The Technical Trade sector is made up of the sub-sectors of Technical Trade and Workshop Parts. In the business year of 2011, an overall turnover of €208 million was achieved in the Technical Trade sector.
The Technical Trade sector deals with the goods sectors of hose technology, fittings, technical rubber goods, profiles, elastomer technology, technology dealing with high pressure, high temperature, sealants and installation, adhesive tapes, semi-finished plastic products and industrial requirements.
The Workshop Parts sector deals with the goods range of chemical and technical products.
All sub-sectors are dealt with in terms of content by a total of eight specialists, who are equipped with complex knowledge of the goods.
As well as the most important trade partners of the industry, a large number of significant European manufacturers are listed in the individual goods sectors as contract suppliers in the Technical Trade sector. The cooperation with weighty partners from the industry makes it possible to achieve a high market proportion together, which is the basis for successful work.
In terms of content, the activities in the Technical Trade sector are supported by informative expert group and distribution group work in general and by technical competence group work in the specialised case.
Furthermore, the Technical Trade sector undertakes various subject areas for independent trader cooperations. In this way, the Workshop Parts sector for structural fixtures is closely linked with EBH AG (EURO Baubeschlag-Handel AG). The sector guarantees extensive consultation and support for all traders in the mentioned goods sectors.
The bundling of these strengths makes the Technical Trade sector successful and is the basis for future further development in order to be able to be able to deal with all the necessary challenges which trade and industry make on the association headquarters.
Services of the technical trade sector are:
The Technical Trade sector is the union of independent specialist traders throughout the whole of Germany. In 1995, the Technical Trade expert group was founded with 19 members. The main objective was collective procurement marketing and the creation of a trade catalogue for industrial requirements with high-quality branded ranges for hoses, fittings, vibration technology, seals, profiles, panels, chemical technical products, semi-finished plastic products, compressed air fixtures, machine operating equipment and industrial requirements. This first catalogue was published in 1996. The current edition is about 800 pages. Today, over 30 technical traders with a total of over 60 sites are members of the expert group.
The continual specialisation in goods sectors which are demanding in their content has led to better and better solutions for users both in the manufacturing trade and specialist trade. To do justice to this development, highly-specialised traders have formed competence groups within the Technical Trade expert group. For more intensive knowledge transfer among one another and to the industry. At the moment, there are competence groups in the sectors of seals and profiles together with hoses and fittings.
The objectives of the competence group work are versatile:
With E-COLL, we offer an extensive and specialised range of chemical and technical products. The high level of quality is tailored to use in industry, trade and craft. All E-COLL products are produced exclusively on our assignment and in accordance with our guidelines by leading manufacturers. We guarantee an optimal price-performance ratio and quality on which you can rely.
In the sales partner group, about 40 traders develop the fundamental strategies concerning the goods range of the trade brand E-COLL. As a distribution partner, you will receive extensive support in marketing and in the procurement of specialist knowledge.
The Technical Trade sector currently works with two trade brands (FORMAT and E-COLL). The FORMAT Industrietechnik brand is only available to the Technical Trade expert group. With E-COLL (chemical and technical products), we offer an extensive and professional range of chemical and technical products. The E-COLL range is available to all member establishments without restrictions. The entire range of the E-COLL brand is managed from the Wuppertal warehouse. All products can be purchased in individual shipments. At the moment, the E-COLL range includes approximately 400 products from the fields of maintenance, lubricants, cleaning, adhesives and sealants. Furthermore, technical and safety datasheets are available for all products.
As well as own trade brands, the Technical Trade sector also offers the opportunity of managing individualised trade brands for individual trading companies. The sector offers an extensive approach for the relevant users.
The Industrial Technology catalogue is only available to traders from the Technical Trade expert group. The catalogue edition has a shelf life of 2 1/2 years. With a circulation of approximately 90,000 copies, the reference book enjoys a significant position on the market. Over about 800 pages, you can view high-quality brand products from over 100 manufacturers. The ranges are intended for professional users in trade and industry. Due to the diversity of the Technical Trade industry, the catalogue is offered with various alternate versions.
The catalogue of the E-COLL trade brand is available to all members and can be ordered from, even with minimal quantities. The E-COLL catalogue is published every two years with a circulation of approximately 50,000 copies. Products from the sectors of maintenance, lubrication, cleaning, adhesives and sealants are shown on about 100 pages.
The entire stock range from the Technical Trade sector is also available to all members in a relevant catalogue module. As well as the E-COLL brand, selected first brands are also depicted in this catalogue.
All members have the opportunity to compile their own individual sales tool from the various catalogues of all sectors.
A total of 1500 products are managed in stock at the warehouse in the Technical Trade sector. The focal point of this stocked range is the Workshop Parts sector. As well as products from the E-COLL brand, the range is also made up of first brand products from renowned manufacturers. In the business year of 2009, the Technical Trade sector achieved a stock turnover of approximately €12 million.
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