Pergo files its first patent applications for its 4in1 technology. The first patent in the family is granted in 2005.
Pergo launches products with Pergo’s patented Smartlock® glueless mechanical joint.
Pergo files its first patent applications for its pre-glued technology. The first patent in the family is granted in 2004.
Pergo introduces PERGO® branded wood flooring in the United States. A new factory for manufacturing the patented SimpleSolutions™ Four-In-One moldings opens in North America.
Settlement of nine Intellectual Property-related litigations results in net income of over EURO 10 million, as well as wide spread acknowledgements of Pergo’s Intellectual Properties by third parties.
Pergo enters into a settlement and cooperation agreement with Välinge Innovation AB. The cooperation covers the potential licensing of both parties’ extensive patent portfolios to third parties and the sharing of resulting licensing revenues.
Pfleiderer acquires Pergo and establishes an Intellectual Property Business Unit. Pfleiderer is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of products based on chipboard and laminated boards.