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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

Post-crisis stagnation of Extrusion Machines market is over

The European market for extrusion machines increased by 2.2% in the past year. The tender crop of the boom in the industry is expected to accelerate further in the coming years. According to a new study by Interconnection Consulting, by 2020 sales are expected to increase annually by 3.0% on average. ...read more

2017-11-14 11:35:09

Refugee wave provides momentum on the window market

The growth on the German window market varies greatly in the individual regions, ranging from + 15.5% in Berlin to -7.0% in Thuringia. The entire window market grew by 4.7% in 2016. The refugee crisis will continue to contribute to medium term growth in the window market due to the increased housing demand, as demonstrated by the new regional market study Win! Local by Interconnection Consulting....read more

2017-11-07 17:28:12

Large regional differences characterize the Austrian window market

The regional growth rates on the Austrian window market fluctuate between + 10.2% in Vienna and -8.9% in Burgenland, as Interconnection Consultings new regional marketing study Win! Local shows. A strong new construction (+ 12.1%) and a simultaneous decline in the renovation sector (-2.4%) led to an overall market growth of + 5.3% on the Austrian window market....read more

2017-11-07 17:18:23

Europe’s Leading Position at Risk Due to Indecisiveness Concerning E-Mobility

The success of the electric car pioneer Tesla shows that the switch in the direction of electric cars is irreversible. Nevertheless, the efforts of European automotive powers like Germany to promote e-mobility are poor, as a new study by Interconnection Consulting shows. The reason is not only the reluctance of enforcement by the European automobile industry and the governments, but also the increased outsourcing if the technological leadership away from Europe....read more

2017-10-25 14:09:47