BN International
We cover the world!

The 3 main market segments in which BN International is active, are: contract wallcoverings, residential wallcoverings and cover materials.

Who we are

As one of the leading brands in the world for both contract wallcoverings as well as residential wallcoverings, BN Wallcoverings is the trendsetter for many decades in the business for walldecoration.

BN Wallcoverings is part of BN International, with our head office located in Huizen, the Netherlands. With a design-studio, production facilities, technical lab and marketing-sales department all at the same location, we are able to offer the highest level of flexibility for our customers, top quality products and a service-oriented mindset!

Our history

BN International was established in 1926 under the original name of Balatum NV, at first as a sales organisation of felt base groundsheets which were produced in Belgium. In 1929 the "Nederlandse Vloerzeilfabriek" (Dutch Groundsheet Factory) is acquired, whereafter Balatum is able to use the label "produced in Holland". Due to a decreasing demand during the economic crisis of the '30s, a transition is made in the post-war period, to the production of bookbinding cloth and wallcovering materials.

Our history

On the 1st of January 1979 the company name is officially changed to BN International. In the following years, production of residential wallcovering is added to the product portfolio. In 1994, Platex (Czech Republic) is acquired, fulfilling the demand for emery cloth. A few years later, BN International expands further with the acquisition of Tektura in 1999, a distributor of contract wallcoverings in the UK. Our high quality products are nowadays sold all over the world through our wide network of distributors. In the Netherlands and Germany, Voca BV (a 100% subsidiary of BN International) is responsible for the distribution of residential wallcoverings for the consumer market.

    Technical lab

    Tech Lab

    For us it is very important to deliver top quality products, that’s why all our new products are tested in our Research & Development department. This is also the place where new coatings are developed (for instance: Suwide Health Care SR).

    We are proud that all BN products meet the highest requirements as: fire resistant, light fastness and washability. All our products are manufactured in the Netherlands, according to the stringent quality regulations required by the Quality System from our Technical Lab. In the production process we are very sensitive to maintain a clean and safe environment and we are recycling post process inks and vinyls.

    Design Studio

    Design Studio

    BN International has it’s own creative in-house Design Studio where all BN collections and private labels are created.

    Our designers translate fashion and design inspirations to wallcoverings and cover materials. We aim to incorporate the latest trends and technical innovations in our products.

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    Collaboration designers

    We regularly work with some of the world's best designers to bring you beautiful and original custom wallprints! An example of these collections:

    by Edward van Vliet by Feran Thomassen by Mart Visser Van Gogh collection Designed for living

    Subsidiary companies

    BN International s.r.o.

    Platex

    In 1994 BN International adopted Platex (Czech Republic) and renamed to BN International s.r.o. This is a traditional manufacturer of technical fabrics. And they have more than 100 years of experience with various treatment technologies of technical fabrics, mainly with coatings, impregnation, dyeing and bonding of textiles. This enables them to manufacture quality materials.

    Website

    www.bnint.cz

    Tektura

    Tektura

    Tektura (number 1 in England) has supplied wallcovering for commercial and residential interiors; helping designers, specifiers and contractors. With two factories in Europe with a total of 500 employees, BN International is a major player in the global market.

    Website

    www.tektura.com

    Youtube channel

    www.youtube.com/tektura

    BN Voca

    Voca

    BN VOCA is a subsidiary of BN International and is also located in Huizen, The Netherlands. They are always selling around 60 different collections. Besides wallpaper from BN Wallcoverings they also sell wallpaper from Mr Perswall, Dekens Wallcoverings Belgium and Swedish brand Boråstapeter.

    Borastapeter

    www.borastapeter.se

    Dekens

    www.dekens-wall-coverings.be

    Mr Perswall

    www.mrperswall.nl