CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeld-Wen, the world’s largest manufacturer of windows and doors, has finalized its acquisition of Trend Windows & Doors in Australia. The announcement, on the heels of Jeld-Wen’s stated intention to purchase Trend in late December, marks the company’s second Australian acquisition in recent months.
 
“Trend Windows & Doors represents a strategic acquisition for us as we strengthen our market leading position in Australia,” said Peter Farmakis, executive vice president and president of Jeld-Wen Australia. “This announcement represents our commitment to providing customers around the world with a broad and innovative product range. We are pleased to welcome Trend Windows & Doors to the Jeld-Wen portfolio of products.”
 
Trend produces aluminum, timber and thermal energy-efficient windows and doors under a variety of brand names, including: Trend, Synergy, Quantum, Quantum XP Windows, Crestlite (commercial), Trend thermAL Energy Efficiency, Thermashield, SoundMizer, and Xtreme Bushfire Protection Windows & Doors.
 
Founded in 1968, Trend has an extensive manufacturing and showroom network across eastern Australia. The addition of Trend’s iconic brand name will expand Jeld-Wen’s family of brands in Australia, which also includes Corinthian, Aneeta, Regency, Stegbar, Airlite, William Russell Doors, and Jeld-Wen Glass.
 
The acquisition of Trend is the fifth transaction for Jeld-Wen in recent months. Other acquisitions from Jeld-Wen include: LaCantina Doors, a manufacturer of folding and multislide door systems based in California; Karona, a stile and rail wood door manufacturer from Michigan; Dooria, a leading provider of residential and commercial wood doors in the Swedish and Norwegian markets; and Aneeta, a manufacturer of sashless window systems in Australia. 

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