Otto Golze & Söhne: Florian Müller becomes new CEO
Florian Müller will take over the management of Otto Golze & Söhne GmbH on 1 October 2022. Main shareholder Ekkehart Golze will assist the company in the future as a member of the board of directors and shareholder. "I am very pleased that our paths have crossed and that I can hand over the responsibility of our family business, which will be 150 years old next year, into the hands of Mr. Müller," says Golze about the change in management. Florian Müller, a sales and marketing professional, was most recently Vice President Home & Business at Hailo.
XXXLutz acquires a stake in Braun Möbel-Center
The expansion of the XXXLutz Group continues. The Austrian furniture group has announced a 50% stake in Braun Möbel-Center. Braun operates 10 furniture stores in the south and south-west of Germany. With a good 1,000 employees, Braun is targeting a turnover of over EUR 200 million for 2022. "The newly acquired businesses are an ideal fit for the XXXL concept and are market leaders at their locations thanks to their superior selection," explains Thomas Saliger, company spokesman for the XXXLutz Group.
Tibetan Carpet Weekend at the Carpet Museum Schloss Voigtsberg
The two experts on Tibetan carpets Franz Xaver Erhard and Thomas Wild are organising a Tibetan Carpet Weekend from 14 to 16 October 2022. The context will be the ongoing exhibition "Drumze" of the carpet museum Schloß Voigtsberg. In addition to a curated tour of the exhibition, there will be a series of lectures. Speakers include the two organisers, as well as Ruper Smith, Michael Buddebert and Birgit Voß.
Messe Frankfurt wants to break new ground with consumer goods fairs
Messe Frankfurt explained at a digital press conference which new paths it intends to take with the three leading international consumer-goods fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld. The aim is to make the trade fairs more efficient, more intensive and smarter.
From 3-4 to 7 February 2023, the three leading international trade fairs Ambiente, Christmasworld and Creativeworld will be held in parallel at the Frankfurt exhibition centre.
moebel.de launches portals in Austria and Switzerland
The furniture portal moebel.de is continuing its announced internationalisation strategy. After the new Austrian platform möbel24.at went live a few weeks ago, the launch of the Swiss portal möbel24.ch is on the agenda for October. The two new portals offer Austrian, Swiss and German platform partners opportunities for their customer approach: on the one hand, Austrian and Swiss online shops and bricks-and-mortar retailers can benefit from the lead generation of the respective national product portal; on the other hand, German partners who operate their business throughout the DACH region can now address even more customers directly with the extra reach in the Alpine countries.
Jysk reports record turnover
With growth of 11% to the equivalent of EUR 4.87 billion, Jysk set a new record for total turnover in the 2021/22 financial year. Nevertheless, the current global challenges did not leave the Danish group unaffected. "With this very special year behind us, we have achieved a good sales result," Jan Bøgh, President and CEO, expresses his satisfaction. Business had been under pressure, especially in the summer, with smaller purchases and fewer customers due to rising inflation.
Heimtextil: Bettina Bär takes over home textiles segment
Messe Frankfurt's Heimtextil, Techtextil and Texprocess textile fairs will start under new management in future. Bettina Bär will be responsible for the home textiles segment at Heimtextil from 15 September 2022. She succeeds Sabine Scharrer, who will take over the position of Show Director of the leading international trade fairs Techtextil and Texprocess and Brand Management.
Balta plant in Avelgem to be closed, investment in other sites
At an special works council meeting, Balta Industries NV (Balta Rugs) announced its intention to close its site in Avelgem. Some of the activities are to be transferred to other Belgian sites. At the same time, Balta announced investments for the expansion of the headquarters in Sint-Baafs-Vijve into a central logistics centre.
Einrichtungspartnerring VME: Positive financial year 2021
Despite the unstable economic climate, Einrichtungspartnerring VME was able to close the 2021 business year with a net profit of 15.54 million euros and a centrally regulated turnover of 1.588 billion euros. The Bielefeld-based full-service association announced the figures after the shareholders' meeting at the beginning of September. The result corresponds to an increase of a good 20 percent compared to the previous year and a payout ratio of 1.25 percent. At shareholder level, 2021 was also a good year for the VME: 13 new companies joined, compared to only one leaving, which was due to a business going out of business.
Mischioff presents new catalogue
The Swiss high quality carpet supplier Mischioff presents its current collections in a new main catalogue. On 164 pages, the two managing directors and designers Dani and Sascha Misio present a versatile selection of designs from their collections. In addition to the collections, the main catalogue also contains information about the company, the design work, the production of the carpets, the range of services and the fair trade label Step.