Doors Division

The Doors Division with the Wood Solutions and Glass Solutions Business Units is one of the leading european suppliers of interior doors and frames from wood as well as shower enclosures.

With its Wood Solutions Business Unit and the associated companies Prüm, Garant, Invado and RWD Schlatter, the Doors Division is one of Europe's leading suppliers of interior doors and wood frames. In its domestic markets, the business unit offers its customers a comprehensive product range from standard doors to complex functional doors. With the Glass Solutions Business Unit and the well-known brands Kermi, Koralle and Baduscho, the Doors Division is also the European market leader with convincing shower solutions for all generations and lifestyles. The Doors Division has six production sites: three are located in Germany, two in Switzerland and one in Poland. 

2.5 M

Number of doors sold
by the BU Wood Solutions (2020)

CHF 395.3 M

Net revenues
(CHF 551.8 M incl. BU Glass Solutions)

CHF 76.3 M

EBITDA excl. one-time effects

+290 bps

2017-2021
EBITDA-margin improvement

Strategy

Ambition for 2026: Significant capacity expansion with simultaneous productivity increase

The Doors Division continues to work towards the goal of expanding its leading position as a Central European supplier of doors and glass solutions. Through investments into increasing capacity and productivity already made and to be made in the coming year, as well as by increasing market shares in its home and target markets, the division aims to achieve net revenues of around CHF 725 million and a corresponding EBITDA margin of >15.0% by 2026.

The capacity expansion of the Doors Division is happening faster than originally planned. Since 2017, the capacity has already been increased by around 25% from around 2.1 million doors and frames respectively to currently 2.6 million per year. Once the majority of the growth investments have been completed in 2022 with the commissioning of the new plant for door frames in Weinsheim (D) in 2023, the division will be able to produce around 3.4 million doors and frames each per year with the same number of employees. The capacity increase of over 60% since 2017 will allow the division to discontinue the expensive shifts currently required due to the high demand and order volume, which will have an additional positive effect on margins.

Plant of the future

The focus of the Doors Division continues to be on the strategic, multi-year investment programme for increasing productivity and expanding capacity with the goal of improving delivery performance and the market position. A large part of the investment volume went into the capacity expansion of the two German door plants Prüm and Garant. The new "plant of the future" is currently being built at Prüm in Weinsheim (DE). Work on the new door frame plant was started in February 2020, the hall has been completed in the meantime (see picture on the right, status: February 2022) and will be equipped with machines in 2022. In order to optimise the logistical process handling in the finished parts warehouse in the future and to create an increase the storage capacities, Prüm also invested in a second high-bay warehouse.

As a result of these investments, the Wood Solutions Business Unit will be able to produce around 900 000 more doors with corresponding frames than before across all locations in 2023/2024. In addition, a combined heat and power plant (CHP) is being planned and built at Prüm and Garant to process the wooden materials into electricity and heat. With these plants, the two factories will largely produce their own energy needs in the future and thus be able to decouple themselves from rising energy prices.

Increased value creation and opening up new markets

Following the integration of the former Sanitary Division, now the Glass Solutions Business Unit, the focus here continues to be on increasing productivity, expanding the market-leading position in Central Europe as well as in the neighbouring Eastern European markets. In addition, synergies in sales with the Wood Solutions Business Unit are intended to strengthen contract sales in particular.  

Furthermore, the Glass Solutions Business Unit is a good example of Arbonia's strategy of selectively increasing its added value. With the acquisition of Glasverarbeitungs-Gesellschaft Deggendorf mbH (GVG), a subsidiary of the SAINT-GOBAIN Group and one of Germany's leading glass processing companies in the single-pane safety glass and laminated safety glass segments, the Glass Solutions Business Unit has integrated the processing of its most important raw material, glass, into its own production processes. This enables the procurement times for glass to be optimised further and very flexibly, and process costs in handling to be reduced significantly. The division also reduces its dependence on external partners.

Productions Sites

Company Location Manufactured products
Bekon-Koralle AG Dagmarsellen (CH) Shower stalls
Garant Türen und Zargen GmbH Amt Wachsenburg (DE) Interior doors and frames
Glasverarbeitungs-Gesellschaft
Deggendorf mbH
Deggendorf (DE) Construction glas
Invado Sp. z.o.o. Ciasna (PL) Interior doors
Kermi GmbH Plattling (DE) Shower enclosures
PRÜM-Türenwerk GmbH Weinsheim (DE) Interior doors
RWD Schlatter AG Roggwil (CH) Functional dorrs
TPO Holz-Systeme GmbH Leutershausen (DE) Special doors incl. door frame and door trim

 

Referenzen

GECC Shanghai

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