News & Reports

Decreasing sales in May

German home furniture industry
Decreasing sales in May

In addition to the German upholstered furniture and kitchen furniture industry, the German home furniture industry had to accept a mnus (-7.3%) in May of …

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Intensifies engagement in Belgium and the UK

Furniture Club
Intensifies engagement in Belgium and the UK

The furniture manufacturers of the Furniture Club - Made in Germany e.V. launched targeted activities in Belgium and agreed on further steps in the UK. Both …

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Design competition of the imm cologne and LivingKitchen starts

Pure Talents Contest 2019
Design competition of the imm cologne and LivingKitchen starts

After the 2018 anniversary event, which marked an international record attendance with 671 designers from 53 countries on the occasion of the 15th …

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Sixth shop in Japan

Kare
Sixth shop in Japan

The expansion of the German  company Kare in Japan continues. The next Kare shop has recently opened in Tokyo's Aoyama district. The new outlet is …

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More activities in Iran

Furniture Club
More activities in Iran

In Iran, planned or already under construction projects are continuing – despite the recent political developments,. This includes an enormous need …

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New board, new markets

Furniture Club
New board, new markets

The German furniture export initiative Furniture-Club has recently elected a new board of directors at its general meeting: The chairman of the board …

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Sales increased in the first quarter

Pfleiderer Group
Sales increased in the first quarter

The German Pfleiderer Group, the leading manufacturer of surface materials for the furniture and construction industry in Europe, reported a positive result …

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Uneven in the first quarter of 2018

German Furniture industry
Uneven in the first quarter of 2018

The economic results of the German furniture industry in the first quarter of 2018 show strong deviations in the individual segments of the industry. This …

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More space, more topics, added value

spoga+gafa 2018
More space, more topics, added value

The countdown is on: From 2 to 4 September 2018, the "green industry" will meet again at spoga + gafa in Cologne, the world's largest garden …

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Forces presence in Chinese market

Gaggenau
Forces presence in Chinese market

The German manufacturer of eletric appliances Gaggenau has opened a new flagship showroom in Chengdu, China. The showroom designed by the architectural firm …

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Personnel recruitment for foreign business

Kare Design
Personnel recruitment for foreign business

Carsten Pedersen (photo) is the new face in the America business at the German company Kare Design GmbH. Since the beginning of the year he has been …

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Invested in production expansion

Schüller
Invested in production expansion

As the German kitchen furniture manufacturer Schüller announced, the company is investing in a production expansion at the Herrieden (Germany) location …

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Participation in LivingKitchen 2019 confirmed

Nolte kitchens
Participation in LivingKitchen 2019 confirmed

During Eurocucina in Milan, for which Nolte Küchen takes a "positive balance", Managing Director Eckhard Wefing also officially confirmed his …

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VIP area for Bob Dylan and Anna Netrebko

Ruf beds
VIP area for Bob Dylan and Anna Netrebko

If Bob Dylan leaves his guitar on the left or the Rock band Status Quo gets very quiet, then everyone just takes a break - in the dressing rooms of the …

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Maik Fischer new Director of Interzum and ZOW

Cologne Fair
Maik Fischer new Director of Interzum and ZOW

Since April 1, Maik Fischer (photo) is the new director of Interzum and ZOW. He succeeds Matthias Pollmann, who took over the duties of Arne Petersen at …

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Wins Japanese dealer as a shareholder

Allmilmö
Wins Japanese dealer as a shareholder

The German kitchen furniture manufacturer Allmilmö has won the Japanese trading company Koizumi as a shareholder. The enterprise achieves by its …

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Jan Kurth becomes new Chief Executive

HDH/VDM
Jan Kurth becomes new Chief Executive

Jan Kurth will take over the management of the Association of the German Timber Industry (HDH) and the Association of the German Furniture Industry (VDM) on …

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Ralph Bestgen succeeds Karl Sommermeyer

Himolla
Ralph Bestgen succeeds Karl Sommermeyer

Karl Sommermeyer, CEO of the German upholstered furniture manufacturer Himolla, leaves the company at the end of the year. Since 1995 he has made Himolla to …

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Already 135 registrations

LivingKitchen 2019
Already 135 registrations

The LivingKitchen 2019 (14-20 January) is on course for its fifth event. The interest of potential exhibitors in a strong exhibition platform in Germany has …

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Grows especially international

Häfele group
Grows especially international

The German Häfele Group closed the year 2017 with total sales of 1.375 billion euros, which represents an increase of 4.9% compared to the previous …

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Opens showroom in New York

Nolte Küchen
Opens showroom in New York

The "Architects & Designers Building" in the heart of New York is considered one of the top addresses for kitchens, bathrooms and exclusive …

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Remains on growth course

Schüller
Remains on growth course

The German kitchen furniure manufacturer Schüller Möbelwerk KG is continuing its stable growth. Sales in 2017 increased by 5.4% (compared to 2016) …

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Almost 1 billion euros in sales

Hettich
Almost 1 billion euros in sales

The Hettich Group (Kirchlengern, Germany) generated sales of 975 million euros in 2017, an increase of 6.8% compared to 2016. This was announced by the …

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New production site in southwestern Germany

Nobilia
New production site in southwestern Germany

The German kitchen furniture producer Nobilia is building an additional production site in the German state Saarland. It will be built in the city …

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New owners of the German brand Interlübke

German furniture brands: News
New owners of the German brand Interlübke

The Schramm entrepreneurial family, which owns, among others, Schramm Werkstätten GmbH (Winnweiler, Germany), together with the regional financial …

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Growing demand for furniture „Made in Germany“

German furniture brands: Reports
Growing demand for furniture „Made in Germany“

The German furniture industry achieved an almost stable sales development in 2017. "Although sales declined by 0.6 percent last year to € 17.9 …

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Megatrends – The way we live

German furniture brands: Reports
Megatrends – The way we live

Ursula Geismann, Press Officer and Trend Analyst, German Furniture Industry Association, VDM

Megatrends are becoming increasingly visible in the way we live. Be it globalisation, urbanisation, digitalisation, individualisation or neo-ecology: German …

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A Dynamic Start to the Furniture Year

imm cologne
A Dynamic Start to the Furniture Year

Cologne. imm cologne ended on Sunday, 21 January 2018, with very positive results. In total, around 125,000 visitors (including estimates for the last day of the …

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German Furniture on Course for Success Worldwide

German furniture brands: Reports
German Furniture on Course for Success Worldwide

Axel Schramm, President of the German Furniture Industry Association

The German furniture industry was able to achieve stable sales development in 2017. And that following 2015 and 2016, two years with strong sales and …

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