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The roller shutter market is still benefiting from a dynamic construction industry

The growth of the roller shutter market continued in the DACH region last year with +3.8% in volume and is also expected to continue in the upcoming years. According to the new study by Interconnection Consulting, 7,4 million units will be sold in 2018 (in 2017, the sales number was around 7.1 million). However, despite the dynamic growth in the construction industry, the market for roller shutters is facing increasing challenges....read more

2018-04-18 09:42:14

Pipe Fittings Experience Good Times

New Study Released by Interconnection

After a difficult year, the market for pipe fittings can expect robust growth rates again in the coming years. Overall, the industries sales increased by 2.3% in the top 6 European markets (Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, Poland, Benelux). For the next few years, Interconnection Consulting expects an average annual growth of 2.0% by 2020 due to a new published study. ...read more

2018-04-04 14:10:32

Market for roof and construction waterproofing on the rise.

The strong growth in construction industry will benefit all related industries. This also applies to the market for roof and construction waterproofing. A recent study by Interconnection shows that the DACH (+ 6.3%), France (+ 8.7%) and the US (+ 6.2%) sectors benefited strongly from the recovering construction industry. This could remain so in the future, say the experts. Among the key players worldwide, Bauder, Carlise, Firestone, Soprema, Technonicol ,Sika and many others were also analyzed and their current shares can be find within this study. ...read more

2018-03-02 14:57:30

Thermal Insulation is on the rise across Europe

With sales of over € 10.1 billion and a sales volume of just under 184 million cubic meters, the market for insulating materials in Europe rose by 5.2% in volume and 9.4% in value in 2017. By 2020, the market in the 11 European countries under review will increase by an average of 7.5% per year in value, according to a new study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2018-02-27 16:17:25

Sleeping is always in fashion

Germans spend more and more money for a good nights sleep. The market for box spring beds is booming, whereas the pillow and blanket market in Germany also generated 889.6 million Euros at the manufacturing level last year, increasing its sales by 4.3% compared to 2016. The pillow and blanket industry will grow at an annual rate of 3.7% by 2020, bringing its volume up to the planned horizon of nearly one billion Euros, according to a recent study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2018-01-23 15:03:25

The Market for Sanitary Pipes Benefits from the Reinvigorated Construction Industry

New Study Released by Interconnection

The market for plumbing tubes in Europes top six markets (Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, Benelux, Poland) will grow by 3% annually until 2020. To exclude the United Kingdom from the calculation would result in even faster growth at a rate of 3.5% per year. Overall, the industrys sales increased by 2.7% last year, according to a new study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2018-01-10 15:58:33

Garage doors are experiencing an upswing

The market for garage doors in Germany, Switzerland and Italy is growing strongly in value and quantity. In Germany, sales will rise by 5.3% this year. The volume will increase by 3.0%. Sales in Switzerland are even stronger (+ 4.5%). But Italy is also slowly coming out of the crisis (+ 1.0% in volume). While growth in Switzerland will decline slightly in the coming months, Interconnection Consulting forecasts a slight increase in growth for Italy....read more

2017-12-18 16:42:10

Hot runner systems are in full swing

The global market for hot runner systems (production of plastic parts or thermoplastics) will grow by 8.3% this year, further accelerating its growth (2016: 7.6%). Driven by the recovery of the Eastern European market and continued growth in Asia, the industry will continue to grow at an annual rate of 7.9% by 2020, according to Interconnection Consulting’s new study....read more

2017-11-28 14:31:04

Sliding Elements give Hardware Fittings Hope

New Study Released by Interconnection

The demand for window fittings in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) is stagnating again in 2017. Around 17.4 million sets of hardware fittings indicate a slight decrease in volume (-0.6%) compared to the previous year. Thus, the trend of decreasing sales figures continues. By 2020, sales are expected to decline by a further 0.2% per annum, according to a new study by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2017-11-21 15:53:20

The Polish office furniture market will soon be bigger than the Russian one

The office market in Eastern Europe suffered a decline of 3.4% last year. If one excludes Russia and Ukraine, both of which are still crisis-ridden, from the overall result, the CEE market posted a solid increase of 3.6%. In its latest study, Interconnection Consulting expects further growth (+ 1.8% per year) for the entire region by 2020, which will be fueled mainly by stronger demand in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which will soon result in a changing of the guards. The total volume of the market in 2016 amounted to 1.4 billion Euros....read more

2017-11-14 14:25:24