Hørning Parket makes a mark internationally
In the year Hørning Parket celebrated its 90th anniversary, the international projects made its mark. In particular, the delivery of 12.000 m² of solid planks to the National Museum in Oslo – the largest art museum in the Nordic countries – has been an important task. The financial statements for 2019 show a profit before tax of DKK 2.9 mill., which is as expected for a year in which further investments have been made in the development of the subsidiary in the UK.
“As part of our long-term plans, in 2019 we have worked purposefully to supplement our position in the Danish market with the internationalization of HØRNING. Our unique knowledge of solid wood flooring that lasts for generations has been crucial to our solutions being chosen. A striking example of this is the Norwegian Statsbygg and the German architect Kleinhus+Schuwerk. They demanded a floor that matched a building that must live for at least 200 years. This is one of our key competences – for both projects and private buildings, says CEO and co-owner, Peter Vissing.”
With both production and stocking in Denmark, the Danish tradition of good craftsmanship is maintained. In 2020, we will start delivering the floors for the new headquarters of Ferring Pharmaceuticals by Foster+Parteners. At the same time, several major projects are being delivered in Sweden.
“We have a long tradition of significant international projects, but it is also important for us to be close to our Danish customers. Therefore, we have expanded the sales organization in Denmark so that we can service the strong customer platform, where we continuously expand our operations.”
Sustainability is of greatest importance to both our Danish and international customers. Which is why it has been important for us to achieve the Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold certification. This gives our customers confidence that solid wood floors from HØRNING are environmentally friendly and future-proof. It is no use for our products to last for generations if we do not take on corporate social responsibility to protect future generations who have to walk on our floors,” concludes Peter Vissing.
Photo: London School of Economics, 2019. Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners. Solid Line in FSC certified Oak.