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Global investment firm takes c...

Announced on New Year’s Eve, Ralph Sonnenberg, the controlling shareholder of Hunter Douglas Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to transfer a controlling interest in the company to 3G Capital, a global investment firm and private partnership.
The Sonnenberg family will continue to hold a 25% interest in Hunter Douglas, pro forma... READ MORE

Final submissions, lobbying ma...

Final submissions have been made by the Blind Manufacturers Association of Australia (BMAA) on behalf of the industry to address what it sees as flaws in the latest version of the National Construction Code (NCC).
The changes made in 2018 mean that technically any blind or awning fitted to any... READ MORE

Major 2022 trade fairs cancelled

Two major trade fairs for the window coverings industry have been cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic restrictions and tightened borders made the shows untenable.
Messe Stuttgart said in a release that it was postponing R+T Stuttgart until 2024, however... READ MORE

Luxaflex Window Fashions 2021 ...

Luxaflex Window Fashion dealers around Australia gathered online for the 2021 Annual Alliance Conference on Thursday 7 October. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the live event was held virtually with the stage set-up against a beautiful Harbour backdrop at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Hosted by Damon Gardner, General Manager - AWF Blindmaker and Vera Meharg - Marketing Communications Manager, the event delivered a seamless balance of live and pre-recorded video content, including live question and answer sessions throughout.
The conference focused on current interior and textile trends that have influenced recent consumer experiences... READ MORE

R+T Stuttgart to proceed in pe...

R+T Stuttgart, the world's largest trade fair for roller shutters and sun shading systems, will proceed from 21 to 25 February 2022.
However, it is unclear how many international visitors and exhibitors will be in the halls... READ MORE

BMAA COLUMN – NOVEMBER 21

It gives me pleasure to introduce myself as the new President of the Blind Manufacturers Association of Australia. On behalf of the BMAA Board of Directors, I would like to take the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Chris Nolan (Nolan Group) who stood down as President last month. Chris will remain on the Board until the AGM in late November.
Chris has worked tirelessly, particularly on the SuperExpo committee and on addressing changes to the... READ MORE

Product focus: Performance Sid...

‘Outdoor Living Space’ has become a hot topic recently, and new release the Shaw Performance SRS creates exactly that.
Shaw’s Ben Hayak confirmed the product, designed in Australia with the consultation of industry partners,... READ MORE

Coulisse joins with Eve on Eve...

Global window coverings specialist Coulisse and smart home specialist Eve Systems have confirmed that MotionBlinds, the smart technology for window coverings by Coulisse, will release Eve MotionBlinds motors with Apple HomeKit technology starting from early 2022.
Global window coverings specialist Coulisse and smart home specialist Eve Systems have confirmed that MotionBlinds,... READ MORE

Norman spotlights high-end Ultra

Norman Australia is promoting its Ultra Range of shutters as a both sustainable and high-end alternative.
Known as the manufacturer of Woodlore, said to be the biggest selling shutter in the... READ MORE

Norman showrooms’ grand ...

Norman Australia is opening its Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne showrooms to celebrate the end of lockdowns from 15 to 19 November.
"For Retail Partners and potential Retail Partners, we would love to invite you in for... READ MORE
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