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Main contents of DIY International 3/2014
Further concentration in Europe
Euro-Mat was founded 25 years ago. The association discusses a new strategy for the future
Attracting its biggest audience ever, the 3rd European Home Improvement Forum focused on the mobile commerce

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Rolf Boffa (right), founder and managing director of Qualipet, was chosen as “PET Personality 2014”. Mars Petcare Germany received the special award for special services benefiting the pet sector. The award was accepted on behalf of Mars by Tom Albold (left), general manager of Mars Petcare Germany.
Awards for Qualipet and Mars Petcare

Both awards were given by the trade magazine PET worldwide 

Ace now in Malta

The American cooperation is working together with a local licensee 

Opening ceremony in Tokyo with numerous representatives from the various industries.
Opening in Tokyo

The combined trade fairs with Tool Japan, Gardex, Ifex and Agriworld go on for three days 

Homecenter leaves Chelyabinsk (and Russia?)

The DIY retailer pulls out of the highly populated city in the Southern Urals mid-October 

New elephant in St. Petersburg DIY market

The North Russian filter manufacturer Rollman wants to establish new DIY chain 

The presidents of Edra and Fediyma, Régis Degelcke (l.) und Reinhard Wolff, signed the Code of Practice in Brussels.
Code of Practice has been signed

The European associations Fediyma and Edra focus on good relationships 

Getting tradespeople in for tougher jobs

But home owners in Great Britain still do some jobs themselves 

Fitt acquires Melisse

The Italian hose manufacturer now wholly owns its Spanish subsidiary 

The biggest retailers

Home Depot is number nine in the world rankings 

Two stores in Novosibirsk

Leroy Merlin opens a larger store in western Siberian city 

The latest new products

An overview of new and improved products from the industry
New at DIY International 
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3rd European Home Improvement Forum

An extensive gallery of photos of the congress in Madrid organised by Edra and Fediyma 

The latest regional report +