Elastron Group, a Major Portuguese Fabric Company Undergoing Tremendous Growth, Enters U.S. Upholstery Market during ShowtimeBy RAY PARKER High Point, N.C. -- Elastron Leather & Fabrics premiered at ITA Showtime Market (Dec.2-5), seeking to add the U.S. upholstery market to the more than 70 countries it now exports. By showing for the first time at Showtime, and… Read more.
December 10, 2018
Two German Contract Textile Companies Merging with New Name: Kos Krebs Contract Textiles; No Cost-Reduction Measures ExpectedBISSENDORF, Germany -- KOS Contract Textiles and Rolf Krebs will merge on Jan. 1 to form a new company: Kos Krebs Contract Textiles. “First and foremost, this is not about cost reduction or cutting jobs,” the new company’s website says. Instead,… Read more.
November 23, 2018
Momentum Buys D.L.Couch, Eykon and Tri-Kes, Growing into a $200 Million Contract Textiles and Wallcovering Giant
Wallcoverings on The Rise at BDNY 2018 Trade ShowBy RAY PARKER NEW YORK -- Momentum Group, one of the largest suppliers of contract textiles, has bought one of the largest contract wallcovering groups, sister companies D.L.Couch, Eykon and Tri-Kes, which with the merger total $200 million… Read more.
November 15, 2018
Edmund Bell Adds Upholstery, Blackout Velvet; Acquires Textile Finishing Plant
Parent Company Redwood Group Holdings Passes 40 Million Pounds in SalesROCHDALE, England—Redwood Group, the parent company of Edmund Bell & Co. Ltd., has acquired P.W. Greenhalgh, a fourth-generation, family-owned textile finisher, which has a 170,000-square-feet plant five minutes away from the Edmund Bell headquarters. P.W.… Read more.
November 2, 2018
Baydar Leaves Aydin, Joins KaresiISTANBUL—Dr. Mevlut Baydar has left Aydin Tekstil, a major upholstery and ticking producer, in order to join RB Karesi Tekstil Co. as chief marketing officer for all export operations. Baydar says Karesi is one the largest producers of fashion… Read more.
November 1, 2018
Crypton Names Gillespie VP of MarketingBLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — The Crypton Companies, a provider of performance fabric technologies in the contract, home furnishings, and apparel markets, has named Julia Gillespie vice president of marketing for Crypton. Gillespie will report… Read more.
October 24, 2018
Escolys to Close Mill, Yet Some Business Activities Continue
New projects with sample yardage affectedANZEGEM, Belgium—Escolys, a mid- to high-level upholstery and drapery fabric weaver, and wallcovering manufacturer founded in 1958, will close its mill at the end of October, yet also plans to weave running items for existing customers. Some… Read more.