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Press releases

Perfect roof harmony in “Alter Westen” district
2017-05-18

People visiting Berlin can come across new districts and environments which have not yet been explored. Careful renovation aimed at breathing new life into the old without harming historical features is quite a challenge.

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More light in your home
2017-05-18

Cosy and bright with a magnificent panoramic view of the old church and beautiful garden. This is a living room situated in the attic of this summer house in Friedrichstadt near Husum, which becomes increasingly attractive thanks to three balcony windows arranged next to each other.

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Five years of sharing knowledge at the FAKRO training centre
2017-05-10

FAKRO Netherlands celebrated a special anniversary in March 2017. The roof window manufacturer opened the doors to a brand new training centre five years ago on March 23rd 2012. A place where processors and resellers can learn more about the product. In the meantime FAKRO looks back on a successful program, more than 800 building professionals already took part in it and a part of that group comes back every year to learn more. That is how a group of FAKRO Specialists was created.

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FAKRO celebrate amazing success at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show
2017-04-25

Last month saw the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show take place at the NEC Birmingham, and FAKRO generated great interest amongst visitors and exhibitors across the four days.

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FAKRO at 36. Construma 2017 Building Trade Exhibition
2017-04-21

Construma Trade Exhibition is the largest event in the construction industry held in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. The surface of 20 000 m2 area gathered over 700 exhibitors, who presented their latest solutions. This edition attracted more than 60 000 visitors and reached again the previous visitor record.

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FAKRO supports ecology and energy-efficiency
2017-04-18

FAKRO, the second largest company in the roof window and loft ladder industry not only pays attention to the smallest details when developing its innovative solutions, but also puts strong emphasis on such important issue as ecology. The company focuses primarily on conscious actions to protect the environment. Both FAKRO products and their production process are energy-saving and eco-friendly. 

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FAKRO Thermally efficient roof windows win race for PASSIVE modular construction
2017-04-11

Over the recent years FAKRO has supplied roof windows to multiple eco-projects, one of which was for The Green Unit® who provided a modular, single storey Passivhaus building that can be utilised for a variety of sectors. This type of design and construction was finally accomplished after 3 years of prototyping and testing. 
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Do we still need the European Commission, which serves to strengthen the monopolies?
2017-04-03

29th March 2017 in the European Parliament MEP Ryszard Legutko organized a press conference on the bias of the European Commission and its unwillingness to hear complaints from countries in the Central and Eastern Europe.
 

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FAKRO innovations at MADE Expo 2017
2017-03-13

FAKRO which is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide presented its innovative products during MADE Expo 2017. The most popular international architecture and building construction show in Italy was held from 8 to 11 March at Milano Rho Fiera.

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FAKRO is strong on every field – Batibouw 2017
2017-03-08

FAKRO is strong on every field! It was the company's catchword during the construction, renovation and home improvement trade fair Batibouw. This one of the biggest trade shows held in Belgium and Luxembourg took place between 16-26 February at the Brussels Exhibition Centre.

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FAKRO at Bauen und Energie 2017
2017-03-07

A very intense building season has begun. It’s for the third time that FAKRO attended Bauen & Energie in Vienna, the largest Austrian fair for the building, renovation and energy saving issues. The whole event lasted 4 days from 16 to 19 February 2017 with a focus on environmental and climate protection innovations. 

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FAKRO Netherlands celebrated cooperation during the Dutch Building Fair
2017-03-02

During the Dutch Building Fair ‘BouwBeurs’ edition 2017, from 6 till 10th February, FAKRO Netherlands showcased the strength of cooperation. Innovative products were shown on the FAKRO stand during the fair and a special event was organized which celebrated working together.

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FAKRO at Strechy Praha 2017
2017-02-28

Modern design and exceptional solutions provided by FAKRO have been acknowledged at the largest industry event on the Czech market – Střechy Praha 2017. For its stand presented in 2016, FAKRO received prestigious award “The most interesting exhibition stand” of the fair.

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BUDMA 2017 record-breaking for FAKRO
2017-02-17

Without the shadow of a doubt, this year's International Construction and Architecture Fair BUDMA was record-breaking for FAKRO which is the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders worldwide. FAKRO during BUDMA is not just a remarkable stand, but above all, numerous concurrent events with the participation of global company, continuously developing in the joinery industry. 

