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Establishes joint venture in China

Renolit
Establishes joint venture in China

Renolit, a global specialist in high quality films, sheets and other plastic and composite products, has entered into a new joint venture in China to …

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Reanimation and board elections

World Furniture Confederation
Reanimation and board elections

On May 31 and June 1, around 60 representatives from furniture industry associations, institutions and furniture companies met in southwest China's …

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Plan insolvency completed

Gutmann
Plan insolvency completed

In June of last year, Exclusive-Hauben Gutmann GmbH made the decision to restructure itself with the implementation of an insolvency plan procedure in …

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Exclusive negotiations with investor from the Far East

Warendorf
Exclusive negotiations with investor from the Far East

Final phase in the fight for Warendorf: The provisional insolvency administrator responsible for the kitchen furniture manufacturer, who had to file for …

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France clearly remains number one

Exports of the German furniture industry
France clearly remains number one

After a successful year in 2018, furniture exports to France continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019. "Sales to our major trading partners …

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Guest Post W.SCHILLIG has appointed Christoph Schülner as new Chief Financial Officer

Willi Schillig Polstermöbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG
W.SCHILLIG has appointed Christoph Schülner as new Chief Financial Officer

W.SCHILLIG has appointed Christoph Schülner as new Chief Financial Officer. Christoph Schülner joins W.SCHILLIG on June 1, 2019, where he becomes Chief Financial Officer. The 45 year old manager will be responsible for financial matters, controlling, IT, Human resources and project management.

Personnel realignment necessary in China

AMK
Personnel realignment necessary in China

Hongyi Cai (photo), Managing Director AMK Greater China, left the AMK at his own request. This was announced by the Management Board spokesman Roland …

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Export is increasing – import is falling

German kitchen furniture industry
Export is increasing – import is falling

The German kitchen furniture industry exported 3.20% more kitchens in the first quarter of the year than in the first quarter of the previous year. The …

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Declining sales in both directions

Upholstered furniture foreign trade in the 1st quarter
Declining sales in both directions

The German upholstered furniture industry exported goods valued at EUR 175 million in the first quarter of this year. This corresponds to a decline of …

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Fewer exports in the first quarter

Living, dining and bedroom furniture-foreign trade
Fewer exports in the first quarter

In the first quarter of 2019, 7.2% less residential, dining and bedroom furniture was exported than in the same period of the previous year. As a result, …

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Interzum 2019
"Excellent record"

The Interzum - world's leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design - has continued its success story. The four-day event, which …

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Agreement on job cuts

Rauch
Agreement on job cuts

The Rauch Group is currently in the midst of a transformation process that focuses on the strategic and market-oriented reorientation of its production and …

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Continues growth course

Blanco
Continues growth course

The sink and mixer specialist Blanco remains on course for growth. Headquartered in Oberderdingen in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the company increased its …

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Concept will continue in 2019

interior design days shanghai – by imm cologne
Concept will continue in 2019

Following the successful kick-off of interior design days in Shanghai (idd shanghai) in November 2018, the decision was quickly made that the international …

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Mourning for Egon König

König + Neurath
Mourning for Egon König

The longtime owner and chairman of the supervisory board of König + Neurath AG, Egon König (photo), died after a serious illness on 15 May 2019, a …

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Most international editions of all time

Techtextil and Texprocess 2019
Most international editions of all time

At the Techtextil and Texprocess, the textile and clothing industry showed its most progressive side, boosting the industry's mood in challenging times. …

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German trade fairs increased again in 2018

AUMA
German trade fairs increased again in 2018

Lower growth in Germany and growing uncertainties in foreign trade only slightly dampened the German trade fair industry in 2018. Exhibitor numbers and …

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New home furniture collection

Villeroy & Boch
New home furniture collection "Villeroy & Boch-Mosaïque" at the start

Villeroy & Boch enters new territory this year: as well as products from the areas of bathroom and wellness as well as tableware, the ceramic …

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Million promotion for design furniture platform

Okinlab
Million promotion for design furniture platform

The young German design platform form.bar receives powerful support: With around two million euros, the European Union is supporting the already …

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Invested in digital kitchen assistants

BSH Group
Invested in digital kitchen assistants

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH acquires a third of the shares in the US start-up Chefling Inc. Chefling offers with its digital kitchen assistant based on …

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City Gardening and more - the trends in the green industry

spoga+gafa 2019
City Gardening and more - the trends in the green industry

The whole world of the garden: International trade visitors from all over the world can expect these and more from 1 to 3 September 2019 at the spoga + gafa …

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New Head of Global Brand Marketing for Axor brand

Hansgrohe Group
New Head of Global Brand Marketing for Axor brand

Effective April 15, 2019, Anke Sohn (photo) became the new Head of Global Brand Marketing for the Axor brand. In this position, she reports directly to …

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Well-known face for the Netherlands

Sachsenküchen
Well-known face for the Netherlands

Robin Deuster (photo) has taken over the representation for Sachsenküchen in the Netherlands. The 47-year-old Deuster can look back on 20 years of …

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Expands export activities

Ruf Group
Expands export activities

As part of its growth strategy, the Ruf Group - ie Ruf Betten GmbH together with Freitraum Design GmbH (Jette-Betten) - wants to expand its export …

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Ground-breaking ceremony for the new plant

Nobilia
Ground-breaking ceremony for the new plant

With the symbolic breaking of the spade, Nobilia started building the factory in Saarlouis last Saturday, 4 May. This is the start of the foundation works - …

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Report record sales

Viasit
Report record sales

The office seating furniture manufacturer Viasit was able to reduce its annual turnover in the past financial year, which ended on March 31, by 14% to …

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Brand cooperation will be continued

Poggenpohl/Porsche Design
Brand cooperation will be continued

The Porsche Design Group and Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH have determined the future direction of their brand cooperation in a new, long-term …

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Kurt Schütz turns 60

"Mr. Rattan" celebrates its anniversary
Kurt Schütz turns 60

On Saturday, April 27, Kurt Schütz (photo) celebrated his 60th birthday. Professionally, his great love was and is crafted wicker furniture, especially …

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Reboots for 2020

imm cologne
Reboots for 2020

In order to make it easier for visitors to find their way around and to give exhibitors the best possible positioning, the exhibition team has divided the …

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New theme

Domotex 2020
New theme "Atmysphere"

The new theme of Domotex 2020 is called "Atmysphere". At the next Domotex from 10th to 13th January, the world's leading trade fair for floor …

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