Strong continued growth in Asia 

Viken, Sweden -

Välinge continues to grow its flooring business in Asia. During the first three quarters of 2019, the company has not only increased the number of local staff, announced a new service center - but also managed to sign more than 20 new license agreements. 

Välinge is happy to announce the following companies as new licensees:​​​  ​

The new license agreements are mostly related to 5G® and 5G-i™ locking systems and a majority of them within resilient flooring. Välinge locking systems have been specifically optimized for resilient products to provide easy installation combined with outstanding performance.​​

“Välinge has experienced strong growth in the Chinese market for a long time and we are very pleased to welcome these new licensees. Resilient flooring such as LVT/WPC, SPC and MGO continue to grow, especially in this part of the world. The 5G Fold Down technology is the fastest and strongest installation system on the market, making it a perfect fit for resilient products.” says Jarl Gunnarsson, Regional Manager China/ASIA, Välinge Innovation.​​

A natural result of the growth in the region has been to increase Välinge's local presence and support. In May, Välinge announced that a support center at Homag China Golden Field was going to be launched. We can now reveal that the opening will take place during December and will comprise: ​

  • Production demonstration of Threespine®, Liteback® and floor installation technologies
  • Supply of customized samples for above technologies
  • Customer education and training
  • Laboratory tests and QC
  • Supply/distribution of plastics inserts 

The overall mission is to make flooring and furniture producers more competitive by providing the latest and best technologies together with first-class support. ​

“One of Välinge's strengths has always been our technical support. Thanks to our technical specialists we are able to shorten time-to-market and improve the installation and performance of floating floors and assembly of click products. The support center will enhance this furthermore. After all, Välinge is only successful if our licensees are successful.” continues Jarl Gunnarsson. ​

Välinge has just recently published both 5G Fold Down- and Threespine-websites in Chinese, to better support the common growth and facilitate relations in the Chinese market.