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FAKRO trendy in 2017
2017-01-31

Greenery (15-0343) is a vivid colouring of leaves and grass which puts us in a good mood, adds vitality and calms down. People associate it with close contact with nature, harmony, new beginning and passion. The colour of freedom, hope and ecology has been acknowledged by the Pantone Color Institute which announced it the colour of the year 2017. The character of FAKRO fits perfectly into the symbolism of Greenery as the qualities represented by a green colour shape the philosophy of the company since the beginning of its activities.

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FAKRO at BAU 2017 trade fair
2017-01-18

BAU 2017 Trade Fair which is one of the largest events of the construction industry held in Europe started on 16 January 2017 in Munich. The surface of 185 000 m2 gathered over 2000 exhibitors who presented their latest solutions. Each edition attracts more than 250 000 visitors from over 150 countries who are looking for innovative products, ideas and concepts.
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Feel the silence on a rainy day ... Type F flat roof window
2017-01-17

FAKRO, a second largest company in the roof window market focuses attention on the smallest details both in terms of design and functionality when creating products. The type F flat roof windows was given prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016 and in addition to their modern design, windows feature excellent resistance to noise caused by rain.

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A "shaft" of natural light
2016-12-16

Four skylights flood the living space of a newly built villa as FAKRO once again delivers a personalised architectural solution. 

Located in a panoramic position in the foothills of the Carnic and Julian Alps, the compact, single-family villa recently built in the hamlet of Qualso in Reana del Roiale (Udine) is an example of how the use of roof windows can radically transform the home.

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FAKRO Eurotop membranes conquer the world
2016-12-01

In 2017, FAKRO product range will be expanded with Eurotop New Generation membranes. They feature higher strength parameters and improved performance. Eurotop membranes received quality certificates in many countries all over the world. Recently, their quality has been appreciated by markets in New Zealand and Australia where they received CodeMark certificate.

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A Viennese Art Nouveau villa
2016-11-25

An Austrian heart surgeon fulfilled his long-awaited dream and rebuilt the attic in his Viennese Art Nouveau villa into a Sport & Chill paradise. The aim was to bring natural light into the rooms and at the same time to optimize the building energetically.

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World Championship for Young Roofers 2016
2016-11-16

World Championship for Young Roofers which took place from 26 to 28 October in Warsaw is completed. The championship turned out to be a great success for two Polish teams in the category of metal and pitched roofs, and for the team of Switzerland in the flat roof category. FAKRO supported participants from the start of this year's competition. 

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Affordable housing and no energy costs – Groevenbeek Noord
2016-11-02

No utility bill at the end of the year? In Groevenbeek Noord it’s possible! - a unique zero-energy quarter in Ermelo, the Netherlands. The homes are equipped with a series of energy efficient solutions, such as a thick building envelop, low energy devices and a roof consisting of solar panels. 

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Mexican Wave! FAKRO at EXPO CIHAC 2016 Mexico City
2016-10-31

FAKRO presented for the first time its products at the biggest trade show for the construction industry in Mexico – EXPO CIHAC 2016 Mexico City held between 11-15 October. 

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FAKRO DXW window wins the Archiproducts Design Award
2016-10-25

The first edition of the Archiproducts Design Award has recently finished. The prize is given by Archiproducts, one of the most important international web portals dedicated to the architectural sector. As part of this award - which enjoyed a great interest as 490 products were listed by 250 companies based in 15 different countries - FAKRO DXW walkable window for flat roofs has won the "Best of Category" prize, with regards to the category "Building Shell".

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Winners of FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions 2016 announced!
2016-10-25

FAKRO, a global manufacturer of roof windows was once again the organizer of international design competition for architects FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions. The competition ofically ended on 3 October.

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On the bike for a laudable goal – Albintra-FAKRO Classic 2.0
2016-09-22

Although the weather this year was not good, as many as 400 people took part in the second edition of Albintra-FAKRO Classic, which was held on 4 September. Belgian town of Broechem where Albintra has its head office hosted many fans of cycling. Having good fun and in excellent atmosphere they provided aid for the needy people.
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Light, love and joy at Lichtblickhof
2016-09-07

The German term 'Lichtblick' describes an exceptional experience. A former farm in the beautiful countryside of Lower Austria nearby Vienna, is one of those positive exceptions: The Lichtblickhof is a warm place for seriously ill children. FAKRO roof windows are responsible for providing beautiful daylight in all living rooms.

