Tarkett expands manufacturing footprint – Floor Covering News
Solon, Ohio—Tarkett, a global leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, has completed the acquisition of Vinylasa, a vinyl composite tile (VCT) manufacturer based in Mexico City, Mexico.
With this acquisition Tarkett will transfer VCT production from its location in Florence, Ala. to the Vinylasa location in Mexico. This transition is expected to be complete by the end of the year, with all VCT products ahead of Tarkett North America manufactured at the Mexico City location as of 2022.
“Vinylassa is known for great quality and service,” said Eric Daliere, President & CEO, Tarkett North America and Tarkett Sport. “With this acquisition, we are improving our VCT product offering, service level and competitiveness. At the same time, we are creating space and focusing on domestic LVT production at our Florence campus. We warmly welcome the team to Tarkett.”
Vinylasa specializes in manufacturing continuous pattern VCT tiles and has been supplying high quality products to the North American market for over 50 years. The addition of Vinylasa makes: Tarkett to increase its competitiveness with VCT in the North American market, the company said, strategically positioning the company to better serve the needs of its customers.
Tarkett has introduced a new vinyl compound tile design, Tarkett VCT II, available in 45 fresh colors, manufactured at the company’s new facility in Mexico City, as a result of its recent acquisition of Vinylasa. Built to withstand heavy traffic and rolling loads, the collection delivers strong performance for demanding environments, especially in education, retail and healthcare environments.
“The new Tarkett VCT II collection is a combination of great design and excellent value,” said Jason McKee, senior product manager for Tarkett North America. “Our robust palette of modern neutrals and colorful accents can be mixed and matched in creative layouts that create visual interest and help tell a brand’s story. When you consider the benefits of Tarkett VCT for people’s and planet’s health, it’s just a complete solution from every angle.”
In line with the company’s commitment to sustainability and circular economy, Tarkett VCT is 100% recyclable, made with 85% limestone and phthalate free to support better indoor air quality.