New cooperation with Irish purchasing group United Hardware
With effect from 1 July 2023, United Hardware, one of Ireland’s largest purchasing and marketing groups for DIY, home and garden shops, is cooperating with the EDE International AG. Both partners signed the agreement on the occasion of a visit to EDE’s headquarter in Wuppertal in May.
With group volume of around €450m, over 2000 shop staff and over 6000 products available, United Hardware is Ireland’s preferred hard goods buying group. Part of the group is the Homevalue DIY Stores & Builders Merchants brand with over 160 affiliated DIY stores, independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs.
Freek Dekkers, Sales Director at EDE International for Northern Europe, knows: “With United Hardware, we have a strong partner at our side who is represented throughout Ireland. With its structures and suppliers, it offers the optimal conditions and thus the basis for effectively creating synergies!”
Annegret Franzen, CEO EDE International, summarises: “The success of E/D/E and EDE International AG is characterised by strong partnerships at eye level – we are very pleased to be able to enter into a promising cooperation with United Hardware in Ireland as well – with benefits for both sides.” A warm welcome United Hardware!