AWI Group is a leading producer of tufted and woven carpets. Associated
Weavers International N.V. is the parent company of the Group. It is
for general management and sales coordination.
Group consists of two divisions:
Tufting Division designs, manufactures and sells tufted carpet. This is
by far the Group’s largest activity, representing 90.6% of its
Weaving Division produces woven carpets, representing 9.4 % of
Group turnover. The Weaving Division also has a polypropylene yarn
department, the entire production of which is sold internally, mainly
the Tufting Division.
2003 the AWI Group sold 48.87 million m2, generating a consolidated
of EUR 254.32 million, making it one of the largest European producers
in its sector and is in the top 3 ranking in all the european markets
to companies such as Balta, Beaulieu Wielsbeke, Condor, Domo, Ideal and
others(1). The Group employs 1,204 people in 5 production plants (Ronse
and Kuurne in Belgium, Arthon and Neuvy St. Sépulchre in France
and Liberec in the Czech Republic) and 6 sales offices. Its products
exported worldwide, but with a strong emphasis on Western Europe.