Södra and Välinge Innovation signed a collaborative agreement, whereby Södra will license Välinge Innovation’s exclusive patent-pending outdoor decking system – ZENSE™.
According to the announcement, the decking, which has a hidden fastener system, will be manufactured at Södra’s sawmill in Kisa and treated with 20-year wood rot protection according to Nordic wood preservation council (NTR) class AB.
Fredrik Gustav, Sales and Marketing Director at Södra Wood Scandinavia, commented:
“This is an innovative product, and first to market. Södra has both the technical and marketing capacity to be at the forefront of these new types of products, with modern production facilities and well-developed logistics solutions. The building trade has shown huge interest in ZENSE™ and we’ve already signed several agreements with the biggest chains.”
Earlier Välinge signed a license agreement with Abet Laminati from Italy for the use of Threespine® click furniture technology.
The company is a world leading R&D and IP company in the flooring industry based in Sweden. Välinge International has about 80 employees who are mainly involved in R&D and customer support.