The core functions of the specialist area Power tools are purchasing, product management and distribution.
As specialists, the employees are the contacts for members and suppliers. Through permanent dialogue on all levels, we always have the relevant information about the current ranges. This exchange of information is ensured by intense cooperation of specialist groups and boards, but also by a well functioning network of suppliers.
The specialist area Power tools deals with the following product ranges:
Manual power-tools incl. accessories
Mobile and stationary compressors
Semi-stationary machines for wood- and metal-working
Intelligent metering equipment
Turnover-development (in million Euros):
The expert group generated 1.4 percent less turnover than in 2012, peaking at 415 million Euros. The entire specialised trade for power tools suffered in 2013 from a regressive development (4.6 percent German consumer climate index). For 2014, a turnover of 428 million Euros is expected, corresponding to an increase of 3 percent.
The overall turnover in 2014 of the specialist area Power tools totalled at 442 million Euros. That meant an increase of 6 percent compared to the previous year. The planned increase of 3 percent was significantly beaten. Positive impulses stemmed also from the new cooperation with eumacop, a leading group of companies trading in woodworking machinery.
In Dolsk, Poland, the first foreign market place of E/D/E took place in 2014. All members in Poland as well as 25 main suppliers from the areas of power tools, pneumatics, hand tools, precision tools and factory equipment. At the same time, the first specialized power tool catalogue for Poland was released, numbering 100 pages.
Our members make ample use of the catalogues for power and pneumatic tools, tailored to the needs of their target groups. In this context, we provide differentiated catalogues for specialised market impact for specialised dealers from distribution groups PREMIUM and UNION, that live up the highest standards. With a shelf-life of about one year for our catalogues we accordingly pay our dues to the fast innovation-cycles within in the industry.
Further more, we provide catalogues tailored to target groups for our other specialised groups.
All in all, the number of our catalogues in the area of power and pneumatic tools reaches about 200,000 copies.
Target group-oriented catalogues in the area of power and pneumatic tools are today being used in Austria, Germany and Poland.
An intense cooperation with chosen manufacturers in acquisition and distribution as well as sophisticated marketing activities secure a strong position in their respective regional markets for our performance groups.
The performance groups power and pneumatic tools are the strongest community in this industry-sector in Germany, with a share of more than 60 percent in the relevant market.
Within the context of a professional supplier-management we have signed agreements with more than 140 suppliers. Our long-lived and active partnerships underline the vivid cooperation with all important suppliers from the industry.
Head of Business Division III
EDE Platz 1
Telephone:+49 202 6096-240
Fax:+49 202 6096-70774
Switchboard:+49 202 6096-0
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