UNILIN, the international wood group and part of the Amercian group Mohawk Industries, listed on the stock exchange, has announced a restructuring of its division panels.

UNILIN declares: “After thorough analysis of all UNILIN Panels activities, including Spanogroup, a number of investments and reorganizations have been identified which are necessary to ensure competitiveness”.

The intention to close Dekaply, a production site in Erembodegem, was announced this morning during the Works Council. All production could be integrated into the other sites.

Moreover, an unprofitable production line at the Ridder De Ghellinckstraat site in Wielsbeke will be terminated.

The employees involved will be offered another job within the UNILIN group in the surrounding sites. UNILIN can preserve these jobs thanks to the recent acquisition of the Swedish Pergo group and the new investment in LVT floors, in addition to a continuous investment policy focused on innovation and product development.

The planned changes will have no impact on the existing relationships with the clients.

About UNILIN:

UNILIN produces laminate floors, engineered wood, LIVYN, MDF, HDF, particle boards, melamine chipboards, click furniture, roof elements and insulation panels. UNILIN is part of the American group MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, INC, listed on the stock exchange. UNILIN has three divisions:

UNILIN, division flooring (laminate, engineered wood and LIVYN)

UNILIN, division panels (MDF, HDF, particle boards, melamine chipboards, and click furniture)

UNILIN, division insulation (roof elements and insulation panels)

UNILIN, best known to the general public through its Quick-Step division, employs 5,000 people in 20 production sites worldwide.

UNILIN has a turnover of 1.2 billion euros and is part of the international Mohawk group, listed on the stock exchange.

Mohawk Industries Inc. is the largest flooring group in the world, in both the residential and commercial markets. Mohawk Industries Inc. offers a full range of tufted and woven wall-to-wall carpeting, ceramic tiles, laminate, wood, natural stone, vinyl, rugs and other interior decoration products.

Source: UNILIN

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