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High-performance service provider for member companies

In the past few years, the E/D/E has developed from a purchasing association into an integral, high-performance service provider for member companies.

For the E/D/E, a modern partnership means developing the market position of its members to ensure strong, future successes in the competitive environment. For this reason, we offer our members a multitude of professional services, alongside the extensive product ranges.


  • Core Competence – Central Regulation

    We offer our members security and efficiency advantages by purchasing from 3200 contracted suppliers. Collective invoicing combined with online accounting processes guarantee correct and rapid payment processes between members and contracted suppliers. Our central regulation department works on a modern SAP basis and has been certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 since 1996.

  • Core Competence – Data Management

    The E/D/E offers its members solutions for all relevant sectors of electronic communication. Our partners do not just benefit from the knowledge of a large association group. They also benefit from individual industry solutions. Over 800,000 products are permanently maintained in our databases and are available to our members in many different formats. This ranges from inventory management data to marketing data with images for electronic shop systems.

  • Core Competence – Trademarks

    For more than 20 years, the E/D/E has had extensive experience in the successful establishment of trademarks – in many European markets as well. Trademarks bind customers. For this reason, exclusive trademarks are a significant element of E/D/E sales concepts. The E/D/E trademarks offer members the opportunity to be able to offer high-quality range concepts with attractive price-performance ratios.

  • Core Competence – Catalogues



    Catalogues – in paper format or electronically – form the central sales promotion tools in the industrial B2B industry. In cooperation with its member companies, the E/D/E develops over 100 specialist trade catalogues with a total of 500,000 products. The trade catalogues are also available in all important foreign languages in order to be able to successfully handle the European markets.

  • Core Competence – Marketing Concepts

    The E/D/E supports the market positions of its members through special marketing concepts and specialisation groups. From the service elements of the trade catalogue, central warehouse logistics, trademarks and data management, product specialists and marketing strategists develop concepts, with whose help the member companies can systematically build on their market positions.

  • Core Competence - Logistics

    The rapid, reliable and economic procurement and delivery of products within 24 hours are decisive characteristics for the specialised trade. The electronic Logistics Centre (eLC) is one of the significant performance benefits, with which the E/D/E supports the competitive ability of its members. More than 100.000 products are procured for its members and all orders from one day are delivered to customers on the relevant delivery note of the member with 24-hour service. The rate of readiness to deliver is more than 98 percent.


  • Contact

    Dr. Christoph Grote

    Managing Director Products & Sales


    EDE Platz 1

    42389 Wuppertal

    Telephone:+49 202 6096-0
    Fax:+49 202 6096-670

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