Hunter Douglas

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Hunter Douglas N.V.
Euronext:  HDG
Industry Window coverings
Founded Düsseldorf, Germany (1919)
Headquarters Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Key people
Ralph Sonnenberg, Chairman & CEO
David H. Sonnenberg, Co-President & COO
Marko H. Sonnenberg, Co-President & COO
Number of employees

Hunter Douglas N.V. is a Dutch multinational corporation. Its principal business is making window blinds and coverings. [1] [2] The company is publicly listed; the CEO, Ralph Sonnenberg, owns more than 80% of the stock.


The head office is in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and a management office in Lucerne, Switzerland.


The current corporate structure, Hunter Douglas N.V., was formed in the Netherlands Antilles in 1971 as a result of a restructuring of the previous Canadian entity, Hunter Douglas Ltd. [3] [4] For tax reasons, investors could select either common or preferred shares through 1990. The company operated in 75 countries at that time. [5]

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