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Tarkett rewarded at Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award

On Thursday September 12, 2013 Tarkett received the International Development Award for the region Ile de France.

Michel Giannuzzi, Chief Executive Officer and Didier Deconinck, President of the Supervisory Board representative of a third generation family shareholding at Tarkett, received yesterday the International Development Award 2013 for the region Ile de France. Organized by EY, this trophy highlights the successful international development strategy of Tarkett, a global leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with more than 90% of its turnover outside of France.

"Tarkett international success is based on the long entrepreneurial history of the Deconinck family. Since 2007, we have accelerated our external growth with fourteen acquisitions on different continents and have become the most international flooring manufacturer” says Michel Giannuzzi.

With a complete range of flooring solutions sold in 100 countries, Tarkett is one of the most international and diversified company in its sector. The Group benefits from a well-balanced geographic distribution of its activities*: 30% EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), 35% North America, and 35% CIS & Others.

With more than 130 years of entrepreneurial history, Tarkett relies on its teams’ cultural diversity and a decentralized organization to offer products with innovative design and materials adapted to each market’s specificities.

*Tarkett 2012 proforma sales