Smart living solutions since 1960

We've come a long way since then. Take a trip down the memory lane with some of the greatest highlights of Unilin Group's history. Unilin was founded in the 1960s by about forty flax farmers. Since then it has developed into a world player and is mainly known for its Quick-Step floors. Unilin Group offers a lot more than Quick-Step alone and also manufactures products such as roof panels, insulation panels and furniture panels.

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  • 1960

    Several families from south-west Flanders who were active in the flax industry start producing flax chipboards. They call the company ‘Unilin‘ short for ‘Union de Lin’.

  • 1970 - 1980

    The company quickly expands with the production of melamine boards, laminate floors & roofing elements.

  • 1990
    The Quick-Step® brand is introduced.
  • 1997

    Quick-Step®  is the first manufacturer to market a glueless, integrated click system: Uniclic.

  • 1997 IVC Creation
    1997

    IVC Group is established, starts the production of cushion vinyl flooring and develops into an independent powerhouse of flooring solutions.

  • 2004 IVC Office Dalton
    2004

    IVC Group grows into Western Europe’s market leader in residential cushion vinyl flooring. With the distribution center and a dedicated office in the US, IVC Group also serves the North American markets.

  • 2005

    Unilin is acquired by Mohawk Industries Inc., global market leader in flooring.

  • 2006

    Acquisition of cushion vinyl production site in Wiltz, Luxemburg by IVC Group.

  • 2009

    Acquisition British distributor Spectrim.

  • 2010

    IVC US opens the largest and most eco-efficient production plant in Dalton, Georgia, for the production of cushion vinyl. Its emission levels are 25% lower than the industry norm. 

  • 2011

    Opening Russian laminate production site, acquisition of Australian distributor Premium and construction of new plant for insulation panels in France.

  • 2011 LVT Production Avelgem
    2011
    Launch of the first fully automated LVT factory in the EU (Avelgem). A new recycling unit processes vinyl waste into new resources. IVC Group extends product portfolio with LVT and introduces the Moduleo brand.
  • 2012

    Start of production of laminate floors in Brazil.

  • 2013

    Acquisition Pergo (laminate) and Spano (boards).

  • 2014

    Acquisition Magnum, Czech Republic (engineered wood).

  • 2015

    Acquisition Balterio, Spanolux and Xtratherm, a leading producer of insulation materials such as PIR insulation boards, EPS and phenolic foam products.

  • 2015

    Opening second European LVT factory and recycling unit in Wielsbeke, Belgium. We build de first LVT factory in Dalton, US.
    IVC Group becomes part of Mohawk Industries.

  • 2018

    In Moeskroen the first carpet tile production plant becomes operational.

  • 2018

    Acquisition Berghoef Netherlands and Germany, Area Pavimenti Italy and Eich Switzerland.

  • 2018

    Mohawk Industries Inc. acquires Godfrey Hirst, the largest carpet manufacturer in Australia and New Zealand, established in 1865.

  • 2019

    IVC Group opens a new state-of-the-art production plant for cushion vinyl in Orel, Russia, the world’s largest vinyl market.

  • 2019

    Establishment of Flooring Development Centre in Waregem, Belgium, the new home for IVC’s commercial, marketing and design departments. Launch of the IVC Commercial brand.

  • 2019

    Acquisition Peitsman, Netherlands.

  • 2020

    Creation of the global Vinyl Technology Centre for Mohawk Industries in Avelgem.

  • 2020

    Opening A&U green energy plant Wielsbeke, Belgium.