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Rainer Strnad

Talk to one another!

"Brands - and I'm talking of suppliers brands - will play an increasingly important role in the future." "In ten years at the latest, we...View comment...
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Hardware and tools - Taiwan

Strong export nation

The Taiwanese hand tools industry placed emphasis on quality at the International Hardware Fair in Cologne, with the winners of the Taiwan Excellence Award... View article...
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Obi

Good and bad companies

Customer, customer, customer: that’s how Obi’s current business strategy could be summarised. Sergio Giroldi demands that not only his company, but... View article...

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Tesa, packaging concept

Now under the brand Tesa

Tesa has integrated the entire “nie wieder bohren” assortment of adhesive solutions into a European-wide bath accessories range

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Batavia Maxx

Look back with a smile

Ten years ago, Henk van Ommen founded the Dutch tool provider Batavia. In DIY International he takes stock on its special anniversary

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Bisk, Poland

Also open for experiments

The Polish company Bisk has been present on the global market for bathroom accessories for 35 years. Tradition forms stand alongside product lines in View article...

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HDM, Moers and Möckern

New set up

HDM re-established itself last year and has put new future-safe structures into place

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Garden distribution

Wholesale Traders, Ornamental Plant Products
Poland, exporter at the IPM
Trend: higher-value products

European market

Shifts in the European market

The demand for flowers and plants is growing. The industry is coping with challenges such as Brexit and the Russian crisis while opening up new markets at the same time View article...

Garden suppliers

SBM Développemen, Solabiol

SBM Développement

New brands for British gardeners

The French family business SBM Développement wants to put its new strategy into practice and made use of Glee in Birmingham to introduce its brands Solabiol and Job done View article...

Regional report

Italy, home paint category
Italy, professional products, DIFM customers
Italy, floor covering
Italy, old restoration projects

Italy - Do-It-For-Me

DIY and DIFM hand in hand

The Italians are not particularly keen Do-It-Yourselfers, as determined by the market research company Euromonitor International. However, the Do-It-For-Me-Trend will propel the home improvement market forward View article...

Events

NHS, theme 2017, Reimagine Retail
NHS, New Products area

National Hardware Show

Reimagined retail

The threat to stationary trade from the Internet was one of the themes which the National Hardware Show dealt with View article...