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FAKRO to be a reservoir of patents
2016-08-26

Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Daily Legal Newspaper) published the ranking of entities that submitted the greatest number of patents and utility models in 2015. FAKRO is the first company on the list. Only prestigious universities and research institutes are placed higher.
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FAKRO’s Gruwelijkste successful with high proceeds
2016-07-25

On July 9, 2016, FAKRO Netherlands and ROAd4energy competed against mitochondrial disease by raising as much money as possible during the first edition of the cycling event ‘FAKRO’s Gruwelijkste’. And with success! About 300 enthusiastic cyclists entered the event to cycle in the absolutely beautiful surroundings of Groesbeek. With the efforts of all participants, volunteers and donors the event raised a fantastic amount of €13.465,- for charity.

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Tour de Pologne 2016 – riding across Nowy Sącz with FAKRO
2016-07-21

The Tour de Pologne riders arrived in Nowy Sącz on 14 July 2016. Cyclists left Zawiercie to cover the distance of 240km before reaching the finish line. The winner of the 3rd stage of the 73rd Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour was Niccolo Bonifazio representing Trek-Segafredo team. Everyone in FAKRO kept fingers crossed for cyclists. The company prepared a lot of surprises for athletes and fans. 

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FAKRO with 'Oscar of Design'
2016-07-18

An official awards ceremony Red Dot Design 2016 was held on 4 July in the Aalto Theater in Essen. It is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of design given every year to companies, which set new direction of development in the field of design. The international jury responsible for granting awards consists of outstanding individuals. FAKRO, which is famous for innovative, functional as well as characterized by impeccable aesthetics products has been given this prestigious award. A trophy which is known as 'Oscar of Design' was awarded to the DEF DU6 flat roof window.

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FAKRO to be once again a Partner of Tour de Pologne
2016-07-07

Similarly to the previous year, FAKRO became a partner of the 73rd Tour de Pologne. The route of the cycling race will cover, among others, Nowy Sącz – the town where the second-largest manufacturer of roof windows in the world has its headquarters. FAKRO has long been involved not only in the promotion of the region, but also strongly supports a variety of sporting events.

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FAKRO on the Roof of America
2016-06-29

FAKRO, whose products reach well beyond Europe, supported a travel project 'FAKRO on the Roof of America' carried out in June this year by Paweł Rochowicz – economic journalist of Rzeczpospolita, which is a Polish national daily newspaper.  

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FAKRO at CONSTRUMA 2016 trade show
2016-04-19

FAKRO the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world actively participated in the 35th Construma International Building Trade Exhibition held in Budapest between 6 and 10 April 2016. The company presented their innovative solutions on the stand covering the area of nearly 100m2.

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Red Dot Award 2016 for FAKRO
2016-03-31

We are delighted to inform that prestigious Red Dot Design 2016 has been given to FAKRO for the DEF U6 flat roof window. The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design and communication design prize awarded by Design Zentrum in Essen, Germany since 1955. By many experts considered to be one of the most valuable trophies in the field of industrial design.

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FAKRO DEF flat roof window given the TOP DESIGN award 2016
2016-03-24

FAKRO DEF flat roof window has been awarded in the TOP DESIGN 2016 contest. By awarding the prize in the category Interior Furnishings, the international jury appreciated its comfort of use, high technical and aesthetic values .

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“FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions” design competition in a new version!
2016-03-04

We start the next edition of the prestigious international design competition ”FAKRO Inspires – Space for New Visions” addressed to architects and for the first time to students of the architecture.

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FAKRO is strong on every field - Batibouw 2016
2016-02-26

We are delighted to invite you to visit FAKRO stand at Batibouw – The Brussels Construction and Renovation Fair, which takes place from 25th February to 6th March at the Brussels Exhibition Centre. This event presents products from the construction industry on the exhibition space with the total area of over 20,000 m2.

