Hunter Douglas is the world market leader in window coverings and a major manufacturer of architectural products. The company has its head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a management office in Lucerne, Switzerland. It established in India in 1995 and has expanded across the country with two manufacturing units, four branch offices and a corporate office. It has an excellent pre and post sales service which no other players of the industry provide. It is present in the market with around 30+ galleries, project dealers and service dealers to service the customers.
Hunter Douglas was founded on a tradition of bringing breakthrough products to market. The group comprises 134 companies with 47 manufacturing and 87 assembly operations in more than 100 countries. Hunter Douglas employs about 22,000 people and had sales in 2019 of USD 3.7 billion. They are pioneers in developing window covering fabrics into unique designs that can trap air for superior insulation, softly diffuse incoming light and provide privacy while preserving outside views. The company’s top priorities are achieving the right balance of aesthetics and functionality, managing the quality of light entering the window, combined with the safety and ease of operation.
The focus is on developing high-performance architectural materials with proprietary characteristics in design, comfort and sustainability not only for interior but also exterior applications which includes metal ceilings, facades and sun-control solutions. The company’s success in a competitive market such as India is based on giving architects a high degree of technical and design assistance. The company collaborates with architects and project owners to realize their design objectives while also meeting functional needs such as light control, energy efficiency, and acoustics. The products are highly green rated, sustainable and environment-friendly.
Today markets across the world are trying to respond to the challenges of the post COVID-19 reality, which has come to define a new normal for our economy and the society at large. The building material and construction industry is also facing the headwinds from this economic impact. However, this doesn’t change the fact that India is one of the most promising markets across the globe with projects ranging from small residential apartments to massive infrastructure projects like airports, ports and SEZs.
Moreover, the Indian design fraternity today is pushing the envelope more than ever in terms of design, material usage and environmental sustainability. This is exactly where the core ability to develop customizable product systems with reliable installation and design flexibility with minimal custom engineering comes in collaborating with architects and designers