe, Middle East, Africa). Carlo Tuna will be based in Italy and will be responsible for the contract, interior design and trade sectors. Tuna has many years of experience with luxury brands in business development, product design and interior design.
Jysk: Rami Jensen is new President and CEO
Rami Jensen is the new President and CEO of Jsyk. He succeeds Jan Bøgh on 1 September 2023. The 44-year-old officially joined the company a year ago as Deputy President and CEO. In his new position, he now has overall responsibility for more than 3,300 stores in 48 countries and more than 30,000 employees.