Hunter Douglas

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Hunter Douglas N.V.
Public
Traded asEuronextHDG
IndustryWindow coverings
FoundedDüsseldorf, Germany (1919)
HeadquartersRotterdam, The Netherlands
Key people
Ralph Sonnenberg, Chairman & CEO
David H. Sonnenberg, Co-President & COO
Marko H. Sonnenberg, Co-President & COO
Number of employees
23,618
Websitewww.hunterdouglasgroup.com

Hunter Douglas N.V. is a Dutch multinational corporation. Its principal business is making window blinds and coverings.[1][2] The company is publicly listed; the CEO, Ralph Sonnenberg, owns more than 80% of the stock.

The head office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a management office in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Structure[edit]

The current corporate structure, Hunter Douglas N.V., was formed in the Netherlands Antilles in 1971 as a result of a restructuring of the previous Canadian entity, Hunter Douglas Ltd.[3][4] For tax reasons, investors could select either common or preferred shares through 1990. The company operated in 75 countries at that time.[5]

Europe[edit]

European subsidiaries employed 8133 people in 2018.

North America[edit]

  • North American headquarters: Pearl River, NY, USA. North American subsidiaries employed 11'894 people in 2018.

Latin America[edit]

  • South American headquarters: Sao Paulo, Brazil. South American subsidiaries employed 1524 people in 2018.

Asia[edit]

  • Asian headquarters: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with plants and sales offices in China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan. Asian subsidiaries employed 1517 people in 2018.

Australia[edit]

  • Australian headquarters: Sydney, Rydalmere, NSW, with plants and sales offices in Australia and New Zealand. Australian subsidiaries employed 550 people in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company News: Hunter Douglass to Purchase Comfortex". The New York Times. 26 June 1999. p. 3. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. ^ Leib, Jeffrey (May 25, 1992). "Hunter Douglas keeps secrets in shade: Broomfield window-covering firm expects $350 million in sales in '92". Denver Post. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Love, Johnathan (1977). Jane's Major Companies of Europe. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company. pp. E–25. ISBN 9780531032640.
  4. ^ "Profile". Canadian Business. CB Media. 1972.
  5. ^ "Hunter Douglas to restructure". Montreal Gazette. Montreal. Retrieved March 21, 2013.