The E/D/E (Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler GmbH) is Europe’s largest purchasing and marketing association in industrial B2B, with almost 1269 medium-sized trading companies.
The Wuppertal-based family company, which was founded in 1931, works in 27 countries of Europe and is firmly rooted in the domestic market of Germany. The corporate motto of “Hand in Hand” represents a constant for the E/D/E, in its cooperation with affiliated companies and through its assumption of social responsibility in society.
From this strength, the E/D/E has kept its strategic objectives, formulated long ago as visions, firmly in sight. With a total trading volume of more than €5.56 billion in 2016, E/D/E achieved the best result in its history.
Above all, the decisive factor is the development of the 972 affiliated industrial B2B companies and the 263 retail traders. Their success has its origin in trade with tools, machinery and operating equipment, structural fixtures and structural elements, sanitation and heating, steel and fastening systems, safety and industrial technology together with industrial safety products. These industries represent the connection between traditional values and future-oriented focus. The E/D/E group also stands for this with its 1103 employees (31st December 2016).
The activities in Europe are being increasingly focused upon. The E/D/E is already represented in 27 European countries now. With the completion and commissioning of the new modern Logistics Centre, the E/D/E has provided an important switch point for a successful shared future for its affiliated member companies.