On February 6, 2018, Gerflor entered into a binding agreement to acquire DLW’s linoleum activities. The transaction includes the take-over by Gerflor of the manufacturing plant in Delmenhorst (Germany) as well as a part of the company’s sales force and support functions.
The Gerflor SAS group is a global leader in the floor covering industry that has successfully integrated and developed strong brands such as Taraflex and Mipolam. Gerflor’s global footprint, innovation capabilities and customer support will benefit the DLW brand and operations.
This acquisition will enable Gerflor to expand its products portfolio in resilient flooring with a remarkably sustainable solution. With these linoleum activities, Gerflor will provide its customers with an even wider range of solutions in some of its key market applications such as healthcare, education, housing, sport or retail. With this transaction, Gerflor becomes one of the largest manufacturers of resilient floors in Germany.
“We are very pleased to welcome this historic brand and its experienced teams. Our priority in the coming months is to reassure DLW’s customers, distributors, installers and specifiers so that they continue serenely to develop their business with DLW’s solutions. Through Gerflor’s investments and transformation initiatives, we are confident that we will offer to the market an even more attractive set of products and services.”
(Bertrand Chammas, CEO of Gerflor SAS)