The HORNBACH Group is one of Europe’s largest operators of DIY stores and garden centers. Alongside HORNBACH Baumarkt AG, which is the largest operating subgroup (DIY stores and garden centers), the overall HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA Group also comprises the HORNBACH Baustoff Union GmbH (regional builders’ merchants and construction materials) and HORNBACH Immobilien AG (real estate and location development) subgroups. HORNBACH DIY megastores with garden centers have an average size of around 11,600 square meters, a figure unmatched by any competitor in Germany and Europe. Founded in 1877, the family company with roots in the Pfalz region was first listed on the stock exchange in 1987. HORNBACH currently operates 156 DIY megastores with garden centers in nine countries, of which 98 stores in Germany. The company’s retail concept and product range are entirely tailored to the needs of project and professional customers. HORNBACH guarantees its customers permanently low prices and is thus the price leader in the sector. The high quality of advice and excellent service offered by the company are documented in numerous independent tests and studies. With pioneering achievements such as the first combined DIY store and garden center (1968), the first megastore (1980), and the first DIY store with a drive-in facility (2003), HORNBACH has always found new ways to underline its innovative strength. HORNBACH has acted as a “job machine” for decades now. More than 17,000 employees now work on the company’s success.
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