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Elastic floors will reach the base station soon.

The market for elastic floor coverings in Central and Eastern Europe also suffered heavy losses in 2016. Overall, sales fell by 6.6% behind the 2015 figures. Despite last year’s poor performance, the industry can hope to grow again in the medium term. In 2018, the trend is set to reverse and an era of moderate growth is expected to come, as a study by Interconnection Consulting shows....read more

2017-05-23 16:15:44

Elastic floor coverings become a hit

The market development for elastic floor coverings developed very positively in Western Europe last year. Overall, sales rose by 4.2%. Germany recorded the highest growth with an increase of 8.1%. Italy and France were the only countries in Western Europe that experienced a decline. By 2019, Interconnection Consulting expects a similarly good overall development as in the past year....read more

2017-05-23 16:11:18

Textile floor coverings in the CEE region are waiting for the upswing of Turkey and Russia

The market for textile floor coverings experienced a sharp decline in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). In 2016, sales declined by 4.4%. The main reason for this is the economically weakening large states of Russia and Turkey. However, the phase of a drastically shrinking market for textile floor coverings from 2017 seems to be a thing of the past. For 2017, the CEE regions revenues are expected to increase for the first time in a long time (+ 1.7%). This is shown by a new study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2017-05-23 15:59:35

Tailwind helps textile floor coverings move position

The market for textile floor coverings continues to rise moderately in Western Europe. In 2016, sales were up by 0.8%. Slight growth is expected in the next few years. In a new study, Interconnection Consulting expects an average annual increase of 2.0% until 2020 in the countries under investigation (Germany, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and Italy). ...read more

2017-05-23 15:35:26

China and India are driving the blow molding machine market

New Study from Interconnection Available

The global blow molding machine market grew by 6.3% last year. The market volume was just under 3 billion Euros (2.98 billion Euros). Overall, the global market will gain momentum in the coming years. This is mainly thanks to China and India, as a new study by Interconnection Consulting shows....read more

2017-05-05 12:02:03

European boat market is floating in calm waters

The European market for motor boats and sailing yachts is growing slowly, but steadily. Last year, for example, the market grew slightly (+ 2.6%), and a moderate average growth of 3% is expected in the coming years as a new study from Interconnection Consulting shows....read more

2017-04-24 11:10:57

The sky opens up for garage doors and entrance gates

New Study from Interconnection Available

The overall market for garage and entrance gates in the EU has recovered over the last year after a long period of difficulties. In 2016, the increase amounted to 2.1%. Last year, sales also increased 2.5%. By 2019 the increase in the industry will be as much as 4%, according to a new study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2017-04-06 10:27:52

Well-tempered future prospects for acoustic ceilings

New Study from Interconnection Available

The development of the market for acoustic ceilings is directly connected with the general construction industry. In Europe, the growth of the sector in 2016 was a modest 1.2% in terms of volume, even after years of negative growth rates. In the coming years, Interconnection Consulting also expects decent growth (+ 2.1% in volume) on the European market for acoustic ceilings....read more

2017-04-06 10:05:12

Room Ventilation: Local Instead of Central

The residential ventilation market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is on the upswing again after years of decline. The market growth was 8.0% in 2016. In the next few years, rapid growth of the construction industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will benefit the industry, as a new study by Interconnection Consulting shows. By 2019 growth is expected to average around 6%....read more

2017-03-21 11:54:13

The industry is developing a taste for sandwich panels

The market for sandwich panels in Europe posted a sales increase of 3.8% last year. Sales of sandwich panels increased by 3.1%. This continued the undiminished upswing that began in 2015. There will also be further growth in the next few years. By 2019, the market will grow by a further 3.2% per year, as a new study by Interconnection Consulting shows. The study closely analyzes 14 European countries. ...read more

2017-03-08 15:06:44