Mohawk Industries, Inc. operates as a flooring manufacturer that creates products to improve residential and commercial spaces worldwide. The company's integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, and vinyl flooring. Its brands include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Kerama Marazzi, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin. The company operates in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, and the United States. Segments The company operates through three segments: Carpet, Ceramic, and Laminate and Wood. Carpet This segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets its carpet and rug product lines in a range of colors, textures, and patterns for residential and commercial applications in both remodeling and new construction. This segment also markets and distributes ceramic tile, laminate, hardwood, resilient floor covering, carpet pad, and flooring accessories. This segment markets and distributes its flooring products under various brands, including various brand names, such as Aladdin, Bigelow, Durkan, Horizon, Karastan, Lees, Mohawk, Mohawk ColorCenters, Mohawk Floorscapes, Mohawk Home, Portico, and SmartStrand, which it sells through independent floor covering retailers, home centers, mass merchandisers, department stores, shop at home, buying groups, commercial dealers, and commercial end users. Some products are also marketed through private labeling programs. This segment’s soft surface operations are integrated from the extrusion of resin and recycled post-consumer plastics to the manufacturing and distribution of finished carpets and rugs. Ceramic This segment designs, manufactures, sources, distributes, and markets a line of ceramic tile, porcelain tile and natural stone products used in the residential and commercial markets for both remodeling and new construction. This segment also sources, markets, and distributes other tile related products. This segment markets and distributes its products under various brands, including various brand names, such as American Olean , Daltile, Kerama Marazzi, Marazzi, and Ragno. This segment’s operations are integrated from the production of raw material for body and glaze preparation to the manufacturing and distribution of ceramic and porcelain tile. Laminate and Wood This segment designs, manufactures, sources, licenses, distributes, and markets laminate and hardwood flooring used primarily in the residential market for both remodeling and new construction. This segment also developed the patented UNICLIC glueless installation system and various other new technologies, such as beveled edges, multiple length planks, and new surface and finish features from which the company generates licensing revenue. This segment owns the fold down patent through the acquisition of Pergo. This segment markets and distributes its flooring products under various brands, including various brand names, such as Columbia Flooring, Century Flooring, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step, and Unilin. In Europe, this segment also produces roofing elements, insulation boards, medium-density fiberboard, chipboards, and other wood products. Sales and Distribution Carpet: The Mohawk, Horizon, SmartStrand, and Karastan brands are positioned to sell primarily in the medium-to-high retail price channels in the residential broadloom and rug markets. The company markets its hard surface product lines, which include Mohawk Ceramic, Mohawk Hardwood, Mohawk Laminate, Mohawk luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and Congoleum. The company produces and markets its commercial broadloom and modular carpet tile under various brands, including Bigelow, Lees, and Karastan Contract. It markets its hospitality carpet under the Durkan brand. The commercial customer base is divided into various channels, such as corporate office space, education institutions, healthcare facilities, retail space and institutional and government facilities. Ceramic: This segment’s products are distributed through various distribution channels, including independent distributors, home center retailers, company-operated service centers and distribution centers that sell to floor covering retailers, ceramic specialists and commercial dealers, Kerama Marazzi brand stores and directly to commercial end users. Laminate and Wood: This segment’s products are distributed through separate distribution channels consisting of retailers, independent distributors, and home centers. This segment's U.S. operations also manufacture Mohawk branded laminate and hardwood flooring, which sells through the Carpet segment's channels and also directly through home centers and mass merchandisers. Acquisitions In 2013, the company completed the acquisition of Spano, a Belgian chipboard manufacturer. Patents and Trademarks The company uses various trademarks that it considers primary in marketing its products, including Aladdin, American Olean, Bigelow, Century Flooring, Columbia Flooring, Dal-Tile, Duracolor, didit, Durkan, Elka, Everset fibers, Horizon, Karastan, Kerama Marazzi, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk ColorCenter, Mohawk Floorscapes, Mohawk GreenWorks, Mohawk Home, Pergo, Portico, PureBond, Quick-Step, Ragno, SmartStrand, Ultra Performance System, UNICLIC, UNILIN, Utherm, and Wear-Dated. The UNICLIC family of patents is expected to expire in 2017. History Mohawk Industries, Inc. was founded in 1988.
mohawk industries inc (MWK:Frankfurt)
160 South Industrial Boulevard
Calhoun, GA 30701
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