Partnership expands Shaw’s innovative hard surface flooring offerings and gives Classen a significant expansion into the North American flooring market
Dalton, Ga. -- September 15, 2023 – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) announces a strategic partnership with the Classen Group, an innovative hard surface flooring manufacturer based in Germany that offers PVC-free solutions for commercial and residential environments. Through this partnership, Shaw will become the sole distributor of the company’s new commercial flooring products in North America.
“With a longstanding commitment and proven track record of innovation and sustainably minded design, Shaw’s and Classen’s shared values and dedication to differentiated design and superior service make this an ideal partnership,” notes Tim Baucom, president and CEO at Shaw. “Together we can bring transformational products to market and meet our customers’ diverse flooring needs.”
Classen’s portfolio of pioneering products stands to meet the growing demand for differentiated hard surface flooring in North America. The partnership with Shaw gives Classen a significant expansion in the region. The two share a commitment to Cradle to Cradle®-inspired, distinctive product design with a focus on health & wellbeing, climate protection, product circularity, water and soil stewardship and social fairness.
“This represents an opportunity for Classen and Shaw to partner at a key time in our companies’ respective design, innovation and sustainability journeys,” said Dr. Moritz Menier, CEO from Classen Americas Inc. “Together we will leverage deep market insights to develop new flooring alternatives in partnership.”
About Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile and stone, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. The company meets its diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Shawgrass, Southwest Greens, Watershed Geo and more.
Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $7 billion in annual revenue and approximately 20,000 associates worldwide. Visit www.shawinc.com for more information.