Inwido and Schüco embark on groundbreaking partnership
Inwido, Northern Europe's leading supplier of windows and doors, has signed a cooperation agreement with German system supplier Schüco. Schüco’s designer glazing solutions for architect-designed homes and other buildings will complement Inwido’s existing range of windows and doors. The partnership ties in well with Inwido’s strategy of offering customers energy-efficient designer solutions that maximise wellbeing. The companies will initially work together in Sweden, but the agreement will eventually cover all of Inwido’s markets.
“For two such important players to sign an agreement at this level is groundbreaking in this industry,” says Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO of Inwido. “It opens up exciting possibilities not only for Inwido and Schüco but also for our customers. Schüco’s advanced glazing solutions complement our other products well. Above all, they will strengthen our offering to architects.”
Headquartered in Germany, Schüco is a well-known brand worldwide and has a good reputation among architects and home-owners requiring special solutions. The company is known for its product design and specialises in bespoke glazing solutions, primarily for architect-designed homes. Schüco offers high-quality aluminium products for both windows and doors, including sliding and folding doors.
“The agreement with Inwido will increase our availability in the market and give us a strong and well-established partner that can sell and market our products through its sales channels,” says Magnus Winegård, who heads up Schüco’s Nordic operations.
Sales of Schüco products will commence in all of Inwido’s markets – Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Russia, the UK and Ireland – from the start of 2011.
Schüco International KG is a global market leader in aluminium, solar, steel and PVC products for innovative building envelopes. Annual turnover in 2009 was 2 billion euro. With more than 5,000 employees and 12,000 partner companies in more than 75 countries, Schüco offers the very latest in window and façade technology, efficient solar solutions as well as individual technical consultancy for architects, developers, investors and clients. In the Schüco Technology Center at the company headquarters in Bielefeld, Schüco has a state-of-the-art training facility which sets new standards with its innovative energy concept. For more information, visit www.schueco.com.
For more information, please contact:
Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO
Tel.: +46 (0)10-451 45 51 or +46 (0)70-550 15 17
Jonna Opitz, Senior Vice President Communications & Branding
Tel.: +46 (0)10-451 45 58 or +46 (0)722 11 90 10
Inwido is Northern Europe’s leading supplier of innovative, environmentally friendly, wood-based window and door solutions. The company has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Russia, the UK and Ireland, as well as exports to a large number of other countries. The Group markets some 20 strong local brands including Elitfönster, SnickarPer, Hajom, Outline, Tiivi, Pihla, Diplomat, Allan Brothers, Carlson and Sokolka. Inwido has approximately 3,600 employees and generated sales of slightly more than SEK 5 billion in 2009. The Group's headquarters are located in Malmö, Sweden. For further information, please visit www.inwido.com