Hunter Douglas NV is a Netherlands-based company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of window coverings and architectural products. It is the parent company within the Hunter Douglas group (the Group). Its product portfolio includes such window coverings, as venetian and vertical blinds, pleated and woven wood shades, as well as exterior venetian blinds, screen products, shutters and awnings, among others. Its architectural products include sun-control solutions, suspended ceilings, ventilated facade systems and translucent materials. It operates under such brand names, as HunterDouglas, Luxaflex, Duette, Silhouette, Vignette, 3form and Luxalon, among others. It is primarily active in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as in North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia. As of December 31, 2011, the Group comprised 168 companies with 68 manufacturing and 100 assembly operations and marketing organizations in over 100 countries.