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FAKRO at Bauen & Energie 2016 in Vienna
2016-02-10

It was the second time FAKRO actively participated in trade fairs Bauen & Energie, held in Vienna from 28th to 31st January 2016. This year’s edition of the trade fairs saw 550 exhibitors presenting their new products in three exhibition halls. Bauen & Energie is very popular among industry experts. The trade fairs were visited by over 45 thousand visitors.

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The type F flat roof window to be a winner of the “Golden Tile” award at the trade fair organized in Czech Republic
2016-02-03

The innovation of FAKRO has one again been recognized. We are delighted to announce that the type F flat roof window has been awarded the “Golden Tile” at Střechy Praha 2016 Trade Fair.
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FAKRO celebrates its 25th anniversary
2016-01-28

Nearly 500 guests, representatives of 31 countries of the world, business partners, architects, journalists, interesting thematic panels, innovative product exhibitions and Jubilee Gala - FAKRO celebrates 25th anniversary.

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25 Years of FAKRO Innovation
2016-01-22

FAKRO – the second largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world celebrates its 25-year presence in the market. The year of 2016 will provide an abundance of attractions dedicated to our partners. The culminating point of our celebrations will be the Conference and Jubilee Gala held in Jachranka near Warsaw between 22-24 January.

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A photo competition “On your bike with FAKRO” settled!
2015-12-15

We know the winners of a photo competition “On your bike with FAKRO” organized by FAKRO, second-largest manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders in the world. 

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FAKRO light tunnel appreciated by Malaysians
2015-11-18

FAKRO is a leading manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders known all over the world. FAKRO-branded products can be found in over 50 countries. “We offer innovative products of the highest quality and we are present wherever there is a demand for the company's products” – Rafał Rynduch working in FAKRO Export Department explains the global success of the company.

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FAKRO on BATIMAT trade show in Paris
2015-11-05

2 November 2015 – this date is very important for the entire construction industry around the world. This is the day when the largest European construction show begins - Batimat 2015. This event organized every two years attracts over 3,000 exhibitors and about 400,000 visitors from all over the world.

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The cycling event Albintra-FAKRO Classic is behind us!
2015-09-07

On 6 September 2015 seven-person FAKRO team composed of: Małgorzata Sroka, Grzegorz Witowski, Wojciech Sowa, Marek Tokarczyk, Piotr Zegarliński, Michał Kunicki and Kamil Nowak took part in an international cycling event Albintra-FAKRO Classic.

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Albintra-Fakro Classic
2015-09-04

On September 6, 2015 FAKRO and Albintra organize the first edition of the Albintra-FAKRO Classic - a cycling event starting from Broechem, where the offices and warehouses of Albintra are located.
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We know the winners of the competition “FAKRO – Space for new Visions”!
2015-07-10

Sixth edition of the competition for the architects “FAKRO – Space for new Visions” is completed. Once again organized by FAKRO, a global manufacturer of roof windows and loft ladders and by A10 Magazine for European Architecture, the contest began in February.

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FAKRO at MADE Expo Trade Show 2015 in Milan
2015-04-08

The greatest Italian trade show in the construction industry was held between 18-21 March in Milan. FAKRO, world's vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and loft ladders could not miss such an prestigious event.

 

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FAKRO at next Trade Show - Střechy Praha 2015
2015-04-07

The largest trade show on the Czech market dedicated to roofs - Střechy Praha was held in Prague between 22-24 January. Such a prestigious event could not be missed by vice-leader in the manufacture of roof windows and leading producer of loft ladders – FAKRO Company.

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FAKRO Inspires
2015-03-19

 FAKRO Inspires – the motto of the training conference held between 4-7 March 2015 for participants of the architectural competition New Vision of the Loft 3 organized by FAKRO and A10 Magazine for European Architecture.

 

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5th edition of IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics is already behind us!
2015-02-11

It was already for the fifth time that Muszyna hosted participants of IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics. Guests from 11 countries took part in the jubilee edition of this event. The main organizer was leading manufacturer of roof windows in the world – the FAKRO Company. Honorary patron was IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade).

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FAKRO at BAU Trade Show
2015-02-03

Nearly 2000 exhibitors from 42 countries presented their products and services during trade show held in Munich. FAKRO, world's potentate in the roof window manufacture could not miss BAU trade show which is very prestigious event.

