Record attendance at Domotex Asia
Record attendance at Domotex Asia
© Domotex Asia
Flanders Flooring Days attracts almost 3,500 visitors
Flanders Flooring Days attracts almost 3,500 visitors
© SN-Verlag
11.06.2024

Deutsche Messe AG: 2024 financial figures on target

After a record year in 2023, with sales of 354 million euros and earnings of 46 million euros, the group’s financial figures are also back on track for the current year. "Our trade fairs in Germany and abroad are extremely popular with exhibiting companies and visitors alike," says Dr Jochen Köckler, CEO of Deutsche Messe AG. "This will enable us to invest even more in our new business, digitalization and sustainability initiatives in the coming months and years."
10.06.2024

Belgium: XXXLutz Group enters into partnership with Gaverzicht Group

The XXXLutz Group announces that it has entered into a partnership with the Gaverzicht Group. The Gaverzicht Group owns two furniture stores in Belgium. The group also owns a logistics warehouse in Deerlijk. The Bekaert family, which founded the company and has run it for the past 75 years, will remain solely responsible for the management of these two branches. The brand name and appearance will be retained and will be managed locally by a separate management team.
10.06.2024

Otto Group: Positives Ergebnis trotz Krise

Die Otto Group hat sich im Geschäftsjahr 2023/24 trotz eines herausfordernden Marktumfelds deutlich verbessert und ihr operatives Ergebnis gesteigert. Laut einer aktuellen Pressemitteilung stieg das EBITDA im Vergleich zum Vorjahr um 155 Mio. EUR auf 744 Mio. EUR und bestätigte damit die Richtigkeit der Fokussierung auf Profitabilität und Liquidität.
10.06.2024

IMM Cologne: Innovative fair concept

IMM Cologne, the international trade fair for interior design, will take place in Cologne from 12 to 16 January 2025. The fair offers a wide range of formats for exhibitors, from innovative start-ups to traditional medium-sized companies. Companies from 35 countries, mainly from Germany and Denmark, have already registered to present their latest ideas under the theme 'Connecting Communities'. With Connecting Communities, we developed a theme last year that is perfectly in tune with the times,' says Bernd Sanden, Director of IMM Cologne.
05.06.2024

Record attendance at Domotex Asia

Record attendance at Domotex Asia
The organisers of Domotex Asia/Chinafloor have once again reported a record number of visitors to the show, which took place at the end of May. With 83,850 visitors, the previous record from last year (83,594) was slightly surpassed. Nearly 18,000 of them came from outside China, another record. In 2025, the flooring industry's showcase for the Asian market will return to the NECC Shanghai from 26 to 28 May.
31.05.2024

Multhaupt leaves Hamelner Teppichwerke (formerly Vorwerk)

Multhaupt leaves Hamelner Teppichwerke (formerly Vorwerk)
Due to differences of opinion regarding the further strategic development of the company, Martin Multhaupt, shareholder and Managing Director of Teppichwerke Holding GmbH and Hamelner Teppichwerke GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Vorwerk & Co. Teppichwerke GmbH & Co. KG), is leaving the management of both companies by mutual agreement after 6 years of cooperation. Tobias Arnold will take over his duties as sole managing director.
28.05.2024

Flanders Flooring Days attracts almost 3,500 visitors

Flanders Flooring Days attracts almost 3,500 visitors
The organisers welcomed almost 3,500 visitors to the third edition of the Belgian trade fair Flanders Flooring Days from 13 to 16 May. In addition to the Belgian and Dutch flooring manufacturers who have exhibited in the past, producers from other European countries also presented themselves at exhibition centre in Kortrijk. In 2022 and 2023 (1,600 visitors last time), the Belgian carpet and flooring manufacturers organised the large in-house exhibition in their own showrooms, all located within a radius of less than 50 km. Founding members Associated Weavers Europe, Balta, Beaulieu International Group, Belysse, Lano, Unilin Flooring and US Floors/Coretec still play a central role in the show. Rug manufacturers Ragolle and Osta have also been inviting visitors to their showrooms since 2023, with Verbatex joining them this year.
28.05.2024

Benuta opens extended logistics centre

Benuta opens extended logistics centre
Online carpet retailer Benuta has expanded the logistics centre of its subsidiary BA Logistic in Dormagen by 12,000 m² to 34,000 m². The technologies and processes used are unique in Europe and underline our commitment to outstanding and innovative solutions in online retailing," says Benuta Managing Director Ali Bagheri. The company is now able to ship up to 20,000 parcels a day to 27 European countries via 30 loading bays. The storage capacity is said to be around 1.5 million carpets.
28.05.2024

Henner Schürholz deceased

Henner Schürholz deceased
Henner (Heinrich) Schürholz died on 17 May 2024. The textile engineer was 71 years old. His name is closely associated with the Dorsten-based company Dekowe. Since 1982, Schürholz had held responsible positions at the Deutsche Kokosweberei, which his family had co-founded in 1887. Even after the specialist for floor coverings made of the natural fibres sisal and coir was taken over by the Steffel Group in 2007, he remained Managing Director until 2012.
28.05.2024

Lutz Group: New stores opened in Linz

Lutz Group: New stores opened in Linz
In May two furniture stores of the Lutz Group were opened in Linz: A Mömax store and a XXXLutz store. The total investment for the Linz location amounts to 60 million euros. The sales areas are 30,000 square metres (XXXLutz) and 5,400 square metres (Mömax). According to the company, the new building will be the most modern furniture store in Europe, a 'best of' from all the knowledge and experience of the XXXLutz Group in 13 European countries.

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