Once again, it has been an amazing year like no other for Välinge Flooring. With an impressive growth rate and innovative history, Välinge increased its IP portfolio by 14%, adding over 50 new licensee partners and launching the new flooring brand ‘Välinge Flooring’ to the global markets.
Innovation has always been the core vision at Välinge. By the end of 2021, the patent portfolio grew by 14% and has been granted over 480 patents distributed across new materials, surface technologies, locking technologies for flooring, as well as wall systems and furniture.
Välinge welcomed over 50 new licensee partners in 2021. The licensee family continues to grow and consists of more than 320 licensees around the world, each benefiting from the Viken HQ based innovator’s industry-leading support and technical services.
The revolutionary 5G® Fold Down technology continues to expand and increased to over 90 licensees leveraged with benefits. In 2021 Välinge also launched the 5G® herringbone flooring pattern, which premiered with great success. A beautiful and complex pattern made easy for installation. The 5G® portfolio consist of several cutting-edge technologies such as 5G® Dry™ water-resistant fold-down system and 5G® Climb™.
Välinge Flooring is now available in France, United Kingdom, North America and China offering unique real wood floors that combine Välinge’s innovative technologies — Woodura®, 5G® Dry™ waterproof fold-down system, and 5G® Climb™. In 2021, Välinge Flooring experienced an 80% growth, welcomed 22 new distributors, and last but not least, awarded the prestigious 2021 FCNNOVATION Award in the wood flooring category.
“Välinge is on an exciting journey. In 2022, we will continue to accelerate our innovations and together with our partners bring new technologies and products to the market. Our customers and the world demand it and we look forward to meeting the challenge”- Per Nygren, Vice President, Välinge Innovation.
Välinge welcomes new and existing licensees and partners across all industries while bringing new innovations to the market. Beginning in 2022, the company will be attending The International Surfaces Expo next month in Las Vegas.