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Our History

In 1974 Perstorp AB, Swedish manufacturer of high quality decorative laminate since the early 1950’s, acquired competitor AB Tilafabriken in Trelleborg with a complete factory for producing bonded products. The acquisition gives Perstorp the technology and ability to refine its own laminate into various end products such as countertops, windowsills, wall panels and more.

1977
The Idé-77 committee at Perstorp comes up with the concept of laminate flooring during one of its brainstorming sessions

1979
Following successful trials and development, the first laminate flooring is finally put into production

1980
The first laminate flooring, Perstorp Golv GL80, is sold in Sweden

1984
Major marketing event proves highly successful and electrifies the Swedish flooring market

1985
To meet rapidly growing demand, a new modern facility for manufacturing laminate flooring is built and opened in Trelleborg, Sweden

1989
After a naming competition the brand name ‘Pergo’, an acronym of Perstorp Golv (Flooring), is introduced for the first time

1990
The highly successful flooring division at Perstorp is incorporated as a separate company with the name Perstorp Flooring AB

1991
Perstorp participates as the first and only laminate flooring company at the Domotex trade fair in Germany. The following year seven exhibitors participate and six years later an entire exhibit hall will be filled with laminate flooring from 34 exhibitors

1992
Launch of high-quality commercial grade product, Pergo Publiq

1994
Pergo laminate flooring is introduced in the United States

1995
Pergo is introduced in Asia and also invents technology for achieving unsurpassed scratch resistance, later marketed as TitanX

1996
Flooring factory opens in Garner, North Carolina USA

1999
Pergo files first patent for vertically joinable boards, later becoming the technical standard throughout the industry

2000
Now organized as an international group of companies, the corporate name is officially changed from Perstorp Flooring to Pergo

2001
Pergo introduces patented click joint locking technology as well as embossed decorated boards featuring matching realistic surface textures

2004
Pergo builds the Four-in-One molding plant in Garner, North Carolina

2005
First patent granted for Four-in-One molding technology

2007
Pfleiderer, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of products based on chipboard and laminated boards, acquires Pergo

2008
SoftTech patented technology introduced

2009
Pergo commemorates its 30-year history and embarks on the next 30 years by introducing innovative PerfectFold technology, setting a new technical standard for the industry