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The company

We are the Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler (E/D/E), the European service and system provider for the production connection trade (PVH). The approximately 1,200 affiliated members of E/D/E are for the most part specialist wholesalers who mainly supply commercial customers from the trades, industry and local authorities. They trade mainly in tools and machinery, industrial supplies, fittings and construction elements, products for occupational safety and technical trade, building services and steel.

Founded in 1931, the Wuppertal-based family business is operating in 30 European countries and is firmly rooted in its home market of Germany. The company's guiding principle "Successful hand in hand" is a constant for E/D/E, both in its cooperation with member companies and in its assumption of social responsibility in society. With this strength, E/D/E has its strategic goals, once formulated as visions, firmly in sight. With a trading volume of 9.68 billion euros, E/D/E achieved a stable trading volume in 2022 compared to the previous year. Above all, the development of the 952 member companies of the production connection trade and the 198 retailers is also crucial. Their success has its origins in the trade in tools, machinery and factory equipment, building hardware and elements, sanitary and heating technology, steel and fastening technology, welding, safety and industrial technology as well as occupational safety products. 

These industries represent the connection between traditional values and future-oriented focus. This is also what the E/D/E Group stands for with its 1158 (as of December 31, 2022) employees. The activities in Europe are moving further into focus. At this point, E/D/E is already represented in 30 European countries. With the completion and commissioning of the new, modern logistics center, E/D/E has set an important course for a successful common future for its affiliated member companies.

Corporate motto


  • We want to be the indispensable link to our contract suppliers for our members.
  • We ensure our successful future through the intelligent linking of ranges, logistics and services with strong market concepts.
  • We support our members through our absolute commitment. We expect active collaboration and a clear commitment to cooperation from them.
  • We demand the optimal quality from our contract suppliers, with a noticeable commitment to our objectives. We support them through active and reliable partnership.
  • We are a strong team. Whatever we do, we always want to be quicker, better and more economical.
  • We are friendly and competent, open and fair. Because we are perceived according to the way we act.
  • We perceive our social responsibility immediately and through the nonprofitmaking E/D/E foundation.




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    Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler


    EDE Platz 1

    42389 Wuppertal

    Switchboard:+49 202 6096-0

    Fax:+49 202 6096-70714


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