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Current subjects

Stable growth in core business, impulses from steel, building services and PPE/technical trade

After the previous year's growth leap above the six-billion euro mark (plus EUR 487 million), the E/D/E Group once again achieved a significant increase in trading volume from 306 million to EUR 6.35 billion in 2018. In October, the E/D/E Group recorded the strongest month in its history with a volume of EUR 594 million. A total of EUR 1.37 billion were realised together with partners abroad.


E/D/E expands management and strengthens core functions

The buying association E/D/E based in Wuppertal has effectively enlarged its Board of Directors at the beginning of the year. Through the functionally more differentiated distribution of responsibility, the operative business is to be managed in the future to strengthen the competitiveness and future viability of the members with even greater proximity and orientation to the needs.


About us

Benefits for contract suppliers

Contract suppliers of E/D/E enjoy countless national and international advantages of a strong association for the distribution of their products.

  • Central processing and regulation
  • Marketing partners
  • Catalogues and brochures
  • Central warehouse and logistics
  • Communication partners

E/D/E at a glance

E/D/E is Europe’s largest purchasing and marketing confederation for more than 970 medium-sized trading companies in its branch of trade. The family business is firmly rooted in the domestic market of Germany and is active in 27 countries. The E/D/E lives by the motto of "Hand in Hand", in cooperation with its partners and through its assumption of social responsibility.

Benefits for Members

As a partner, the E/D/E offers its members an abundance of professional services along with extensive product ranges.

  • Central processing and regulation
  • Logistics
  • Marketing concepts
  • Marketing catalogues
  • Data management