As Europe’s largest purchasing association in the industrial B2B industry, we have been active in Europe for many years and achieve over half a billion Euros in turnover with about 600 local partners (members and cooperation partner) in 25 countries.
Adapting concepts to the local market circumstances: With the knowledge that every market is different, we develop tailor-made growth concepts with our partners. We consider country-specific differentiations as the basis for success. You can see a list of our international cooperations here.
Proximity to the Market:
Our own E/D/E representatives in the most important markets guarantee proximity to the market and provide local support for our members and contract suppliers.
European business division
Telephone: +49 (0) 202 6096 884
Fax: +49 (0) 202 60 96 583
Internationalisation and concentration tendencies both by manufacturers and customers change the expectations in a purchasing and marketing association.
Subjects such as:
are becoming more and more important. In this regard, we want to offer solutions that are adjusted to national market requirements. We want to be the essential link to our local and international contracted suppliers for our European members.
EuroCraft S.a.r.l. was founded in 1995. It is a European marketing and purchasing group for the specialised trade in the ironware industry, consisting of six partners: E/D/E (Germany), Groupe SOCODA SA (France), B.V. Necomij (Netherlands), Luna AB (Sweden and Norway), CECOFERSA S.A. (Spain and Portugal) and THS TOOLS LTD (Great Britain). For more information, see www.eurocraft.de
CDU - Consorzio Distributori Utensili Srl.
Since 1999, there has been a cooperation between the major Italian purchasing association CDU - Consorzio Distributori Utensili Srl. in the sector of industrial supplies (focus on tools and chipping) and the affiliated specialised traders in Italy. For more information, see www.cdu.net
Since 2000, there has been a cooperation with the major Spanish purchasing association CECOFERSA S.A. in the field of tools for professional specialist traders in Spain. For more information, see www.cecofersa.com
Ferney Group BV
Since 2001, there has been a cooperation with the major Dutch association Ferney Group in the sector of structural fittings, tools and ironware for professional traders in the Netherlands and Belgium. For more information, see www.ferney.nl
Since 2001, there has been a cooperation with the traditional Swiss trading cooperation ZEEV in the field of tools, industrial safety, fixing systems, garden technology and many other product sectors.
Subsidiary ZEDEV AG
In 2010, ZEEV AG and E/D/E founded ZEDEV AG together – the new force in Swiss specialised trade. ZEDEV AG is a complete service organisation with central warehouse, central purchasing department, trademarks, marketing and data management for the Swiss market. For more information about ZEDEV, see www.zedev.ch.
Foundation of EURO Baubeschlag-Handel AG, EBH, at the end of 2001 with members throughout the whole of Europe. For more information, see www.ebh-ag.de
Foundation of GEWEMA AG in the field of stationary woodworking at the end of 2002 with members in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands.
VGH International GmbH
Since 2004, there has been a cooperation with the VGH (association for wholesalers of HVACR systems) with mutual members in Germany, the Benelux States, Denmark, Poland and Romania.
Since the end of 2005, there has been a cooperation with the Danish Sanistål Group, the leading wholesaler for HVACR systems, tools, steel and technical products.
Since 2006, there has been a cooperation with the major Belgian purchasing association Menouquin in Nivelles in the fields of tools, fixing systems, industrial safety and electronic tools for professional specialist retailers in Belgium.
For more information, see www.menouquin.be
Our approx. 600 European partners are supported and looked after centrally by qualified specialists in eight different languages.
Our European members come from 25 countries and our countless cooperations include over 368 affiliated traders.
Countries with local E/D/E activities:
We offer the following services on an international level:
Over the coming months, the European business division is being outsourced organisationally and legally into an independent company (100% subsidiary of E/D/E GmbH).
The objective of this international company is the coordination and management of all business activities outside of Germany.
In addition, we are planning further subsidiary companies, as well as ZEDEV AG, the subsidiary company founded in 2010.
Geschäftsführer EDE International
EDE Platz 1
Telephone:+49 202 6096-221
Fax:+49 202 6096-583
Switchboard:+49 202 6096-0
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