The purpose of EURO-MAT is to strengthen the competitiveness of leading medium-sized builders’ merchants in Europe so as to generate a counterforce to globalized Europeanwide active multinational groups. Thus EURO-MAT creates a platform to support and develop the collaboration with internationalsuppliers. EURO-MAT has concluded partnership agreements with many European suppliers and continuously strives to enlarge its portfolio with innovative suppliers by the means of an ongoing analysis of the European markets. For this, the group regularly meets on a European and regional level in the task forces “Building Materials”, “Tools & Hardware” and “Timber”. This gives new EURO-MAT shareholders access to most international supplying portfolios and helps the industry open new doors to emerging markets.