EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


16 Jul, 2015
    • Denmark
    • Non-European country
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Business expansion
    • Internal restructuring
    • Merger/Acquisition
  • Ownership
    • Private
  • Involved actors

    • Business partners/supply chain
    • Education/training provider
    • Private consultants
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Strategic long-term monitoring of individual organisations economic and financial situation
    • Training/skill development
    • Strategic long-term monitoring of market and technological developments
    • Establishment of networks/partnerships with regular exchange facilities
    • Development and maintenance of capacities and competencies for anticipation of change
    • R&D - innovation
  • Management of change activities
    • Support of networks/partnerships among organisations
    • Diagnosis of the situation and designing change procedures
    • Information and consultation of workers or their representatives
    • Monitoring of the impact of the restructuring
    • Reorientation of previous productive resources (site/equipment/etc) and diversification measures
    • Redeployment of affected employees within the organisation
    • (Re)training of affected employees
Kvadrat A/S is a leading textiles company, specialising in the design and sale of high-quality interior textiles. In addition to designing textiles for furniture and curtains, the company has extended it portfolio to include textile-related products, while entering new markets such as the retail and shipping industries. Kvadrat has made a strong comeback since a recession affected the industry in 2002, by adopting a forward-looking strategy aimed at future growth. The company’s 2007–2010 strategy comprises a core part of its vision, based on product diversification and market expansion through partnerships, as well as consolidating the company’s position in Europe while expanding its position outside of Europe.
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • Globalisation/Internationalisation