 

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FAKRO inspires - space for new visions!
2015-01-15

New edition of International Design Competition “FAKRO inspires space for new vision” begins soon. FAKRO and A10 magazine would like to invite architcts from around the world to participate in the competition.

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5th IFD FAKRO WINTER OLYMPICS
2014-12-17

International championship of roofers IFD FAKRO Winter Olympics will be held already for the 5th time in mountainous and picturesque resort – Muszyna.
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New FAKRO Website - www.fakro.com
2014-10-31

 FAKRO created the new intuitive website www.fakro.com. Fulfills the latest trends in web design and allows easy access from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. We invite you to visit our website.

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FAKRO granted with Brands for Poland award
2014-10-08

The FAKRO Company has been granted Brands for Poland award. The originator of the action is Brief magazine which to celebrate 25th anniversary of gaining freedom by Poland honoured brands shaping the image of modern, creative and economically strong Poland – in three categories: company's brand; people who are brand of Poland and places that are associated with Poland.

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Insulated FTT U8 THERMO
2014-10-02

Considering coming cold days FAKRO offers the high energy-efficient roof window. The FTT U8 Thermo allows to reduce heat loss as well as bills for heating the building.
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The AIA Housing Award for "Park Passive" house with skylights
2014-09-18

The American Institute of Architect rewarded the "Park Passive" house with skylights.

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Polish Championships of the Construction Industry in Sailing
2014-09-11

The 7th Polish Championships of the Construction Industry in Sailing started 6 September in Croatia. 24 crews, around 200 participiants went to regatta in Adriatic Sea.

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FAKRO in the economic centre of the world
2014-09-10

Ever year, for a few days of September, Krynica Zdroj becomes the economic centre of the world. During the Economic Forum thousands of visitors talk about the most crucial problems of the global economy. The meeting attracts personalities from the world of business, science and politics. Coverage from meetings held in Krynica is reported by journalists from all over the world.

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FAKRO brand awarded with Superbrands 2014 prize in Slovakia
2014-06-12

We are pleased to announce that FAKRO brand has been granted Superbrands 2014 prize in Slovakia. For the FAKRO Company it is very valuable distinction and confirmation that we have managed to create a recognizable global brand.
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New generation of awning blinds
2014-06-03

The FAKRO company considering coming hot days offers innovative awning blinds for roof windows.
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NEC Birmingham – Building Trade Show
2014-04-15

The Birmingham NEC Building Trade Show is one of the greatest events of the construction industry in the UK associated with the construction, renovation and home conversion.

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FAKRO at the International Construction Fair BATIBOUW
2014-04-14

Batibouw show is the largest construction fair held annually in Belgium. During the show lasting eleven days visitors had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with new products related to construction and renovation. The event took place at the Belgian Square, in the heart of Brussels.

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FAKRO Inspires – Budma Construction Trade Show 2014
2014-03-20

The first exhibitions of the latest products, technological innovations from the construction industry, conferences, discussions and contests were shared by exhibitors and visitors of 23rd Poznan International Construction and Architecture BUDMA Trade Show 2014 held in Poznan.

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FAKRO at German Dach und Holz International Trade Show
2014-03-04

The DEF and DEC flat roof windows, VMZ and VMB awning blinds for vertical windows as well as AMZ Solar and AMZ Z-Wave awning blinds controlled via smartphone were the products presented by FAKRO at Dach und Holz International Trade Show 2014 held in February in Cologne.

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Participants of “New Vision of the Loft 2” met in FAKRO
2014-02-21

Architects who took part in the last year's edition of the New Vision of the Loft 2 competition organized by FAKRO met in Nowy Sacz. Visitors from Italy, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia and Poland came to the headquarters of the world's second largest manufacturer of roof windows.

 

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Another Gold Medal for FAKRO Innovative Product
2014-01-23

Innovative research and development activities by FAKRO once again resulted in the Gold Medal of the International Trade Fair BUDMA. This prestigious award was granted to the type F flat roof window.

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International Design Competition for Architects - 5th edition
2014-01-22

In March 2014 starts new edition of the International Design FAKRO Competition "New Vision of the Loft 3".

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