Blackstone – CRH

Blackstone Close to Deal to Buy CRH Division Deal would provide Blackstone a potential platform in building-materials sector Blackstone competed against Lone Star and Bain Capital among others for CRH’s European distribution arm. PHOTO: MARK LENNIHAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Ben Dummett and  Miriam Gottfried July 15, 2019 12:43 pm ET Global buyout firm Blackstone Group Inc. BX 0.37% is in advanced [...]
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USP – Orientation DIY market

Orientation and the DIY market; new ways of searching In the last couple of years, the way consumers orientate themselves for purchases has changed significantly. The typical consumer customer journey now starts online and sometimes stays online for the entire process. In the US, the typical starting point is no longer Google, but Amazon. Besides [...]
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B+L: Zukunftsforum 2019

B + L ZUKUNFTSFORUM 2019   B + L has been one of the suppliers of market information from Euro-Mat for some time. On July 3 of this year the "Zukunfstforum" took place in Cologne, Germany. I would like to inform you about the presentations and content. The general developments: GPD has been virtually stable [...]
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Global DIY summit 2019

I mainly visit the DIY Summit to inform you about the trends and developments in the Global DIY market. This is now my 4th year that I visit the Summit. A few observations from my side: The event was organized in Dublin this year. The Convention Center Dublin location was very suitable especially considering the [...]
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Euroconstruct – Briefing 2019

BRIEFING ON EUROPEAN CONSTRUCTION – JULY 2019   by Ludwig Dorffmeister • ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich It is more than strange that there is only little reliable data available on the renovation market in Germany given the large market volume. Around 185 billion euros (excluding taxes) are currently [...]
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USP – Base material

Base materials and finishing materials used for prefab elements is country dependent Published on January 10, 2019 Dirk HoogenboomFollow Research Consultant at USP Marketing Consultancy   Within countries, differences were always seen between the way buildings are constructed. Now that prefabrication is a building method that is becoming more popular, you might expect that there [...]
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Davidsen acquires Optimera

Davidsen in Denmark acquires Danish builders merchant Optimera from Saint-Gobain Distribution Denmark.   Davidsen has signed an agreement with Saint-Gobain to acquire their Danish builders merchant Optimera. With this acquisition, Davidsen will get a nationwide footprint of outlets and will step into Copenhagen. Optimera has 17 outlets in Denmark and Greenland as well construction warehouses [...]
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Bosch expands its digital supply chains

Bosch continues to expand its digital supply chains Awards for the best suppliers worldwide  Forty-seven suppliers honored for excellence  Bosch’s purchasing volume to reach more than 40 billion euros in 2019 Digital procurement processes with 43,000 suppliers and service providers  Bosch CFO Stefan Asenkerschbaumer: “Digitalized supply chains reduce both costs and CO2 emissions.”   Stuttgart [...]
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EURO-MAT FORUM

EURO-MAT FORUM 2019 - Florence   It is with great pleasure that we look back on our anniversary Forum in Florence Italy. 30 years of Euro-Mat that brought the independent thinking building materials trader together. Over the years, a wealth of information has been shared and the most beautiful alliances have been concluded. Trade driven [...]
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ECONEX, new EURO-MAT reference supplier

We are pleased to announce that company ECONEX , has become a new reference supplier within the EURO-MAT group. Econex is a dynamic medium-sized enterprise in  Zottegem – Belgium. Their costumers are hardware stores,  builders merchants and DIY retailers, in Benelux and Europe. All products are exclusively sold through a network of dealers. Years of [...]
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