MMFA – About the Association
The MMFA Multilayer Modular Flooring Association is an organization which represents the leading producers of flooring in Europe and their suppliers. The Association was established in late October 2012 in Munich, Germany, by seven European flooring producers. The association’s registered headquarters are in Bielefeld, also in Germany. The sphere of activities covers all of Europe.
The seven founding members of the MMFA association were: akzenta Paneele + Profile GmbH (Kaisersesch/D), Hamberger Flooring GmbH & Co. KG (Stephanskirchen/D), Li & Co AG (Müstair/Switzerland), MeisterWerke Schulte GmbH (Rüthen-Meiste/D), Parador GmbH & Co. KG (Coesfeld/D), Skema S.r.l. (Ponte di Piave, Treviso/Italy) and Windmöller Flooring Products GmbH (Augustdorf/D).
The stimulus for the launch came from the sector itself. More and more flooring products are developed and introduced to the market, which are multilayer products by construction and composition and therefore are not covered by the existing categories of either laminate or elastic flooring. The final trigger were the increasing sales volumes of multilayer floorings with various surfaces such as LVT, cork, PU or PET – or a bit more objective under the standard name „multilayer semi-rigid floorcoverings“.
That is why the producers saw the need for launching a proper European association in order to represent their specific interests. All existing and future multilayer products which have not found a home yet with the existing associations get the opportunity to have their interests represented under the new MMFA umbrella.
All other interested parties are just as welcome: flooring producers as full members, and supplier companies or institutes etc. as associate members.
The MMFA is an international platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences between producers of multilayer modular flooring and their supply industries.
The focus of the Association’s work revolves around research, development, the introduction of standards, representation at international trade fairs, evaluation of statistical data and active media and public relations work.